1. Do you know how much 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter is? I will tell you, not enough.
2. What it costs me to insure four cars a year in Revere roughly equals what my parents paid for their first house.
3. The Pope is on the cover of Rolling Stones. Do you think he is humming “On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” right now?.
4. POTUS just said that High Quality Early Education is important for our children. Do you think he has ever taught 30 kindergarteners by himself in a 110 year old school?
5. I am cold.
6. I like his tie.
7. Louie worked 65 hours last week. I went to the Eye Doctor today. Our insurance did not cover the cost of my glasses.
8. A Third Grade Student finished the entire Harry Potter Series last week. He read them all! We celebrated his accomplishment and talked about what he was going to read next. He thought he might read the Percy Jackson Series. I told him to go check the books out in the Hallbrary. Our Library is in the hallway because our real library had to be turned into a computer lab. He came back and said he was going to read something else. When I asked him why he said because I was missing one book in the series and he did not want me to spend anymore of my money on new books.
9. Do you know what a serving of pasta looks like? I will tell you, not enough.
10. Do you think POTUS gets nervous before he speaks in public? Do you think he practices his speech with Mrs. POTUS?
Nothing earth shattering happened this week, Thank Goodness! But it felt weird, warped like maybe I was standing on the deck of a boat trying to find my balance. I think it was because we had Monday off and then a snow day Wednesday and I kept thinking it was the weekend. I am very easily confused. These are the thoughts that have randomly been popping into me head all week and the things that have brought noise.
When your work week starts on a Tuesday you realize that a Monday does not have to fall on a Monday to be a Monday. Follow? Tuesday was Monday in disguise.
Triple P broke a few things this week, actually all in one day. She knocked the towel rack off the wall in the bathroom and dropped and broke the measuring cup into a million pieces on the kitchen floor. She was very apologetic as we were cleaning it up and offered to replace it. She asked me where I had purchased it. I told her it was no big deal I could pick up one anywhere but I thought that one had been part of a wedding shower gift. She looked me right in the eye and replied “And now it is shattered, just like your dreams!” and then started laughing. Really?
I survived a kindergarten student telling me that when she grew up she wanted to be “The Princess of Heaven” so she could see her Grandma. I wanted to burst into tears and ask If I could join her so I could see all the people I love and be the boss of them while wearing a tiara but I remained the grown up and told her I thought it would be a lovely job to have someday but she could see her Grandma whenever she wanted in her heart and in her mind. She then said “Ok, then I will be a Principal like Mrs. Martel”. I love my job.
I have been watching the movie Captain Phillips. I love it. I was really nervous the first time I watched it. It is very suspenseful. Kathleen reminded me that Tom Hanks survived to make Saving Mr. Banks so it was easier to watch the scary parts. I have pretty much been watching Captain Phillips for 3 days straight.
I survived the Post Office, where everyone in there was not doing anything remotely to do with the Mail. They were purchasing money orders and getting Passports. I am confused as to why people that are not from the US are here in the US and getting American Passports. I was going to ask but thought it better to Google the question when I got home. I was just as confused by the Google answer.
I survived Market Basket. I foolishly thought bringing The Saint along would make the process more bearable. Mistake. Reason # 8,046 I drink. Prosecco is only 4 points. It was the first thing I checked.
I would not attend the Olympics in Sochi or send my family. That might be being a bit naive but I would be fearful and I am going to be fearful until everyone is home safe.
Natalie introduced a new routine in Zumba this morning. It is a kinda of sort of Bollywood number. I am just going to call it the “Pee Pee Dance” because that is what happens when when I do it.
My sink is right next to my dishwasher. Every night when I go to bed the sink is clean and the dishwasher is empty.
Yet, this is what I wake up to every morning. I just don’t get it.
The Thinker told his sister, who told me, that he wants to move out in June. When I stop laughing I will make a comment.
The Noise In My Head……And I keep telling myself “I am the Captain now”.
This weekend was all about celebrations big and small and I loved it! What is better than celebrating life’s occasions with your friends and family? Let me answer that for you, NOTHING! I need to recap to keep the events in my heart. The memories are there but putting them on paper make them forever.
Thursday we celebrated Lauren’s leaving the McKinley with a small gathering at my house. I don’t mean to say that we were celebrating Lauren leaving because we were not. We were celebrating her new adventures! Thank you to those that came!
Friday we celebrated Jimi’s Birthday. It was so good to be with my sisters (we missed you Andi) and celebrating something happy. We ate, we drank (Prosecco is only 4 points!) and laughed a lot. Melanie, Lauren, Linda and Gary (friends that became family) added to the fun. I love Birthday’s even when they are not my own.
Saturday was the official “Stalk Derek Hough” day. SO MUCH FUN! He certainly is no Donny Osmond but he is a handsome little nugget. The best was the look on Lauren’s and Olivia’s faces when the finally saw him in person. Priceless. It made the combined 4 hours waiting in line totally worth it.
Sunday I was honored to be included in John and Sara’s Baby Shower. A room full of people celebrating the impending birth of a baby girl. It does not get any better than that.
So, four different celebrations all spent with people I love. Amazing. I just had to write it down. Kind of like so let it be written, so let it be remembered. Always.
Remember when I said I missed the mall? Well I went Saturday but Triple P came along for the ride. I should have said I miss going to the mall by myself. How is it possible that she is mine?
I do not like challenges that put one person against the other. My friends would kick my ass. I do like challenging me against me. I can take me.
Someone my Dad loved very much is expecting a baby. Sigh. This would have made him so happy.
