Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Freebie

Subway and Biggest Loser are offering 12 free songs on their workout mix. I love new songs for my MP3 (especially free ones). Just click here and download. Then, I will see you on the trail, and hopefully I won't be sucking wind like last time. Embarrassing.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Adventures in Tornado Alley

Today started out fairly normally. I mean, there was cake in the lounge (happy retirement Ms. Sign Language Interpreter) and there were no showdowns at the corner restrooms (between teachers nor is May after all). The day went along as I had planned. We had an amazing science lesson to end the day (#4 in the Frau M. as Mr. Wizard series). And then off I went to the retirement party of another colleague (I will not eat leftover cake tomorrow because I promised my swimsuit I would wear it soon, and more cake will make a liar out of me).

After the party, I picked up the Cubscout and the preschooler and we headed to Walmart (why is there NEVER any bread or milk in my house?). While we were looking for a card for a friend of the Cubscout, my dad called. My dad doesn't just call me to chat so of course I answered (what did we do before caller id?). He said I needed to get to the basement because the sirens should be going off at my house. I told him I was 20 miles away in the middle of Walmart. But thanks for the warning. After hanging up, I called my DH who told me that there was indeed a warning at the house and to go back to the school and hang out for a while.

So we picked up some Lunchables and made our way back to the building. As soon as I arrived, the national weather service cancelled the warning. I didn't ever hear the sirens, but apparently, they went off right after that. But, I wouldn't know because I was driving through torrential rain in order to get back home. Whew, I sure love living in the Midwest.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'll take what I can get

About a week ago I lamented that my room was suffocating me. The heat was on. I was dying a slow, melting death in the name of saving a few dollars (I shouldn't joke, it is fairly dire). We couldn't open the windows. We weren't "allowed." However, today, our RGP told us in a staff meeting that we could indeed open them (because having fans defeats the purpose of using no air). I wish I had thought to bring a fan, but that would have meant I would have had to buy one (I gave them all away after I left inferno school), and now I would have had to lug it home.

So yay for me and yay for my class. We will no longer be forced to have eighty bazillion drink breaks and subsequent restroom breaks (this is not hyperbole it really was that many). The room will not smell of stale meatloaf (can't explain it, but it does). We will have a breeze. Ten more days...we can do it, and now be a teeny bit cooler while we do.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

If you don't have anything nice to say

don't say anything at all. That's the rule. That's also why this post is going to be exactly one more sentence long. I don't have it (anything nice or funny for that matter).

Monday, May 17, 2010

And the ants came back...

When I walked into my bathroom this evening after a full day of science and glitter (yes, I am that crazy), I was greeted by none other than...the ants. I'm sure they are not the same ants as these. I mean how could they be? They are ants, nonetheless. Which I hate. So, it made me think of this song from the Muppet show.

Just substitute the ants for the cat, and there you go. Now, I'm off to DG to get more Raid (we're out after last time).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What I need

is some sun. I am beginning to feel as though I should collect some gopher wood, and figure out how big a cubic is (Sunday school reference). Actually what is happening in my yard right now are two things.

1. The parts that dry out quickly after a rain aren't dry. They are just growing. By growing, I mean soon, we are going to have to let the hay guys come and bale it after it is cut. To cut it, it is going to require the use of a John Deere (or tractor of your choice if you have a preference) which we don't own. So, I'm a little concerned.
2. The section my DH and I refer to as "Florida" (mostly because of the shape it forms and its everglade-like qualities) has standing water. I really don't want to interact with the wildlife that comes with a swampland (snakes, alligators, mosquitoes...oh yuck). But, it keeps raining. The sun is not shining. It can't dry, even a little. So, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will probably have to remove a snapping turtle from the driveway like last year and yell at the children to stay out of the tall grass because there are snakes (that keeps them out because they are like their mother).

So, here's hoping that Sunday brings sun. Maybe a little wind, too (you know, to help out with evaporation).