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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WTH!??!?! Wednesday

Oh how I have missed saying that!
It has been a few weeks since I have said that-

Let me rephrase- it has been  a few weeks since I have "typed" that!!

Let's start with the obvious folks-


Isn't she BEE-U-TA-FUL!?!?!

It isn't actually a "what" happened- it's a "who" happened
Lauren from The First Grade Diaries !

I will tell you the story-
(like you thought I wouldn't)

Once upon a time, there was a Squirrel. This nutty little Squirrel decided that she REALLY liked a particular clipart that
she had seen in a Hibernation Unit by The First Grade Diaries.
The Squirrel couldn't stop thinking about this clip art.
She loved it.
It loved her.
She could just feel it.
They were meant to be.

So the Squirrel took a chance and emailed the creator of this cutey little squirrel and asked what
Lauren thought about maybe taking that squirrel, giving her a bow, some lipstick, and a hot little dress.
She even went as far as asking what Lauren thought about a makeover for the whole blog.

I am not going to insult your intelligence by having you guess what Lauren said...

ok, she said YES!!!

And here she is ....
(Miss Squirrel, not Lauren)
But you can find Lauren by checking her out here:

The First Grade Diaries Etsy Shop

I promise if don't already know her you will fall in love!

And now THIS squirrel is going to live happily ever after!!!
 (And will forever be loving Lauren!!!)


So much has been going on-
I have been trying to wrap my head around this year so far.

We are full implementation of CCSS for Math and ELA-
I don't consider myself to be  a seasoned teacher in the least bit. This is only year seven for me.

but still

WHY THE HECK do I feel like a first year teacher?!?!?
CCSS is supposed to be narrow, but deep.
I get it.
But give us a little folks-
could they have made it a little broader on the ol' standard there??

I have "I CAN" statements scrolling at the bottom of all my dreams now!!!!

Trying to think of ALL the things that  a firstie needs to know before I can say
"CHECK! SHE KNOWS THAT!" is insane-

I feel  like I'm on a plane with no parachute,
a dive with no tank,
a climb with no gear,

you get the picture-
and for the record, I have never done any of those things- so I guess I should have said

a movie with no popcorn
a bath with no bubbles
a nap with no blankie.....

I know I can do it- (because of my wonderful bloggy support team)!

Did I tell you that I almost passed out the other day??
This is why:


For Realsies-
Frame of reference? Look at the very large plant to the left!!
I went to the office and had them call a custodian!
They said "why don't you just step on it?"
I said "because this thing is big enough to eat small birds!!!"

I did not stick around to see where he was taken and if he made it out in one piece-
I am a lover of nature (in pictures- not in person)

You'll love this one-
WHO THE HECK drives the Shrek- mobile???

ME! Look at the shadow of my van....hee hee:)

And it wouldn't be a WTH Wednesday unless we checked on how folks are arriving at my nutty
little slice of cyberspace:)
We all know that you can "Put your socks and shoes in front" to get here- we don't know why,
but you can.
If you ever get lost- you may always follow the old standby- "put your hand in your sock"

(there's those darn "I CAN" statements in there too!)

Alright, I need to get to work:)
be sure to admire my beautiful self at the end of this post in the signature....
and then scroll up and grab that GAW-Geous (I'm from the South)
button that Lauren made for me, too!!!!
Have a great Thursday!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you DAH-ling:)
      I have a giggle I can't get rid of because I am so excited about it!

  2. You are freakin' hysterical! And I actually know Lauren! I taught with her for a year before she got moved! =( Anyway, She's awesome isn't she!? I love your new squirrel! Totally cute!

    Ginger Snaps

    1. How lucky you are!
      Maybe I will have to buy a ticket and crash a NC meet up so I can meet you both:)

  3. Your blog looks fabulous! I'm glad that WTH Wednesdays are back!

    Thinking Out Loud

  4. You know, I started checking my search key words everyday because of how funny yours are and I never have anything exciting! =( lol

    Ginger Snaps

    1. The part that cracks me up the most- is the really odd ones, have been searched more than a few times:)

  5. Love the new luck and signature... ADORABLE.

    I was wondering wth happened to wth Wednesdays.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

    1. Oh, they never left- I just didn't have enough energy to get them onto the blog-
      they were things like
      Who the heck said it was my job to make dinner AGAIN!
      When the heck am I supposed to sleep
      How the heck am I going to get all this paperwork done
      Why the heck does it have to rain on the first day get the picture!:)

  6. Love your new look! Thanks for cracking me up again tonight! :)
    Crayons and Curls

    1. Thank you, Cheryl:)
      I am going to buy fabric and make that same dress for myself for halloween- think anyone will know who i am?

  7. What a happy, happy blog - fits your personality to a "t"....


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. Hey lady, I thought you were supposed to be "unplugged"!! Get back to enjoying your trip!!

  8. hooooooray!
    It's gorgeous. You are just all made up. Now you should come to Texas to get your hair done again. I have my hair appointment on Friday and haven't been back since Whataburger's revenge...

    1. Ha ha! Whataburger...So glad my dryer was on the other side:)
      I DO need my roots done! and I can't find that thing she wrote the color on...hmm...maybe I just need to come there-
      I wish! Only ten more months til 2 year anniversary- better see you before then, though!

  9. LOVE the new look (better than the moo moo idea!)

    Why do sock references get tied into your blog? So funny!
    Best laugh of the night: [That spider] is big enough to eat small birds!

    I have "I can" statements for the sixth graders. They are so deep I don't understand most of them!
    I hope this isn't a year I have to teach, "I can't..."

    Wishing you happy Wednesday from California!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. I did include a very stinky pair of high heels once.....hmmmmm?

  10. Love the new look - that squirrel is too cute! I missed WTH?! Wednedays - hope to see many more!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

    1. I just love her work- how have you been???
      I have so much to catch up on with Google Reader!!

  11. You and your blog are too precious for words. I know that I CAN always find a good laugh when I come to your blog...even if I take off my shoes and socks! =)

    Heather's Heart

  12. Lauren designed my blog too with some clipart I fell in love with! She's so nice and does a fabulous job! Love the new look!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  13. L-o-o-o-v-e the new look! It's so pink, and pink is the BEST.

    I thought maybe you were taking a nap with the cat. Much more pleasant than being kidnapped.

    What the heck with the socks and hands? I am laughing my @$$ off!!

    Peacocks & Penguins

  14. In love with the new look!!!!!!!
    And you cracked me up over the nap with no blankie!!!!!!

  15. Love the squirrel. I love with Wednesday, thanks.


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