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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Troubles and Poop du jour

Happy Happy Tuesday!!!
Is it going well for you?
I hope so.

Mine started off okay. Just a normal day in the Squirrel-hood.
I was getting my clothes ready this morning and I hear knock knock knock on my bedroom door.

They never knock.

Knocks are almost always usually followed by something bad.
Historically, "post-knock sentences" are not ones that you want to hear from the other side of the door.
A few examples:

"Mama, do we have any big bandages?"
"Mama, do we have any super glue?"
"Mama, did you know Nana was coming over?" (often followed by "She's here.")
"Mama, what kind of cleaner am I allowed to use on the floor?"

This morning's post-knock sentence was the one that I dread the most though-
I do not like it  any time.
I would not like it late at night.
I will not like it when it's light.
I cannot like it, it's just not cool.
Especially when IT'S RIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL!!

Can you Mama's guess what it was?
"Mama, I don't feel good."

Luckily (or unluckily) for me, depending on how you look at it, it was Chickadee.
She is old enough to articulate exactly what it is.
And she's been around the longest and I can totally tell when she's lying:)

Once it was established that she would not be attending class today, the knocks started coming more rapidly and with more force.
Remember, I am outnumbered. At any given time, The Mr and I are under attack - there are three of them and only two of us!
Both of the boys thought they would try their hand at the "I don't feel so good" game.
You will be happy to know though, that I won.
I was able to detect the smell of deceit and they were both sent to school- just fine.
Chickadee on the other hand may be coming down with something.

Moving on to the rest of my day-
once I had her settled and we all left the house, we found out that it was going to rain. ALL. DAY. LONG.
With the possibilities of thunderstorms.
Aye ye ye.....
So it did. It rained all day.
For many reasons- construction, rain, cold- you name it, my class has not seen the playground in a month!
We have inside recess instead. (no comment).

My favorite pen ran out of ink while I was signing planners today.
 I actually screamed, "Nooooooooooooooo!"
and I began scribbling frantically on another piece of paper- like maybe my pen was just playing a trick on me and it really did want to finish writing my name.
It was not to be.
The day was so crappy, that even the pen decided to skip out. Smart pen.
Boo. Hiss.

Once home we unpacked, took off our rainboots and headed in for a snack-
only to find that someone (totally not me) left the refrigerator door open.
I'm not one to go accusing people of stuff, but I know for a fact when I used it this morning, I closed it!
I have an alibi!
My scarf got stuck in the door and I had to open it back up ....and ...nevermind- this is not looking  good for me.
Let's change the subject.

I have a good one- Remember when I had that linky for Easy Recipes for us Teachers-

No? Oh, that's right. It flopped.
But I tried, darnit.

here's a good recipe that we could have added-
It was something new tonight. Pretty easy.

 You need:
I bag of cubed hash browns
1 can of sloppy joe mix
1 can of cream of potato soup
1 to 2 pounds of ground beef
shredded cheese.

One bag of frozen cubed hash browns (thawed) in a greased pan.

Cook the meat. (no picture here, I was busy stirring).

 Drain the meat. Add these two cans.
These guys are total photobombers!!
Pour the meat mixture over the hash browns.
Bake 450- covered- for about 20 mins. Take off cover and then about 10 mins more. Add cheese. Five more minutes.

 The Mr said it looked like corned beef hash- the Littles said it looked like poop. Truman and Barkley said they didn't care what it looked like, just set it down and we'll eat it!!!

 It was not pretty- but it got pretty good reviews after they all tried it.

There were only two things that could make this day better.
Coffee or ice cream.
We opted for ice cream- a little trip to our local Coldstone and I was feeling much better.

We are all hoping that tomorrow is going to be a better day. I have to imagine that it will be. And I say this after I have
just turned it from the Weather Channel only to find that not only will we have more rain, the temp is dropping- fast.
I am not a meterologist, but I am predicting more ice cream in tomorrow's forecast.

Have a great Wednesday!!


  1. So sorry your day had so many downs. Ice cream is a great cure though. We are covered in snow thus having a snow day today and one tomorrow. This is our 5th one which means that there will be a lot of making up at the end of the year. Can't really complain though because I have been sick and need recovery time.
    Hope tomorrow is better! :)

    1. Boy those snow days get ya! We are so thankful they are here, but then we curse em at the end of the year-
      feel better soon!

  2. Sorry you had a rough day but I must admit your blog posts make me smile. My daddy use to say that you had two choices in life - laugh or cry. So laugh as much as you can and I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

    1. That is great advice! I tell ya, if I didn't choose to laugh about it all as much as I do, I would probably be in room with padded walls by now:)
      Thanks for the sweet thoughts!

  3. Ha! I laugh because your day/life sounds exactly like mine! I love the idea of a easy recipe linky! Sorry I missed it! I hopped over to check it out just now but forgot to look at the date! I just really started blogging in Dec/Jan. and only found my blog roll of people I follow in Feb. Wow! Now I can see everyone's new blog posts! Amazing! :) I will have to try your recipe. We just had sloppy joes last night. I quit using the bun and mix mine in mac & cheese. Just the plain old boxed Kraft mac & cheese and it is yummy! My kids (3...we are outnumbered too!) think it looks disgusting. No poop comments.....on this one anyway! Your dogs crack me up! They are just waiting for something to drop! Hope your day is better!!

  4. Your posts always make me laugh! Sorry for the crappy day. I can't believe you favorite pen let you down. The nerve!!! Hope today is better....if not there is always ice cream.

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  5. I absolutely enjoy the way you write.

    Hope the sickness is over soon.

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  6. Sorry you had a bad day. Hope tomorrow is better!

    I know how you feel about the refrigerator door being left open. About a month ago, I got home from school......exhausted.....ready to crash.......and someone had left the freezer door open!!! Let's just say, I was not a happy camper!!!

    I know I didn't do it.......I would never leave the freezer door open......Who does that???

    It must have been the dog!!! :-)


    Buggy for First Grade

  7. So sorry your day was poopy! Glad your dinner tasted better than they thought and I am sure the ice-cream made it all better:) Thanks for making me laugh!

    The Resourceful Apple

  8. Mmm, Coldstone! Yep, that's what I took away from your post-- ice cream ;) But I'm sorry you had a rough day! There's nothing like a good pen... nothing!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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