Friday, February 25, 2011

I Need

A man. Or someone with a stronger grip than me. Or an amazing acrobat.

I decided to get my place all sparkling clean before I leave here for a bit, and in the process, decided to check my dryer hose. See, my dryer takes FOR-EV-ER to dry anything. I read that sometimes the hose just needs to be cleaned of lint. Seeing as how my hose vents up and out, I figured I'd give it a shot. This is no easy task, mind you. I have a stackable unit that's in the size of coat closet. After some maneuvering, the hose was easy to get off. Getting it back on, however, not so much.

After about thirty minutes, I couldn't get it back on. Boo.

My next purchase might just be an all-in-one VENTLESS washer/dryer combo.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Like the Movies

It was like the scene from a bad movie. Not bad as in terrible, but bad as in scary, weird, and humorous all at the same time.

There I was, vacuuming my carpet. My vacuum was smelling strange, so I tilted it up to see if the brush was still turning. I looked down, my hoodie string got in the brush, which WAS turning, and the next few seconds we a little panicky. Let's just say, it takes no brains to have this happen, but it takes some skills to try and turn off the vacuum while at the same time ripping out my string as my face got closer and closer. Haahaa. I'm such a dork.

Don't worry, all is well.

I think it's time for a new vacuum. It's still smelly.

Those Days

Sometimes I just need one of those days where I sleep in, linger in my jammies, and watch some mindless TV. Today was one of those days. It was nice, while it lasted. I went to pour myself a bowl of cereal, and there was no milk. This shouldn't be surprising to me, seeing as how I'm the only one here, but it must have slipped my mind. So, now my lazy day is over. I should go shopping for groceries. Back to reality.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sit! Stay! Bad Phone!

Geez! I have to have my phone replaced, again. Yep, that's twice in 2 months. Bad hardware or something. My phone screen just died. Not gonna lie, it kinda makes me want to just get a go phone or something cheap-o and be done with all this smartphone business. Blah!

Maybe I should just get a landline?

Hahaha. Funny.

Still waiting for a replacement after going to the Apple store. Sad. I can see only a portion of my screen.

But, wait! There's good news. After talking to my nephew, Axton, on the phone, I think I'll be okay. I said, "Axton, my phone is broken!" He replied with, "Oh, well I can help you fix it." Sweet! Don't even know why I bothered with Apple. I'll just give it to the three-year old and let him bang it around for awhile. Should do the trick.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Other

Check out my other blog. It's about the funny things kids say. I've decided to start taking notes.


My principal asked if I wanted to learn Chinese. I laughed. A lot.
The answer was yes, but the idea of doing so overwhelms me!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Need a Little Fun?

I created this word cloud of one of my favorite songs from a fun website I've been using with my students. They love to type in their spelling words, poems, or anything. It sure makes typing practice fun. But, let's face it. It's just plain fun. Try it out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yarn, people! Yarn!

Oh, teaching has its moments.

In third grade this week, I've been helping the students understand multiplication, and today I was teaching the kids more about problem solving. We had practiced a few together, and I was explaining their next task. I was holding up a picture card from which they would use the details to write a multiplication sentence. For example, one had bouquets of flowers. They were to write something similar to this: Sally has 5 vases of flowers at her shop. Each vase has 6 flowers in it. How many flowers does Sally have in all the vases?
So, there I was, teaching. The lesson had been fantastic. I was holding up a picture card that had cats on it that were playing with yarn.

"So, if you were using this picture to write your multiplication sentence, you could look at all the things that come in groups. You could write about their ears, their eyes, their legs, their balls . . ." to which about half the class (mostly boys) BUST UP laughing(falling out of chairs laughing), and I promptly yelled out, "Yarn! The cats are playing with balls of yarn! Look at the picture!" There was a lot of clarifying, pointing, laughing, and me shaking my head.

We all pretty much lost it for about five minutes. What's a teacher to do?

And yes, at the end of it all, some kids were still oblivious as to what all the laughter was about.