Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dr. Seuss...Read Across America...Reading Week

The Kindergarten classes at my school will be Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday and (in my opinion) more importantly...READING next week!!! Each day we will "celebrate" with a different Dr. Seuss book, a corresponding dress-up day (I LOVE dress-up days) and activities for each book.  I thought I'd take a moment of my Sunday evening and share our dress-up days.
Monday - Fox in Sox - Wear Silly Socks
Tuesday - Green Eggs and Ham - Wear GREEN
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - Dress WaCkY
Thursday - I Don't Want to Get Out of Bed - Wear P.J.'s
Friday - The Eye Book - Wear Decorated Glasses
I love reading what you all have planned for your celebrations!!! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Not School Related BUT May Spark Your Inner Domestic Goddess

I am so excited SICK!!! 
I absolutely couldn't wait Friday night to get to my local Wal-Mart (NO, I wasn't going to gawk at the customers in p.j.'s, but I'm sure I would've ran in to a few), but alas I didn't get there.  The man worked late and the boys were not having a trip to Wally World.  I don't blame them.  Anywho,  what was I so excited about buying you ask?  (BTW-Thanks for asking.  I'm so glad you're interested in my story! :)  I wanted to get there to buy the ingredients for my "semi homemade" laundry soap! 
Yes!!!  I've been pinning!  I got this recipe (and picture shown above, didn't think to take my own) from
 Being Creative to Save My Sanity.
Well, I finally made it to W.M. late Saturday afternoon (after two basketball games 9:00 and 2:00) and found myself making semi-homemade laudry detergent and EXCITEDLY doing loads of laundry on a Saturday night.  Really?!?!  Is this what my life has come to???  
I spent $19.49 on the ingredients AND it's supposed to last like 9 months!  So, we shall see!!!  I also added a container of Scentsy Washer Whiffs in French Lavender (also LOVE the Quiver scent) for a little added aroma!
Here is a photo of MY finished product.
Not nearly as fancy or pretty as the pic shown on B.C.T.S.M.S.'s blog.  She purchased a glass container and cut "Laundry" out of vinyl on her Cricut.  You can check it out at her blog.  I had the glass container in my cart at W.M., but had second thoughts about it.  I could just envision the lid getting dropped (it had a glass lid) or the container catching an elbow and shattering on the ground.  Instead, I went with a 2.6 gallon Sterillite plastic trash can...classy right?  (So...add $10 to my total, but it will get used again!)  I'm using the scoop from one of the OxyClean containers to measure my detergent (one to two scoops depending on how dirty the laundry is...the man's work wear will DEFINITELY get two scoops). 
I must say that so far (I'm only a few loads in) I'm VERY happy!  My basement and laundry room smell delightful (makes me wish even more that I had main floor laundry).  I'll give it a few more days and let you know what I really think.  I'm hoping to save my family a little $$.  Besides I like being able to say "I made my own laundry soap," AND it was kinda fun...shhhh, don't tell the man! :)
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
BTW-Who's playing???

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Currently...My 1st one!!!

I never participated in the "Currently" linky.  I'm not sure why, but I had some much needed quiet time this a.m. and thought to myself, "Why not?"  So, here goes...
Now that it's complete, I'm wondering why I've never participated before hmmm...
I guess that could've been my "thinking".
listening:  Puppy love (a.k.a. Possum) woke me up a little earlier than usual and wouldn't go back to sleep. So I found myself awake, and she found herself outside, which gave me some quiet time to myself before the boys got up.  I guess I should also mention that the "man of the house" is currently working 7-12's, which makes everyone's life H. E. DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS!!!!  (If you've never experienced it, make sure you say an exra thank you in your prayers tonite.)  So he was up and outta the house by 5:00am on a Saturday!
loving, wanting, needing:  Outta order, I know, but they need to be lumped together...stick with me here.  I'm loving that Phil didn't see his shadow this a.m. and loving that we're going to have an early Spring.  (I've kinda already got the "fever".  You know the one...Spring Fever!  Seventy degree temps in January will do that to a girl class of 17 kindergarteners!!!)  On the other hand, my whole family is going to Colorado on a ski trip in a couple of weeks.   I'm REALLY wanting and needing a snow day on February 19th, so I don't get docked pay for that day!  I'd appreciate any extra hopes, wishes, prayers, crossed fingers and toes for those in blog land!
thinking:  As I was filling out the form, I found myself enjoying my cup of coffee...savoring every last drop.  I don't usually "think" about how much I enjoy my coffee.  I'm usually drinking it in the car or trying to get it all sucked down before my lil' love muffins walk through the door (b/c we all know that if the coffee gets sat down, it'll be cold before we can get back to it).  I also found myself wondering (which is very similar to thinking) why I have never participated in this linky before.  I've enjoyed it so far.
And finally...
pet peeves: I'm sure this is a pretty common peeve, pajamas in public!  Come on people...REALLY?!?!?!  There is nothing I hate more than going into Hoosier-Mart Wal-Mart (or other shopping establishment) and seeing people in their p.j.'s AND they've obviously been in them a while...we're talking all night and most of the day!  Or those that wear p.j.'s to a restaurant (fast food or casual sit down)...ewwww! OH WAIT, THERE'S MORE...parents that drop their kids off at school AND they're in the p.j.'s.
#1 They made their kid get dressed.
#2 The kid knows their parent is going home to get back into bed or to Wal-Mart.
#3 I had to get up and get dressed to go to my JOB to teach their child so he/she can grow up to be a productive memeber in society.
#4 I just think it sets a bad example!
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy the occassional Pajama Day at school (2x a year-ish) and it never fails on those days I have to run to the store or stop and get gas!  It makes me shudder to think that there are people that think that is what I wore to bed last night and didn't have the decency to get dressed that day!
I hope you all have a FABulous weekend...remember Spring is just around the corner and cross those fingers and toes for my FEBRUARY 19TH SNOW DAY!!!!