Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I never know what to expect when I arrive at my work- with classrooms full of preschoolers and kindergartners, there's always a child attached to my side within two seconds of walking in the door, someone who needs a new bandaid or can't find their coat/lunchbox, etc.
In other (related) news, here is the story of the treasure hunt I was sent on last Thursday. If you're my Facebook friend or follow me on Twitter, you might have heard about it a little bit!
I have a running game with my co-worker Cara (ugh, now that "my" Cara will be working with me again, this is going to get confusing!). Anyway, Cara and I like the same ice cream place in central PA, so last summer I brought her some ice cream, then she brought me some. The next time I gave her some, I played a little game with her and made her figure out a puzzle before she could have the ice cream. Right before Christmas, I gave her another half gallon of the prized dessert, but first I sent her a card "from" the ice cream place, hand delivered by one of our students. The student actually told Cara it was a note from her mom, so she unknowingly made the joke that much funnier! Although, then Cara accused me of using the students for my dirty work, hehe!!
Anyyyway, so last Thursday I got some mail at work- very odd in and of itself, since I never get mail there! It was addressed to me, at school and inside was a nice little note...
Well, when I opened the envelope and read it, I knew it was either from Cara or my friend/co-worker Hope but figured ice cream was the ending, thus pegging it on Cara. I was excited to get started on the quest, but we had like 25 kids in my classroom at the time I had to wait over an hour to begin. Cara didn't know we had so many kids, so she scooted out of work extra early, afraid that I was going to come running after her...haha. She told me today (when we finally got to discuss the hunt) that she kept expecting me to call her as soon as I got the envelope, but we were so busy...
Okay, so this one took me FOREVER! The first thing I looked at was all the mirrors in the school, thinking the picture of the dog was taped on them or something. Nope.
Then I just wandered around, hoping to see the little dog...anywhere...no.
Eventually, Jessa said, hey maybe it's something with the "gets any colder" part and I set off to the fridge and freezer. Found the ice cream (whoops! haha!) but no dog. Eventually (umm, like after an HOUR!), my boss explained to me that these dogs are from an artist William Wegman and that we have a few of his prints around the school. I found one in Cara & Hope's classroom, but no note. Turns out they have TWO so after taking the first print off the wall a few times and not finding the next clue, I finally turned around and spotted another print and clue next to the fish tank!
After that, the scavenger hunt was over within a minute or two. I didn't want to leave with the ice cream and keep the clues at school, because I knew Cara would find out, so I knew I had to finish...
One of the classrooms has crabs and mice, so I headed there as soon as I read this one. The next clue was taped to the crab tank-
The only classroom I hadn't been to has a fun broom holder on the wall, so I knew just where to look-
And then on the ice cream was this one
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've updated my sidebar information-- so far, I've paid off $1207.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Update: They diagnosed me with strep throat and a sinus infection. Double whammy!
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Due to about 5 inches of snow that fell yesterday while I was working, the roads were a mess on my way home in the evening. My commute usually takes about 10 minutes- I didn’t go above 25 mph at all and it took about a half hour. That’s not terrible considering some people were on the road for hours but it made me hope for a snow day.
However, by the time I got home, it had stopped snowing and other than random tiny flakes coming down every once in a while, the snow didn’t start up again by the time I went to bed. I randomly woke up at 4:30 this morning and decided to check just for the heck of it, but schools still weren’t closed. I woke up again at 6 and they were--- I’m guessing that the roads are still not clear and that’s why, since we definitely haven’t gotten more than 5 inches or so.
I’m excited for my free day! This week has been really stressful (gosh, I feel like SUCH a drama queen lately) and I have a list of things to get done this weekend. I do have to babysit tonight and tomorrow afternoon/evening but I’m sure I can cram in some movie watching and reading as well! Oh, never mind. Hope just asked if I want to go use some of our gift cards around town—heck, if she’s willing to drive on the roads to come get me, I have no problem with that! ;)