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Ah, bacon and eggs. The staples of my diet.
And a glass of wine.
I’m not much fancy.

On a post the other day, Laura asked me “How do you find the time?” because I’ve posted a lot of products in a short amount of time.

I’m just going to speak honestly.
This is mostly because I’m nuts.
I’m nuts in that I am perfectly happy working till 5:30, coming home after work, sitting on the couch while shoving eggs and bacon in my face, watching Sarah Silverman while blogging/making stuff/planning/complaining to friends on the phone.

I think that might make me sound bitter.

My mother always says, “You always have time for the things you do first.”
She makes up a lot of stuff, but this one is true.
What do I do first? Sit and work on my laptop.

I do other stuff too.
These things include…
going to my mom’s house and looking in the fridge.
avoiding taking my brother to Barnes & Noble because he’s too expensive.
going to my other brother’s house and demanding free stuff they’ve gotten from extreme couponing
watching movies while eating enormous amounts of butter with a little popcorn
sitting at my hunny’s house watching Fringe or Mad Men
playing board games
watching my dogs bother the cats
visiting friends and drinking quantities of wine

Okay, I just realized I do WAY less stuff than I used to do.
I used to have adventures all the time. I think my hunny made me more content to stay home.

In case you’re interested in other mother-isms, (things my mother says) here are a couple:

  • “Nobody knows what I know.” said in a very spooky voice.
  • “Neither a leader nor a follower be.” Sound familiar? It’s modified from Shakespeare’s “Neither a lender nor a borrower be.” But she thinks she has it right.
  • “Nobody knows how dumb you are until you open your mouth.” She’s not talking to “you” exactly; it’s more of a generalization.

There are lots more. These are the first three I thought of when I thought of my mother. She’s very quotable.

Can you tell I don’t want to talk about work?

I will say two things:
1. I’m working on another Jamie O’Rourke unit, but this one is for Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato.
2. Today, I had a walk-through from my principal. Two of my kids actually approached the guided reading table during a guided reading lesson. This is forbidden. You never come to the table unless you’re already at the table. I nearly lost it. I was furious, because these two were being deliberately naughty! Then I read my evaluation. “Great job multitasking between guided reading group and the rest of the class. Good job redirecting.” Phwew. Not what I would’ve written, but I’m thankful.

Sorry about this valueless post. I’ve had quantities of wine that will go unwritten. Tomorrow should be better.

I was about to write, “And at least it’s Friday!” but I have to teach Saturday School for nine Saturdays.

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  1. I LOVE Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato! It always makes my kids laugh, but I hate telling them that 99% of the time in life that you do actually have to work for your food! And . . . I love eggs and bacon too . . AND I find myself doing less fun stuff since I started teaching, I am consumed! πŸ™‚

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  2. I loved your comments about your mom. . . . my mom is the same way. . . did she ever say, "Don't be like a blister and show up when the work is all done"?
    She also says, "Time is a great healer."

    I too love to read Jamie O'Rourke. I'd love to see what you create for it.

    Second In Line

  3. I'm your newest follower… thought I was already following…but whatev's.
    LOVE your "mother-isms". So funny.
    We may be a bit alike. I too, am perfectly happy to work all day, get home late and then work/plan/create until the wee hours of the morning. That is kinda nuts!
    Love your blog.
    ❀ Dragonflies in First ❀

  4. I understand where your energy comes from. I have it, too. πŸ™‚ I think the wine helps.
    Your mom —- I'd love to meet her!
    Of course you got a great eval. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Do they MAKE you work Saturday School? Do you volunteer? Do you get paid extra?
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. Yuck… Saturday school. I am not sure mom's should be allowed to be quoted. I heard my son quoting me to another son the other day… it was so WRONG! I just tell ya but your mama – I would love to meet her.

    PS… you should read my blog tomorrow. You are in it, there may or may not be an award involved. Shhhh! It's a secret!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  6. I've only read parts of the book, but I've been following the facebook for a while – they're HILARIOUS! Makes me wish I'd written down some of the ones my mom has said because I'm sure some precious gems are gone forever.

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