Sunday, November 25, 2007

Jingle bells, Jingle bells!

Yeaaaaa, it's that time of year! Saturday night Geoff and I went with his family to the lighting of one of my student's house. Each year they do a huge display with their neighbors and coordinate all of the lights with music. It's a huge production and Saturday was opening night. It was fun to bundle up (it's getting cold!) and check out the show... it really put me in the festive holiday mood. I am so excited for Christmas! Only 4 more weeks of school and then home to Seattle to be with the fam!
If you are looking for a good display you should check out their website and head over to their place.
I think I'll go put up some Christmas decorations!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving thanks

So much to be grateful for on this sunny, chilly Thanksgiving. I'm blessed to be able to spend the day with Geoff's family, feeling as welcomed as if it was my own. I'm grateful for my family back in Seattle and all of the love they are sending me from afar! I'm blessed with all of my friends and loved ones... each bringing something special and beautiful to my life. I hope it's a fabulous Thanksgiving for all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Maybe next year

I'm watching Oprah right now... it's her famous "Favorite Things" show where she gives away all of her favorite gadgets, toys, beauty supplies, cooking utensils.... you name it... to her audience. Oprah doesn't do anything little, so the things she gives away are pretty extravagant! (I mean, come on, she just gave away a $3,700 fridge with a TV/DVD/Radio built in the door!) A few years back she had ALL teachers in her audience for this show- she must have lost my number! I keep thinking that maybe next year I'll get the call!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday mornings

I looooove the weekend, especially lazy Sunday mornings. No rush to work, no going to the gym, no planning or homework.... just bein' lazy with my love. It doesn't get any better. Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, November 9, 2007


Oh man, do I hate those little buggers! I am trying desperately to fight off a little bug right now. I just feel like germs are all over the place. I sanitize my classroom 2-3 times each day and wash my hands about 15 times per day... no matter what I do though I think it's destined. The kids come in SICK... coughing, sneezing, snotty... for some reason parents think it's okay to send them in when they are obviously highly contagious. Yesterday I made two phone calls home telling them to come pick up their kid! (I'm more adamant about it the last few days since I haven't been feeling well.) So, to all the parents out there... coming from a teacher... if your child is sick, KEEP THEM HOME!