Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Have I ever told you ......

my personal theory about Dr. Seuss?  Well let me tell you, I hate Dr. Seuss. Yes as a teacher I should embrace his creativity......but honestly I can't stand all the rhyming. And actually it's not necessarily the rhyming I hate. It's the rhyming of the nonsensical made up words. My teacher brain wants to just scream know it the hell off! Yes, this is a confession...........I hate Dr. Seuss so much I actually refused to read it to my students...no matter how much they begged for Green Eggs and Ham, I refused ! In case you didn't know I used to teach elementary and even had a stint as a preschool teacher........hard to believe as jaded as I seem now.  I am also painfully aware that I am sure I will one day be punished for denying these youngsters the pleasure of hearing the nonsensical tale of some freakish looking creepy fur covered rodents from Whooville .....but that's a chance I'll take....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Please tell me.............

That I am not the only one who is not finished with their shopping yet, have not baked a single Christmas cookie, have zillions of presents to wrap, and feel like their time is running out!! I love Christmas but I think it's going to kill me this year getting everything done!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What I love about this time of year...........

 Lighting the gas fireplace and not caring about how much money it cost to run it.

Lights and garland in every room...........the smell of pine and cinnamon

Christmas sugar cookies, frosted with all sorts of  red and green sprinkles, the best!

Dropping off a bag of toys at the Salvation Army knowing some child is going to have a present to unwrap on Christmas morning...........priceless

The awesome life size nativity that the local funeral home displays each year....yeah I know it's a little weird that it's in front of a funeral home, probably the most depressing place to be at this time of year....but it's an awesome display, and I look forward to it every year.

 Watching the original Christmas Carol  movie late Christmas Eve while drinking Bailey's

The annual Christmas parties to invitations.......that seem like a pain.......but I  am always  glad I attend

Lighting the advent candle, remembering the ultimate Christmas Gift...........

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sometimes I wish...........

Sometimes I wish I weren't so approachable to my students. There are just times when I'd rather not know so many personal things about them..........case in point.......the student who told me the other day she just found out she had an STD, and wait for it........that she might be pregnant. I mean what am I supposed to say to that? My brillant response...........go to the counseling office and talk to them about your predicament. Seriously I was completely dumbfounded as what to say to this student, however  for some strange reason she felt comfortable enough  to share her troubles with me.

 The next day this same student came up to me during class to tell me she's NOT pregnant, which I felt relieved about, but then she proceeded to share the intimate details of how she got into the situation in the first place.......at which point I just had to say I'm really not comfortable discussing your sex life........total cop out I know, but seriously I don't need the image of my students engaging in activities they are in no position to handle the consequences of, burned into brain..........FML

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My time is runing out

Am I the only one who has just just realized that Christmas is two weeks away? I seriously have a zillion presents to wrap, dozens of cookies to bake and the worst part.........I'm no where near done with my shopping. Sometimes I think the stress of getting everything done, kinda sucks the joy out of the holiday. So I'm going to get my ass in gear and go wrap some presents now, well at least it beats doing laundry. Ugh!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I am questiong my sanity

Ryan Murphy you sick twisted genius. I am seriously addicted to American Horror Story, I am talking the kind of addiction that even Dr. Drew couldn't cure. This show is completely dark, twisted, and a bit sadistic. And in all honesty I am questioning my own dark side as to why it is so completely enveloping.

The characters are all so fractured and  flawed that it just sucks you right in, wondering exactly who has the most secrets and skeleton's in their closet.  If you haven't watched this show, check your on demand feature and watch it from the beginning.  You'll be either hooked after one episode or sitting in a corner rocking back and forth crying for your momma.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Secret

I've been a fan of post secret for some time now, but lately it's been such a drag. I used to be able to count on at least one secret to make me laugh each week, but lately those have been few and far between. This week I have to admit I got a hearty laugh.........hope you enjoy
Now that's some funny shit