Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they've encountered during the week, etc.). 
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1) It's my Friday!!!!!!!!!!!! Wahoo...we have a 4 day weekend coming up and it's MUCH needed. 

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2) We will be flushing ice cubes down the toilet & wearing our PJs inside out on Monday night as there is finally a  fair chance of some freezing rain and snow that just might get us a SNOW DAY!! That would make the weekend 5 days long!! And right now, Wednesday is predicted for 1-3" of snow...and that's enough in TN to get a snow day as well. I'm trying not to get my hopes up as I know all too well how the forecast and weather changes around here. *sigh*
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3) I am on a pistachio diet...binge diet I should say. They are so addicting. I've decided they should be a weekly purchase on the grocery runs. I really enjoyed sitting down on our new recliner couch, eating pistachios and watching some Downton Abbey (I'm 4 episodes behind) the other night. I plan to do some more of that tonight.
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4) I have book club tonight. I'm excited to go, but disappointed in myself for not finishing the book. It's all "par for the course" with how my reading and lack of time has gone this year...geesh!! At least I don't have to make dinner...we're meeting at Panera!!
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5) I think it's common knowledge that if you have a child with a December birthday, that could be a pretty chaotic time of year - more so than usual. Well, who would have thought that an early February birthday would be the same...seriously...we had E's party last Sunday, then we had to get our President's project completed, we had to do Valentine's for his entire class and then add to that all the "Thank You" notes for his birthday gifts. Whew...I'm exhausted.

Monday, February 09, 2015

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1) I think it's great when people are happy..seriously...good for them...but that overly happy, sappy like talk...that's annoying and I want to tell them to shut up. or smack them. #truth

2) I am beyond happy to have two 4-day work weeks in a row. Not happy that long ago I had planned (mostly in my mind) to make a run for DisneyWorld during this long weekend and it's not gonna happen. #bummer

3) I tried to lift up my co-workers spirit/mood last week with treats and a fun game. It's so interesting to see that those who "needed" to participate in the "pay it forward" bingo game, did not...and the ones who aren't SO in need of it, did. #frustrating #icantfixeverything

4) Ethan turned 7 yesterday. Where in the world did the time go? Also, my house now looks like someone vomited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all over it. #ethanishappy #wheredoesthetimego #mybabyisgrowingup 

5) It has been really hard to be positive during this school year. There are lots of miserable co-workers and unkind (and unbelievable) behavior. Ugly tone of voice. Add to that the annoying brown-nosers. #drivemetodrinking

6) I need a whole day to myself to read. 5 weeks into the year and I've only read 2 books. That means I'm 3 books behind on my yearly goal. #ihatebeingsobusy

7) If you've been reading here for a while, you know I DO NOT like being crazy-busy...I don't see the "glory"  in it and am not sure why people think being busy makes them so "important"...all that to say that it has really been wearing on me and I'm SO SO tired of always trying to catch up...catch up on the laundry, catch up on the dishes, catch up on reading or scrapbooking....of course those last 2 are the most neglected. #saynotobusy

8) I was all stressed & worried over the weekend about the activity I had planned for 7th grade today. It was something new and very much "out of the box" so I had no idea how it would unfold. I am happy to report it went better than expected and I love that it is something they will likely say was fun and enjoyable AKA I did not stand up there and lecture to them. #pleasantsurprise

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they've encountered during the week, etc.). 
1) Well, this is actually the post I started for LAST Thursday...that's how my life has been lately...everything is on Fast Forward, but I would rather be on Rewind...or heck at last at normal speed. Woosh!!

2) I watched Boyhood on iTunes last weekend after my art teacher co-worker kept telling me how good it was. OK - first, it was NOT "knock-my-socks-off" good (for me) ....the concept - of filming the same kid for 12 years - ok, that's cool, but otherwise, the story was just another kid's ordinary life. What also left me with a  sour taste in my mouth was the repeated and too-frequent Democratic agenda...seriously people, leave the politics OUT of the movies...especially that stupid neighbor lady who went on and on about Obama. I wanted to puke. And as a kid, I always adored Ethan Hawke...but now after this movie and reading the article where he pretty much says having affairs is ok - I'm no longer much of a fan. 

3) Whoa! This has been the worst start to a new year of reading ever in history for me. Seriously, it took be almost a full month to finish  All the Light We Cannot See. The beginning was just so chalk full of meaningless details that even though I was still interested in it, I chose other activities instead of reading. I am so happy to finally move on to something else. 

4) Last week was Catholic Schools Week here at school (hence the inability to complete a single blog post). A (crazy) week full of fun activities. I am the committee chair for this and while the week was fun, I am beyond happy that it is just about over.

5) We had a 2-hour delay to school last Tuesday. The high school announced it at 6:30am...which is pretty late considering most people are up and getting ready by 5:45am...the school I work at didn't announce it until 6:55am...need I say how that was really not beneficial. No extra sleep or rest considering I was about to head out the door in 5 minutes. Ugh. We need a REAL snow day around here!! Update: still no freakin' snow here while the rest of the country hogs it all!!! And it "snowed" here ALOT on Monday...too bad it was all flurries...looked pretty but didn't get us out of school. 

6) As I was running on the treadmill the other night, I came across Dead Poet's Society on some movie channel. Oh...that movie. Makes me want to sit & watch it in it's entirety. Also, makes me sad all over again for Robin Williams. :(

7) It was Boy Scout night on enjoyed a fabulous pedicure...all by myself. Relaxation time! 

8) I recently joined a FB group for buying/selling scrapbook highly sought after scrapbook goods...I already need to find a 7-step program to quit shopping there. Yikes!

9) I set a "soft" goal to read more non-fiction this I've started by reading Amy Poehler's "Yes Please"...and the laughs are serving me well too. 

10) Because work isn't busy enough- this week is National School Counselor Week...I set up a fun BINGO game for the teachers to play throughout the week for prizes and a gift card drawing at the end of the week. I also brought in bagels on Monday, homemade baked goods on Tues, Wed & Thur and on Friday I will get chicken minis from ChickFila. On Tuesday a teacher emailed me and said "Shouldn't WE be bringing you treats?"...haha...I almost fell out of my chair laughing...while that's the truth, most (or all) school counselors know they have to do their own PR and celebrate the profession or the week would pass as any other. This teacher then sent me a tweet from a school counselor where she used to work - her co-workers had decorated her that...doubt it will ever happen where I'm at though. If I didn't tell them it was NSCW, they'd never know.