Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I actually enjoyed my workday today. I ended up getting a lot of stuff done. I photocopied three weeks worth of morning work. Now I'm all set with that until after the holidays. Normally I'm scrambling Monday morning to get the morning were packet done. Now I don't have to worry about it. I also got all of next week's math homework copied. Then I sharpened a ton of pencils for the kids because they always spend way too much time at the pencil sharpener because they like breaking pencils purposely so they can waste time. Hopefully now that I have some pencils for them they won't have to do that anymore. I'm glad today's over with. My turkey is brining and I'm ready to eat a big fat meal tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Work Day

The kids don't have school tomorrow, but the teachers do. Well, at least some of us have to come to work tomorrow. It's called an optional workday. A lot of people wonder why I am going to work. I told them I have no problem going to work because I am here anyway so why shouldn't I be at work? I enjoy the day off with no kids. Therefore, I can get a lot of work done. Also, they have shortened tomorrow from 8 to 2 to 8-4. What's not to like about that?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Without Family

This will be my first Thanksgiving without my family. It's going to be weird. I couldn't go home though because flights were way too expensive. I didn't want to spend $800 round trip to be home for like 2 days. That's insane. It's okay though because my friends and I have a lot of activities planned for that day and the weekend. I'm going to be exhausted when I get back to work next Monday but it will be worth it even though I will be broke!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Brining a Turkey

I have never brined a turkey before. I'm cooking the turkey this year for my group of friends. I was told I have to brine it. I looked it up and it basically just sits in water for several hours before you cook it. I hear it's going to be extremely moist. I hope I don't mess it up. I'm excited to try this different turkey but I'm more excited to only have 2 days with the kids this week!

Mariah Carey

I already can't stand Christmas music. I don't want to hear it on Christmas or anywhere near Christmas. I especially don't want to hear it before Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, my friends are much different than me and started decorating their apartment with loads of Christmas stuff. Then came the worst Christmas song known to man. If I hear "All I want for Christmas is you" by Mariah Carey one more time I will scream! I cannot stand her whiny voice and the lyrics to that song. I hear that song dozens of times throughout the holiday season. I'm looking forward to January already!

Friday, November 21, 2014


I am the lamest person in the world on Friday nights. I'm surprised I'm awake right now at 9:18. I almost went to bed at 8! I'm so tired after a full week of work. This week was especially busy because of numerous parent teacher conferences. I thought the week would drag on but it surprisingly didn't. I actually did a little bit of grading tonight. It was more than I expected to do. I don't want to grade tomorrow and/or Sunday but I'd rather do it now than over Thanksgiving break!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6 Feet of Snow

Buffalo, NY got 6 ft of snow the other day. Not 6 inches, 6 feet! I cannot imagine that much snow! They are expecting another 2-3 feet this weekend. Insane! I got a lot of snow in New York, but nowhere near that much. The worst storm I can remember was maybe 2 feet. If we had that much snow down here, we would literally be shut down for a month. We just don't have the plows and stuff down here to take care of the mess. It's been cold lately, but now it's going to be 70 this weekend. We haven't had snow yet which is nice. I just don't know what's up with this weather!