Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wherefore art thou fall?

Y'all it's the END of September
and it's STILL hot. 
Ridiculously hot.
This was the temp yesterday:

And here is my sock monkey loving girl wearing the 
super cute new ear muffs her grandmother sent her. 
At this rate she may never get to wear them. 

Fall, fall, wherefore art thou fall?

The person you encounter.....

Such a great reminder that people and things
 aren't always what they seem!!
The Person You Encounter

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Randomness on a Tuesday Night

1. Strep sucks.  Oh wait....I'm sorry. Let me use my "formal register" {ie: appropriate words}.  Strep inhales greatly.

2. Having multiple kids email you to find out the cool website you used in class that day is awesome!{It was a catapult simulation and was very fun!} Technology rocks!

3. If a student emails me 16 times in the span of and a half days to ask for my cell phone number so I can face time with her there is 100% chance I will NOT give it to her. {Can you image how much she would call me?}

4. Just because someone doesn't do something the way you would do it, doesn't mean it's wrong. Just be happy they did it! {Reminder to myself!}

5. My dad {Remember him?} He is now on Facebook. Seriously. Isn't that CRAZY? I seriously had Madison call him when I got the request email to make sure he hadn't been kidnapped! Go Daddy go!

6. I just Googled the question "Why is deer sausage so smelly?"  Unfortunately Google does not know.  Does anyone? {I thought Google knew everything?}

7. Totally going to make these 7-Up Biscuits soon. YUMMY!

8. This song is beautiful.  I big puffy heart it! And YOU!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Overheard in my classroom today: 

Cute little 1st grade girl with a bit of a speech problem said 
"I'm six years old". 

Little boy sitting next to her misheard her and said 
"You are sexy and old?"

Ordinary vs Extraordinary

I love this little quote by Jimmy Johnson. 
What a great reminder that putting in a little extra effort can have miraculous results!
Ordinary and Extraordinary

Monday, September 12, 2011

Observations from the Teacher on Morning Car Duty

I love morning car duty. 
Seriously I do. 
I love getting kids out of cars and telling them to have a great day. 
I truly would do it every day {I only do it every other week}  
because I think it's a great way to start the day. 

While doing morning duty I have observed a few interesting things.  

  • Lots of kids eat breakfast on the way to school and some people eat VERY interesting things. My favorite thus far was the little girl yesterday morning eating a bag of microwave popcorn. Dude, I like popcorn but....for breakfast?
  • LOTS of kids don't sit in booster seats and LOTS sit in the front seat that really shouldn't be.  As a mom who didn't let her daughter sit in the front seat until she was 13 I know I was a little tad bit lot overprotective but aren't they supposed to be
    in booster seats when they are little?
    Please put them in the back seat!
  • I love hearing the sweet things moms/dads and kids say as they are getting out of the car each morning. I hear lots of "Have a good day!" and "Learn something today!" and "Behave yourself!".  My favorite is a super cute little kindergarten girl whose mom always says "God bless you today!" and the little girl replies
     "God bless you today too mama!".
    So sweet!
  • Many people have SERIOUS trash in their cars. I mean we all have stuff in our car but some people have so much their kiddos can't even get out of the car without knocking trash out. Maybe we need a car hoarders TV show?
  • We get the kids out of the car each morning so the parents can stay in the driver seat and keep the line moving but every once in a while a parent will stop and get out. Tuesday I had a dad stop, get out, walk around the car {which was blocking the others from continuing}, pull out his pocketknife and cut off his daughters hanging fingernail. Random. Seriously random.And noticing these things makes me think....
I wonder what teachers have observed about me while I was dropping Madison off at school? Hmmm..................

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Praying for Rain

I was going to write a silly little post about something funny 
that happened today at school but y'all I just couldn't.  
My heart is just too heavy. 

If you live in Texas you know that it's been a hot and dry year.  
Seriously, I have lived in Texas all of my 41 years 
and never can I remember it being so hot 
{65+ days over 100 degrees} and so ridiculously dry. 
It hasn't rained seriously since the beginning of the year.  
Everything is brown and dead. 

Because it's so hot and so dry here in Texas there have been fires sprouting up all over the state.   There are so many that if you walk outside, you smell smoke. 
This past weekend because of the tropical storm in the gulf it was super windy.  
Super hot + super dry + super windy = fires.  
Fires that spread quickly and can't be contained.  
There was one about a mile from our house on 
Sunday but luckily it was quickly contained.  
There is one about an hour away in Bastrop, Texas 
however that is still 0% contained and is massive- 
24 miles by 20 miles. 
It has burned down over 600 homes and killed at least 2 people.  
Firefighters from all over the the country 
have flooded the area to help. 

I have friends who have had to pack up and leave their homes- 
not knowing if they'd be there when they returned.   
I have friends of friends whose homes burned in just moments.  
I just can't imagine y'all.  
I know the things in our houses are just things 
but it's just so horrible.  
{A few pics of the fire are here and here.}

So would you please pray with me for some rain here in Texas 
and specifically for the Bastrop fire
For those fighting the fire and for all those 
who have lost so much because of it.  
Dear Lord, please have mercy on us!