Wednesday, May 22, 2013


{Thank Goodness It's Almost least in my world!}

When you have a 4 day week with kids, Thursday is your Friday! For me this even applies when you have to be at work on Friday morning... but it's sans my 30 crazy kinderbabies which is both sad and happy!

{not even going to lie, after my
day it is mostly happy!}

Since today was so much, I decided to use up a couple of the majorly ripe bananas on my counter and cook up some Chocolate Banana Bread! {*please note, I did not use full amounts of the sour cream or butter listed... I almost replaced the butter with applesauce, but decided to splurge!} This does a few things: 
1. Baking always puts a smile on my face, and I haven't done it in such a long time that I am especially happy I did it!
2. I get to splurge on something sweet and happy! {and yes, I am pretending this is not as bad for me as it really is because there is some fresh fruit in it!! ;)}
3. I get to share the leftovers with some of my favorite coworkers tomorrow! I wouldn't love going to school so much if they weren't there with me! {too bad the one that is always referred to as my sister or my twin is out for the end of the year... but at least she has a cutie patootie baby to spend time with, who has the best name ever!!}
I hope all of y'all out there on the internet have had a great week so far!
and if you are having hot and cold days {like this lady in sin city, then make yourself a loaf of Chocolate Banana Bread trust me it helps!!}

P.S. I cannot wait to conduct a few ice cream based science experiments with my kinderbabies tomorrow!!

random musings...

FYI if you do not want to read about some of the random thoughts running through my mind at the moment, or any moment in the past two days just keep scrolling down, this is not the blog post for you!

i don't know about y'all but sometimes you just have to let your little brain relax and watch all of the silly reality shows you love so much! Calling the television a "boob tube" is certainly an accurate description of what happens to my brain when I flip it on after school each evening.
There are currently a couple of silly shows that I am an avid viewer of and The Voice is one of them!

I love this show! I remember being so disappointed when it was released that Christina and Ceelo weren't coming back to the show this season. But holy cow! I think Usher is a great addition to the show, just love him! I think watching Shakira is pretty interesting. In the beginning I had reservations about her, and during the blind auditions it often felt like she would turn her chair when she saw others turning theirs... {just an opinion}. Now during the live shows, it is quite interesting when Blake, Usher, or Adam have performers on stage Carson will go to the other two men and then the coach. It totally seems like they are avoiding going to Shakira for her opinion on the other artists. Just an observation, if you disagree or think Shakira is the bee's knees I certainly don't intend to offend!!

This weekend I decided to try a new recipe... Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, I found this delicious and not super healthy recipe for a tortilla stack! it was so flipping good {of course I loaded it with immense amounts of salsa at each bite!}

When I heated up some of my leftovers, I used one of the avocados in my kitchen to whip up some avocado cream... wow! this is incredible!! of course once again loaded down with salsa and paired with the tortilla stack! Yuum!
{I replaced the sour cream with greek yogurt and it was great! anything with greek yogurt is fine by me!

I have made my bed for the past three days, if you know me and my lack of bed making desire then you will understand that this is quite the feat for me! I guess this is what happens when you hear your alarm clock going off and get a bit nervous that you will sleep through it entirely if you hit the snooze button and get a few more minutes of shut eye.
and it certainly is nice to fold back the covers and sleep in a freshly made bed... maybe this is one small thing that I will try and make habitual!
And I did my laundry!! who am I?! a small pat on my back for productivity at home! Now to get back in my class and be productive at school too!

Now a "teachery type" thought...
What do I do for my kiddos as their end of the year gift. I know it's late to be thinking about this, but with everything else I have to do I would like them to leave the year with a little "yay! you survived kindergarten!!" gift. I have seen some cute gifts, like crayons and a little bow; but I gave each of them a heart crayon for Valentines day. I would make the same frames and word art that I made for my class last year but I'm afraid it would not be something that 5 and 6 year olds would be as interested in as fourth graders were...
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

And if my favorite coworker ever finds this blog I want to give her a little shout out, happy day of birth to little Linky!!! so exciting!

Can you say random babbling?! goodness I need to find a focus for my next post!
thanks for taking your time to read!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mighty Monday

{this type of post is 100% inspired by Babbling Abby from a few years ago! Thanks for the inspiration for Monday postings when it can be so hard to find motivation to do so!}

Here are my *might have* posts for today and beyond!

I might have gotten to have a sub in my classroom today so that I can continue to assess my kinderbabies on their knowledge of the Common Core State Standards.

I might be playing a one way version of phone tag with one of my little sisters...{you know who you are!!!}

I might have gone ahead and bought my mom her bountiful basket so that she could have fresh fruits and veggies this week!! {her site keeps getting sold out before she can get on to buy a basket!!}

I might be excited that we are almost down to single digit numbers in counting down to the end of the year!

I might have been offered to do a week long worm study with one of my awesome coworkers, but was way too grossed out by touching the worms to allow this to happen... creepy crawlies are not my thing! Having caterpillars in my class is probably the closest I will get! Yuck!

I might be about to fast forward through all of the weather reports on the Today show today so that I can watch Willie Geist then Hoda and Kathie Lee! What can I say, I know what interests me and  watching POI being made is not something that I feel like watching today!

I might be excited to have three fun science experiments planned {one for each of the next weeks! Thursday, next Friday, and the last full day of school!}

I might also be starting some yummy salmon for dinner in the next few minutes! FOOD!! YUM!!! ***It was delish***

*I might also love the fact that I only know who Paul Anka is because of a Gilmore Girls episode from a while ago... {FYI that's what they named their dog! for those of you that weren't cool enough to watch my favorite show!}

And I might be.... scratch that! I am definitely relieved that my long time friend Brittany is safe and sound! Scary things are happening, and it is always a sigh of relief when you find out people you care about close by are healthy and in one piece!

I hope you all have a MIGHTY fabulous week! and those teachery-type of readers out there, I hope you have a fantastically quick last few days of school!!

P.S. Feel free to post your own similar type post! Leave a comment and link and I will be sure to ch-ch-check it out!!