Harry Connick Jr is pretty dreamy. And he is funny. Pretend Husband material?
Someone I know is headed out on an adventure. She has named her adventure “The Never Ending Love Story”. I love that. I also love the thought that love never ends. I am also thinking she is a Dirty Stay Out. She knows what I mean!
When shopping with Triple P on Saturday I was buying her the very few things she actually liked. At one store she was upset because the shirt she liked was not on sale and she hates to pay full price (at least I did something right) but she really liked it and I wanted her to have it. (See, I am a good Mom!) As I was paying she said “Mom, I can pay for this”, words that have never come out of the Thinkers mouth, but I said “No Riss, I want to do this for you”. She replied “I make more money than you.”I did not know whether to laugh or be proud of her. I still paid for the top but I am going to remind her she said this next month when Sallie Mae comes calling.
I went to Market Basket…..On a Sunday……Extra 4% off (who knew?)…….Still the prettiest one there.
Why is it that one of the kids always needs to use my car right after I have filled the gas tank?
I like to fall asleep with the TV on. I set the timer on the TV to turn itself of and I usually fall asleep to Friends on Nick at Night. When I am getting dressed in the morning and turn the TV back on it is usually time for a show called Bubble Guppies. I am not going to lie, I like it. Deema is my favorite.
Amy posted this on her Facebook page and I loved it! How sweet is this? A real life Fairytale come true. It totally beats a proposal in Sears parking lot. Truth. The Saint went in for a lawnmower and came out with an engagement ring. His reasoning? And I quote, “It was on sale”. So the moral of my Fairytale is thank goodness the diamonds were on sale and not lawn mowers. Happily Ever After. The video will not post so please see the link to this super sweet story here.
Apparently losing the 30 pounds you gained stress eating is not as easy as gaining it. I caved and joined Weight Watchers. I have not done Weight Watchers in about 20 years. Yes, I have done it before and I will most likely have to do it again. Whatever. I have eating issues. Anyhow, they have this really cool APP that tracks your points. I am OBSESSED with it. It can read a bar code and tell you how many points that food is. I am scanning EVERYTHING! It was worth joining just for the APP. So far so good but do not ask me how I am doing because I will bite your head off. You may ask about the App. I will be happy to show you and to scan with you. By the way, A Presidente Margarita from Chili’s is approx 21 points. Cheers!
I went to the Post Office yesterday to mail a few surprises. Jen and Missy look for a little something something. I was shocked to see everything but Postal business going on in there. Three people in front of me needed passports and the next two were purchasing Money Orders. Where am I?
The Noise In My Head….and it is hearing this.
I survived my first full work week of 2014. It was a busy one and my head is full of noise. You know what that means…….
Not going to fib, it was nice to come back to school and not have to worry about Drama Club!
I had my annual physical on Tuesday. It was not pretty. My blood numbers are still good but I gained SO much weight. Let’s just say I should be delivering a baby about now. Ugh, I really believe that when you are eating your feelings the food should be calorie free.
My Doctor and I figured out that it took about 6 months to gain the weight. That makes sense, right around the time the Sh*t hit the fan. She told me that what took 6 months to put on should take about a year to take off in a healthy manner. Great just great.
I went out to dinner to celebrate Lauren’s Birthday Wednesday night. I ordered steamed broccoli instead of fries. I know, its shocking but true. I still had a burger. Baby steps.
I slipped and fell on the ice Wednesday morning. It was not pretty.
I am a big believer in the rule that if you shovel out a parking space it is yours, as long as there is snow on the ground, however my neighbors are pushing it. Seriously, lose the cones.
I am reading Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed to the 2nd grade. I love Junie B. She is total sassafras. I told the students that there is no such thing as monsters that live under your bed. It occurred to me while I was reading it that I am a fraud because to this day I check under my bed for monsters. Then I became really sad because my Dad was always the one to chase the monsters out from under my bed. What am I going to do now?
I have not been in a Mall since the week before Christmas. I am having serious withdrawals.
I miss Andi.
I keep hearing the songs Let It Be, Shine Your Light, Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? in my head. Honestly they are on a continuous loop! It never stops.
I think it is so cool that Gabrielle Gifford went skydiving to mark the 3rd Anniversary of her shooting. I am wondering what the noise was in her head. I am thinking it was Roar.
Is it wrong that all I can think about is a big bowl of Pasta?
The Noise In My Head……………..
Andi is laid up recovering from back surgery. Needless to say she needs to be entertained so I convinced her to watch Downton Abbey. I am obsessed with the series and am eagerly anticipating the premiere of Season Four tonight. Andi just started watching today and excitedly called to tell me she was almost finished watching Season One and that she loved it. Before I could reply she yelled “I call dibs on Lady Mary! I get to be Lady Mary you have to be Lady Edith!”. Insert bad word here! Why didn’t I call Lady Mary when I told her to watch it?? I know better, she always called Ginger and Marcia and I had to be Mary Ann and Jan. In my enthusiasm of telling her about the show I did not think of the “calling dibs” on the favorite female character. Frankly I thought we were too old for those shenanigans (I love that word) but having just come back from seeing the amazing Frozen (Missy, you were right! I loved it!) I call dibs on Anna. You heard me Andria Maria Veronica DeLucia Lewis, I CALL DIBS ON ANNA, you have to be Elsa. Dibs! Dibs! Dibs! And while we are on the subject I never wanted to be Ginger or Marcia, I just let you think that I did!
Bonus: I love this song.