Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wrong One!

Last Friday I went through the atm drive through lane at the bank.  I put my card in and after the pin entrance screen I chose my option and then the screen said my card was not authorized for that transaction.  I thought maybe I did something wrong so I redid the whole thing only to have the exact same thing happen.

I ended up having to park, get the kids out of the car and go inside.  I waited through the line and once I got to the teller I explained my problem.  She said she would be happy to help.  I pulled out my card and handed it to her.  She looked at it and then said, "This is a Walmart card."  Sure enough!  When I looked I had used my Walmart card instead of my bank card!  No wonder I couldn't get my card to work.... I am such a nerd face.  Rest assured I will be making sure to use the right card the next time!  

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Clean Sheets

I swear I don't know why I change my kid's sheets.  Every time I change their sheets they end up getting sick or peeing the bed.  You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.  Every. Single. Time.  I used to change sheets every week.  Once Firecracker came along that changed to once every two weeks.  Now, I don't want to tell you.  Suffice it to say it is not as often as it should be.  However, part of the problem is because of the aforementioned issue.  UGH!  Darned if I do and darned if I don't.

Have a great day,
Ms. T 




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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Then They Eat Chicken

The other day Firecracker was explaining an episode of Tom and Jerry that he had been watching.  This was his explanation:
"They were dressed kinda funny, and umm, Mom, what is that thing where everyone gets along and then they eat chicken?"

It took me a minute and then I said, "do you mean Thanksgiving?"  He was like, "Yeah that's it!  They had Thanksgiving."

To be honest I don't even remember the rest of his explanation of the episode, because I was cracking up at his description of Thanksgiving.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rare Friendships



Friendships are such important parts of life.  I am blessed to have wonderful friends.  We all have friendships that thrive for a time, but eventually time and/ or distance dissolve such friendships.  Not to say that we don't still think of that person, or love them, it's just that we never get together with them or reach out to them.




There are a few rare friendships most of us have in our lives that when we see our friend no matter how long it has been since we last connected the friendship is just as strong.  These friendships are rare and to be treasured.  Recently, I had a friend come back from another country to visit.  She and I hadn't seen each other in roughly two years.  However, we were able to sit down and talk for hours like it had only been a short time since we had seen each other.  She is such a sweet friend and I love her.  I do wish she lived closer so I could spend more time with her.  However, I will take the time I can get and enjoy it.

This friend is not the only one I share this type of rare friendship with.  I have a few others.  However, there are precious few I can claim this kind of relationship with.







Have a great day!



Ms. T
 





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Thursday, April 7, 2016

An Enthusiastic Audience Member



If there was any doubt at all whether or not I am abnormal this last week at Convention proved I am with a resounding, “YES.”  While I was watching the kids participate in different events, apparently I surprised a lot of people.  

 Now, I feel the need to explain that I am an enthusiastic audience member/ fan/ sponsor.  When one of the kids would finish their performance I would cheer super loud and clap for them.  I received quite a few looks from people.  Apparently, their idea for encouraging those who have just performed was to do the “golf clap.”  You know, clap super quietly while sitting with nearly no expression on their face.   

Well, I have news for those other people.  My kids know I’m proud of them and know I think they did soooo well, and everyone around me knows it too.  Everyone in the room knows that my kids have at least one person that loves them and supports them.  I’m not trying to say if you don’t cheer like I do that you don’t cheer right.  You have every right to cheer the way you want to.  All I ask is to be tolerated while I cheer how I want to.  And you know what?  Whether or not you like it doesn’t bother me.  Sorry.  Though, I may apologize afterward if I ended up injuring your ear drum with my loudness. =) 

Have a great day!
Ms. T

P.S. if you have ever heard my Mother cheer for anyone for anything, you would know where I get my exuberance from. =)
 





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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Convention



Last year, 2015, I wrote about the kids in my classroom participating in a State Convention.  There are all kinds of events from Scrap-booking and Science projects to Basketball and Shot put.  This week was Convention for 2016. 

Once again, several of the students from my class participated.  There were many memorable moments in the week.  Such as one of the boys, G, did a tuck and roll during a basketball game because he had tripped when trying to get the ball when the other team lost control of the ball.  Once he came out of the roll, he jumped up, grabbed the ball, dribbled to the hoop and finished the fast break with a lay-up that went in! 

Another memory would have to be while our team was in an academic quizzing session they had a question none of them knew the answer to so they answered by singing (yes, singing), “Taco Bell.”  

One that was not humorous, but still memorable and sweet was when one of our girls, L, helped out a fellow competitor with her costume for her performance.  L just happen to notice the girl needed help, made some suggestions and helped her accomplish them. 

Anyway, I was so proud of our kids.  They were so good!  They behaved well, and performed even better.  Not one of the kids came away from the awards ceremony without having placed in one event or another.  I couldn’t have been prouder of my sweet students!  I love them all!  And here are a few pictures of my kids with their awards:

 It took a few minutes to get them calm enough to look at the camera...



The girls only took one take.  See how beautiful they are?  And then there are the boys...










 After awhile we finally got a keeper!

Have a great day!
Ms. T
 





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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Family

A few weeks ago my younger brother, Ham, and his family came to a location within 3 hours of us. (They live about a 24 hour drive from us) We drove to meet them.  It was a nice visit.  We don't get to see them nearly enough.  On visits like these it reminds me just how much I wish they would move back.  It also makes me conscious once again just how blessed I am to have a family that loves each other and actually WANTS to be around each other.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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