Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lessons from Kindergarten basketball

If you chat up the cute girl basetball referee she'll pat you on the head and tell you how cute you are

If  you want one on one time with the coach, forget how to catch the ball

Those reversible basketball shorts can be turned inside out if you send the waistband through the middle of the leg hole, between the two pieces of fabric

When you put on a pair of reversible basketball shorts inside out, it resembles a teeny tiny bathing suit and cuts off blood flow to your man bits.

If you yell your brother's name from the court while you are supposed to be playing, he still won't hear you, even if you do it 3 times

If you dance while you guard your opponent, your team can steal the ball

When you tell the guy you are guarding that he, in fact, is NOT open, he might believe you and stop going for the ball

When you don't know what to do, SKIP down court, away from the action  until you figure out where you are supposed to be, or time runs out.. the coaches love that

We love basketball season!

Monday, January 25, 2010

MOnday morning haiku

Chilly in the morn'
Rushing off to work and school
Slow Down! Smell the JOY!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Those special words

Are you familiar with those words that google and other websites use to verify that the person posting isn't a spambot? It took a sec, when I first started to realize that they weren't supposed to be real words. Then I started to wonder.. what if they really were REAL words??

For example:

You shouldn't tibilate me with chocolate.

If you'll look toward the frozan, you can see the faint outline of a badger.

You should geckmite often and with vigor.

Just a random thought I had. :) I love words, real and just wannabe words alike.

Diet Started

Having trouble with that New Years Resolution to eat less cake??  I have a cure.

Check out today's features at Cake Wrecks.  I gagged. I vurped (vomit/burp). I no longer want cake.

Mission accomplished. Diet started.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Happy Day

It might be the ENORMOUS diet cola I had this morning..

Or it could be the glow of good skin after my MaryKay facial last night.

Perhaps it is the alignment of the moon..

Or maybe even the loving attention of my dear husband. He's Awesome that way.

Whatever the reason, today is a GREAT day!

I'm just happy. Here are some things that made me happy so far..

I got to take my kids for breakfast at Whataburger.. Can you say "honey butter chicken biscuit??" Yum Yum Yummy!

I didn't have to make lunches. The boys wanted to buy the school's chicken patty on a bun.  In fact, Number 1 told me "my school has the BEST BEST BEST food!" Shocking, I know. Trust me, they do not have the best, best, best food.

My favorite morning blog was simply Badgertastic! Check out the sleep talking man. He is FULL of funny random stuff. I'm going to try and incorporate some of his ramblings into conversation today. Just cuz.

I have time to do paperwork today. Get some grades done. Stuff like that. Wish I could teach something, but there is always next week!

Have I mentioned that my class DOMINATED their reading benchmark?? Everyone made an A. Except for 1 and he's a special case. I don't think I had much to do with it. Well, maybe the promised pizza party was some incentive. But truly, they are an awesome crew. I love them much! Great kids. Even the irritating ones.

Pretty sure I get to be at home tonight. Well, it's the first night in a long time, like since Last Wednesday, that I've got nothing but laundry planned. Can't wait to put my feet up and catch up on some shows and RELAX.

Well, Happy Day people! Much love to you!

Monday, January 18, 2010

RUSH weekend and back to reality

Great weekend. Thanks for the prayers. Everything went smmmmooooth! Like butter. I had a great time and so did the kids.

And I'm so excited about Monday off. This has been a truly restful day. I am so thankful that God instituted a day of rest. It's just stupid not to take one. The arrogance to think one can go full speed ahead without taking time to rest is really a slap in the face of our Creator who made us a particular way. Yes, I am a recovering Type A overachiever who has found the light and found a joy unspeakable. And, shockingly, I still get most stuff done.

So, I'm off to do a little light housework and go see Mamaw in the hospital. Basketball practice tonight and class tomorrow.

Good times!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Everybody's working for the weekend..

Ok, it's here. Friday workday at school. That means time to do my paperwork.

Then, off to be a teacher at RUSH, the biggest youth event of the year! I will be leading 12th grade girls in the meaning of discipleship! And I'm sure I'm the oldest leader by at least 10 years. But that's fine, because it's going to be a great time.

Please pray for a few things:
1. the teaching sessions - the God will direct and the girls will hear
2. Chris's grandmother - had hip replacement yesterday after a nasty fall last week
3. Cheryl - she' s got the boys for the weekend
4. Chris - he's in charge of the host homes and will be integrally involved in the behind the scenes stuff all weekend.

Here we go..

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Funniest Thing I heard all day

Overheard in my classroom Friday morning....

Kid 1 : Hey man, do you just want my phone number?

Kid 2: huh?

Kid 1: I mean it, do you want my number?.. becuase that way you can call me all weekend and tell me what an idiot I am all weekend long like you do here in class! So do you want it?? Well do you??

This, friends, is one of the many reasons why I teach! Kids are funny and have no filter.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Application: Mom of the Year!

To the Academy for Mothers:

Dear Sirs and Madams:

Please consider me for your annual Mother of the Year Award. There are many reasons I should be considered and  at least make the top ten. Here are a few of them.

Tonight I am feeding my family from my freezer. In efforts to not eat out as much, I am eating food I have already purchased. And variety IS my middle name. Chicken Nuggets, tater tots, taquitos, and cheese sticks cover all major food groups. And I'll even throw in the jalepeno poppers for an added vegetable.

I also regularly instruct my two boys in how to take care of themselves. You see, Oh great seers of all Motherdom, I am looking out for their future spouses. Clothes go in the drawers. I am not sure which drawers and seldom check, but clothes are in the drawers, except the ones they have left in their beds. But, the point is they are not on the floor.

I am well versed in conflict negotiation. In fact, the UN should contact me soon and I could solve the Middle East Peace crises. For example, just recently I was able to negotiate a Peace Treaty in the land of "He won't stop touching me." My methods are simple and direct. I touched them both. Forcibly. In a manner that will not be forgotten. Problem solved. I am also well versed in the methods of "I shout louder than you", "I am bigger than you", and "Because I'm the MOM, that's why!"

I regularly conserve water and am aware of the importance of having a lovely aesthetic surrounding. Children only get bathed on an as needed basis. If I don't smell them coming, do they really need it?? I thought not. And I also only wash clothes that are visibly in need of a good scrubbing. Less water used. See? It works all around.

These are just a few of my credentials that should secure me a place of honor at the next Mother of the Year Banquet. I have more examples and references available upon request. In fact, I'll wait up because I know you will be calling me as soon as you read this.

So, dear panel, please consider me for this Awesome honor. I know I have earned it.

Marie, the Wonder Mom

Monday, January 4, 2010

A few pics from NYE

Chris and Gary hanging aroundWhat the kids did while the adults hung out downstairsTara and Andrea mourn the razing of our freshman dorm while Katie wonders what the big deal is.
Brett and Kim with Ashley on the couch.

Definitely going to do this again!