Linkin’ it up.

Ok, so the blogging world is the best.
The other day, I fell apart. (Not a little; a lot) and bloggers from all over tried to put me back together again.

And they helped! So you’re the bestest. Who knew there was a whole horde of teachers who lost it and cried to their (typically) male principals who didn’t know what to do about it cause they’re men? Apparently, this is a common problem. We should start a help group. Or a specific blog for people like us. It could be called, “Elementary Tears” or “Buncha Crazy Girls.” Any suggestions?

That makes me sad. 

But then, everything makes me sad lately. I still am super-emotional (that would be the superpower I actually posses. Super-emotional-ness. I’m terrified that when I’m pregnant I’m going to be hysterically laughing one second and hysterically sobbing the next, because I’m almost like that now.)

But the day off I took and the lovely responses from so many bloggers helped me to think about things a little. This is what happened on my day off:

8:30 Woke up. I’m getting old. I used to be able to sleep for days. Not anymore.
8:45 My hunny took me to breakfast at What-a-Burger and I had a tasty biscuit. num nuns.
9:30 I sat on my swing on the front porch for a few minutes and drank coffee.
After about three minutes, I realized there was a LOT of grass growing through my landscaping rocks in the front yard.
9:33 I pulled a lot of grass. It was a pretty day and I got to wear shorts 🙂 I was pulling grass, with my butt up in the air, when suddenly, I heard a car pull up short right behind me and honk! I jumped and turned around – it was my brother! My brother Ben who’s been away at college came back for Easter a day early. He and one of my other brothers (there are three, but one’s still in high school) were going to my mom’s for breakfast! What does that mean?

10:30 Second breakfast at my mom’s house.

12:30 Took my brother to have his car window fixed.

1:30 Went to see Mirror Mirror with my brother at the movies! A daytime movie! Wow. It was kind of weird (the movie was) mostly because Julia Roberts is kind of weird. But who cares! Cause I ate a ton of popcorn! And the movie theater guy layered the butter for us – what a diamond in the rough. 

3:00 My brother (who is currently my favorite brother) put freon in my car and helped me buy the pads for my air conditioner (swamp cooler). He says he’ll put it together for me, too.

6:00 Went by my other brother’s house to get stuff for the Teachers Taking Care of Teachers that he and my sister-in-law are donating to a school in Kentucky. Boxed it up.

7:45 Had an awesome dinner with a friend at BJ’s and drank three margaritas.

So yesterday was actually pretty terrific, and I’m thinking I was supposed to be off because if not, I wouldn’t have spent the day with my brother.

I will NOT bore you with a play-by-play of today. Instead, I’m doing two linkys! 

Linky One: Currently! (of course)

Linky # 2: What Went Right Today?
Now you might say this is a godsend. And at such an opportune time, too – I really need a kick in the seat to think about good things. Apparently, I’m not the only one who needs a reminder that things are going right, too. 
I know today was Good Friday, and lovely, but I needed reminding about good school stuff, so I wrote about Wednesday. So this is actually What Went Right Wednesday. 

Link up at Confessions of a Teaching Junkie.

Just a reminder! My entire TPT store is on sale through Sunday – 15% off the already low-priced (if I do say so myself) items in the store. Some items are less than a dollar and all are less then five dollars!
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  1. I'm so happy you did the second linky party! Because then I did it too!!

    Our homework club is just that if they bring their homework for 5 consecutive days, they can have lunch in the classroom on the 5th day. I told them I'd put on a movie and maybe bring them some cheapo cakes… like you know the Zebra Cakes? Something like that. They apparently think this is the best thing in the whole world. I have no idea why it is working but I don't care! I'm going to stretch out the 5 day thing once we get into the swing of it but for now I wanted it to be doable, you know?

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. I just read yesterday's post. I'm sorry you're going through that guilt thing with your class. I used to do that all the time but not so much now. What's changed? I'm older. Been teaching for 22 years. I still care lots but for some unknown reason the guilt left. Maybe that will happen to you.
    I LOVE wine too. Never tried a box but wouldn't be adverse to the idea:))
    Glad today was better and you had some fun brother time!

    Grade ONEderful

  3. Just stopping by to check out what went right with you today! I have mine posted, as well. Come by when you get a chance!

    Easter Blessings,

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