*After losing my “cool teacher” status within the first two weeks of school (mostly because students consider my class to be so stinkin’ hard), I think I earned back some of those cool points back today by showing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I debated whether to turn it into an assignment that tied into our unit, but let’s be honest–we were all in need of a break. Plus, it doesn’t add anything new to my “To-Be Graded” pile, which is already starting to resemble a small hill in Montana. So a win-win for everybody, if you ask me.
*If there was a “Worst Housekeeper in the World” award, it would go to me. When I was a teenager and would go to younger couple’s houses that were messy, I’ll admit–I was super judge-y. I would think to myself, “How hard is it to do the dishes?” And when they had kids, I would think, “How hard is it to pick up those toys that are all over the place?” I REPENT. I REPENT. I REPENT. Our apartment has been in an almost constant disarray since I started my teaching job, and I can only imagine how much worse it would be if we had a little one running around. So, for all the people I unfairly judged, I apologize. You are free to throw tomatoes at me if you’d like. (If you threw them around my house instead of at me, I probably wouldn’t even notice.)
*My Diet Dr. Pepper problem has now reached epic proportions. I went to my usual Smith’s yesterday to take advantage of their 5/$12 deal on Dr. Pepper. When I discovered that they were all out, I asked the friendly soda restocker if they had any more. When he told me that the only store that had them was the other Smith’s across town, I only had to think about 1.5 seconds before deciding that I would go and see. So yes, I am now one of THOSE people when it comes to their diet soda. Good grief. Have you ever driven across town for just one (not necessary) thing?
*Last night, we made this new recipe for spicy cheeseburger soup that turned out to be pretty scrumptious. I know it doesn’t necessarily sound super delicious, but MAN, it was good. Of course, that also might have been partly due to the fact that by the time I sat down to eat it, I hadn’t eaten a square meal for 9 hours. But still. I might post the recipe just because I was that impressed by it.
*We also had an amazingly refreshing pie last night that was SUPER easy to make. I will definitely be posting about that soon. (Maybe as a Thanksgiving treat?)
*I don’t think I’m doing the Black Friday thing this year. I just don’t think it’s worth the extra hassle and stress and lack of sleep when I don’t have any super big items I’m planning on buying. How about you? Are you heading out to brave the crazies?
*Okay, official poll quesetion: What is the food you look forward to most on Thanksgiving? For me, there are two–this awesome cookie fruit salad that my mom makes, and pretty much any form of chocolate pie. Mmm hmm!!
*Even though I have to work tomorrow (Teacher Prep Day–what a bummer!), I’m still excited because we’re going to take the night to start putting up our Christmas tree so that it will be there waiting for us and ready when we get back. I’ve even bought some Martinelli’s to kick off the celebration, and we have leftover pie. Can life get any better? I submit that it cannot! Is your Christmas tree up already?
*I’m trying really hard to get back on the running bandwagon, even though it’s SO hard for me to
find make the time. I did run two miles last Friday, however, and I’m still a little sore from it. Yes, I did, in fact run a marathon this year. Yeah, I can hardly tell either. I’m determined not to gain the Holiday 5 though. Absolutely determined.
*It’s Matt’s side’s turn for Thanksgiving this year (we went to my family’s last year), so it will be off to my in-laws house on Thursday afternoon for some serious fun. I can’t wait!
Hope this week leading up to your holiday is a festive one!