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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

11 in 11

I have missed the bloggin'!
Christmas Eve was at my house (after we got home from the hospital), yes, we still hosted it- it was because we have the youngest children and the most stuff to move if we go to another family member's by default, having #3 earned us an eternity of Christmas Eve Festivities! "Thanks a lot, Jonathan!!' :)
Our tradition is that we open all of our presents on on the 24th and then the only thing under the tree the next morning is what Santa left.  So we opened everything and then kicked everyone out because we were E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D!!!!

I could see the {{{{{HUGS}}}}}} flying over in a million, tiny, colorful pieces when I logged on yesterday! (Wait, the little tiny pieces are the picture on the TV.....but I know I saw something!) Thank you for all the teacher-love! She is perking up a little each day.

Now for the 11 in 11 Linky party hosted by Kristin at A Teeny, Tiny Teacher and Hadar at Miss Kindergarten. This is a super cute idea!

11. Favorite Movie You Have Watched

If you have never seen it, I won't spoil a thing.....I recommend you watch it on a rainy day when you need a good cry!

10. Favorite TV Series

American Horror Story! on FX
I love, love, love Dylan McDermott! Can you believe he is 50?!?! The show is a bit risque.....okay, it can be down right dirty, but he is such a beautiful man...I guess I just have to endure it!

9. Favorite Restaurant
All time?

(I don't think they even have kid menus or high chairs!)
8. Favorite New Thing You Have Tried
BLOGGING! If you are reading this, then you are interested in blogging, too! I just love logging on and seeing all the great ideas and reading what others are experiencing (so i know I am not the only one!!!_) And there is something to be said for a follower and a comment~ It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside- like peppermint mocha from Starbucks, but free!

7.Favorite  Gift You Recieved
A great big bag of goodies from BeautiControl.
Normally, I am not a big fan of smelly stuffy and rubs and lotions but this is an extra special goody bag.
My daughter babysits regualry for a woman (ex classroom mom) who is a rep for BeautiControl. She has 3 beautiful children- a K, a 2nd grader, and a 1 year old! A huge handful. Well, their dad was gone (Afghanistan) and mom had a seminar that would really benefit her, but it was in Memphis- which is 4 hours away. She needed the seminar to learn about new product to make money and barely had enough gas $ to get there. So she asked my daughter if she would babysit (ALL DAY) and whatever the total bill was, she could get that amount from the catalog- so bascally, paid in product instead of $.
So she agreed. She went over at 4am and I didn't pick her up until 10pm that night. That's 16 hours of babysitting!!!! And when she went through the catalog, everything she picked was for me. It was to be my Christmas present! She didn't get one thing for herself.....

6. Favorite Thing You Have Pinned

I have pinned WAY too much- I don't remember who sent me to Pinterest, but my family and Chef Boy Ardee thank you...NOT!....way to many times I have gotten mesmerized by the pins and dinner time snuck up in me! (I know that "snuck" is not a real word- but I have always thought that "sneaked" sounded weird and in speaking conversation I always find a synonym to avoid having to say either one)! My Squirrel and Cute Baby Animals Boards are my favs!

5. Favorite Blog Post
Squirrels Gone Wild!
And that awful Squirrel-on-a-nut-Candy Jar thing???? Saw it in a Pin...followed the link, this is the description

When you’re searching for a scenic spot to squirrel away your favorite snacks, store them safely inside this vintage container - an oversized, ceramic walnut guarded by a precious, pint-sized friend. Glazed in light brown with recessed detail across its shining surface, this creature-capped container will delight when displayed on any coffee table or counter top. In need of another nibble? Simply lift the lid by this sweet, little squirrel - and discover a discreet supply of roasted nuts or other tasty tidbits! With your place looking this as cute a woodland cottage, it won’t be long before friends are scurrying by to admire your enchanting retro style.
  • Period: circa 1970s
  • Size: please see Details
  • Condition: excellent
This is a vintage One of a Kind item.(Really?)
Darn it! It is Sold! I was going to add more to my "retro style" was $16.99 on this site! Who writes those descriptions???? And if it is so "Vintage" why is it only $16.99??? And only my grandmother puts nuts out for people!

4. Favorite Accomplishment-
Mom, Wife, Teacher, (whew, needed a short one!)

3. Favorite Picture
Wow, 10 years ago  Easter.
I didn't tell her to close her eyes, she just happened to blink when I took it. It was a 35mil camera, so I didn't see the picture for a couple months until after I took it....and it became my favorite picture of her....I know, that's weird. But it was just so sweet and I cried a few minutes ago when I went to look for the disc that it is scanned onto....sniff sniff.... (don't tell the boys)!
(Thought you were going to get me to post a pic of myself...bwhahahahah....evil laugh)!

2.Favorite Memory
Really? I am old, I remember a lot of stuff!! There's too much in my head....maybe that could be a separate post for me because I have already been working on this one for close to an hour!

and finally

1. Goal for 2012
Bring less stuff home! I love my class, I love my job, and I love all the great stuff we do- I just have to manage my time better. I don't think my family feels much consequence because I bring the stuff home- because I wait til they are in bed before I work on it...but that makes for sleepy momma and too much coffee the next morning.

Whew- that was really long!
I am going to link up now and read some more of the funny, interesting, and many times inspirational posts in this linky party!

In-laws are here for two more days, I will sneak in again to read and post soon!


  1. Thanks for linking up!!!
    Dylan is H.O.T. HOT HOT HOT!!!!
    Your daughter is so sweet and thoughtful and I love that pic. Glad to hear she is feeling better!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. I have been so tempted to watch American Horror Story. My brothers say it's great, but I know I'm such a weenie and I'm worried I won't sleep. Ever.

    Maybe I'll grow a pair and watch it soon.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  3. I hear ya on managing time better - it's so dang hard to find that balance.

    Love that picture too - is everybody healthy now?

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. I am also one who needs to just "endure" Dylan McDermott as I watch AHS! LOVE IT (and him)! 50? Really? Sad that the season has ended!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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