Friday, November 21, 2008



Fasten your seat belt. We're moving quickly here.



  • I can now hold onto the chin-up bar for several seconds if I jump off a stool. Just can't get the body hoisted up there yet.


  • There is a weekly newspaper insert thrown onto our driveway each Sunday. All my neighbors get one. One of the neighbors NEVER picks his up. There are now 6 of those pink newspaper bags living near his mailbox and on the street. I do believe he is waiting for a big snow and then the plow will scrape up the papers for him. It's a biannual clean-up over there.


  • I love chocolate and banana together, but chocolate and green bananas aren't quite the same.


  • We have a mouse residing in our garage *SCREAM* I saw it today. We've invited it to meet our mousetraps, but it doesn't seem interested. Sent the dog out this morning to catch the mouse. She came back in with a juice box.


  • When did I become absolutely addicted to blogging?


  • Maybe this is a good time to take a break from that time-consuming addiction.


  • I went to work last night sans my backpack and teaching materials. I did, however, think to take The Starter Wife. That's planning at its best.


  • How do I help my shy kids understand that they must at some point talk to their teachers?


  • Those 50 top Chrysler execs who defended their million dollar-plus retention bonuses last week while holding to plans to shed a lot of personnel blood in December? Well, my thoughts are better left unsaid.


  • I LOVELOVELOVE my developmental English students this term.


  • Why did my sugar cookies turn out to be dime-sized and dime-textured?


  • Are we the only family with a dog who refuses to go outside without a human companion?


  • Every morning I drop my kids off at their schools and say, "I love you and am proud of you." They always continue to walk toward school without acknowledging me. On Wednesday, my teen stopped, turned to look at me, and said, "You, too."

16 comments:

ladyfi said...

Chocolate and bananas baked in the oven - heaven! Dog can run off and swim by himself but he won't go and wee without human companionship.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Now i have a craving for some lightly pan fried bananas with chocolate. YUM!! :)

Jan said...

You have a teen who actually acknowledged your existence?? Wow...you are GOOD!

Mental P Mama said...

That last one takes my breath away. It's all worth it;)

Nora said...

Oh, that last one about your child turning back and saying that....that made MY day. Sometimes my 3-year-old will say "I love you." out of the blue. My heart melts when he does that.

Ashley said...

No - now is not the time to give up on your blogging addiction. :)

Betty said...

Don´t you love it, when your teen surprises you like that? And I agree with Ashley....it´s not time to give up blogging yet! I just found you! :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

give up blogging??? OMG stop cursing... would you believe that my 20 yr old and my teen at least once a day even when so mad they could chew nails say I love you... and usually follow it with a kiss. one of my most treasured moments... cory gave to me when he was in highschool... I had to go to the school for something and he met me in the commons area it was FULL of kids and he kissed me and thanked me and told me he loved me right in front of all of them!!!! I asked him later he said well I love you and I appreciated you coming to do what ever it was i did... I about fell out.... My kids DO have really good points sometimes I just have to dig to find them LOL.

pam said...

"You too" is much better than what I got all week. Every time I said "I love you," this week I got, "I know." Finally I said, "What is up with THIS? It sounds so rude! I would rather you just say thanks or nothing at all if you can't say you love me back!" He confessed he was trying to sound like Hans Solo to Princess Leah. Oh the joy.
You dog sounds like it fits with your family just fine. I feel bad for the mouse though, nothing left to drink in the garage. You really should try placing some of your sugar cookies on the trap and see what happens.

WheresMyAngels said...

I have a hard time catching those garage mice and after the first two weeks, stop checking the traps. Then I remember months later and they are all filled. Scary huh!

Hollerer said...

You're hilarious. I especially loved the mouse/dog part, as I can relate. Excellent FF post, my friend :)

Jeannelle said...

Caution....you're an entertainingly gifted blogger. I don't know if entertainingly is a word, but there's an award for you over at my blog!

Lisa said...

Wow, that was a lot for a friday!!! But good. I hope you don't stop blogging, what in the world would you do with that time????

Dr.John said...

So many things. We have dog that goes partly out then waits for you to go with her. She won't come and won't go out. Blackmail by a dog.

sigrid the shameless said...

Good for you on the chin-up bar!!! You're getting stronger every day!! That should come in handy when you have to release all of those mouse traps to dispose of the, um, bodies:)

I'm fortunate that my teenager and her boyfriend are very affectionate with me. The three of us will be making frosted sugar cookies in a couple of weeks. I'll let you know how it goes!!!!

addhumorandfaith said...

Interesting list.

I grew up loving bananas and Hershey's syrup on vanilla ice cream, a favorite of Mama's -- so mine too. Also, my grandchildren love it when I dip bananas in chocolate and freeze them, especially in the summer.

For 20 years we lived in the old family farmhouse. So, I KNOW mice! One time I went to buy a Christmas tree and they asked if I wanted to buy the display one that was already decorated -- with cute little MICE ornaments! "No thank you. I live in an old farmhouse -- mice are NOT cute to me!"

And, blogging. I understand when you teach and are raising children, how hard it must be to find the time to blog. But, I'm guessing it's one of the few things that you do just for yourself. A shame to give up one of those!