A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Randomy Randomness!

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Leave me alone! On Saturday morning, I heard a knock at our door. I thought it was a neighbor or maybe UPS. I answered the door. It was a kid (maybe 12 years old?) and an older man. They were dressed up and had pamphlets in their hands. Before they could say a word, I said, "No thank you," and shut the door. I know that may be harsh, but I cannot stand when people knock on my door and solicit me to join their church, donate to a charity, vote for someone, or whatever else they are trying to do. Do not come to my home! It's not that I am against church or charities or voting. I just don't need people knocking on my door about it.



Hungry Eyes. The kitties are on a strict diet as far as calories are concerned. They do not get their lunch until 11am. But that’s not to say they don’t try to get it earlier. They don’t leave Paul alone starting around 9am. They are right there giving him their “hungry eyes”.



Paul texted me this picture while I was at work. The time? 10:58.

Chorus is the pits. Quick quiz! Do you think I sweat more while running or while teaching 4th grade chorus? If you chose the latter, you are correct. Here’s a shot of my pits after a 40 minute chorus rehearsal. I felt disgusting all day! Ugh! I wish my classroom came with a shower.




No one's perfect. On Monday morning, I had a quick talk with my second graders about how it is important to participate, even if they make a mistake. “Even I make mistakes, I’m not perfect!” I said. “No one is perfect,” another student exclaimed, and then added, “EXCEPT JESUS!” A hush fell over the room. “Okay, let’s move on!” I said. I’m certainly not qualified to talk about Jesus. You'd have to pay me more.

When you know it's time to dye your hair. Speaking of second graders, when I had another class lined up ready to leave my room, one of the little boys looked up at me and said, "You're getting grey hairs." Well that was blunt! "You know why I have grey hairs, don't you?" I said with a smile. I was totally about to make one of those, "You kids drive me crazy!" jokes, but before I could open my mouth, the little boy goes, "Yeah, because you're getting older." When I got home that night, the first thing I did was dye my hair.
Teachers: Do you get sweaty during the day?
Tell me something random!
Do you get mad when people knock on your door?

37 comments:

  1. Haha! OMG the Jesus comment. I get sweaty around the first days of school when I have a lot to do and I don't know where to start. High school kids always try to talk about religion and politics - especially since it's an election year and I just tell them to keep an open mind and form their own opinions. They usually spout out facts that they hear their parents say at home. Drives me nuts, but I can't really tell them that. Like, go read something and figure out if you REALLY support that person.

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    1. I am glad you urge them to READ and find out about a politician before deciding if you really support what they say. Like a lot of people say they like Trump because he says whatever he wants... but do you actually AGREE with what he says??? I mean, I like Bernie Sanders for the same reason a lot of people like Trump- Bernie is authentic and says what he really means. But also, I agree with what he says! Can't say the same for Trump.

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  2. Probably best to step away from the Jesus comment. Sheesh, talk about a high bar :) I both love and hate how blunt kids are #nofilters. I won't answer my door unless it's a kid that I am convinced is doing a fundraiser for school or sports. I 100% support these efforts. If it's an adult that I suspect is campaigning or wanting to talk to me about my salvation, I just don't answer it and (random) our dog does not bark at the doorbell. She just sits there and stares at the door!

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    1. Oh man they are so blunt. If I need to dye my hair or wax my eyebrows they will LET ME KNOW!

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  3. The grey hair comment! Damn! I have decided what I'm going to do with my hair next and it includes adding grey to my hair. I figured I might as well embrace it! :D

    The great thing about living in a gated apartment community is that no one can come to my door!

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    1. Wait, you are purposefully making your hair grey??? Please explain!!

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    2. Haha yes but only parts of it! I'll send you example pics via FB messenger!

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    3. My hairdresser dyes her beautiful blond hair grey. She's like 18 or something. Trendy. She's adorable and gets away with it.

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  4. Haha kids are too funny! They can be so honest that you just have to laugh but also take them seriously. I don't like when people come to my house for stuff like that either!

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    1. Oh yes, they are so blunt and will tell you the truth- even if you don't want to hear it!

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  5. I had a sweaty moment yesterday driving through a torrential downpour - thankfully it was for only a few minutes, but gah! Nerve-wracking!

    Your gray hair story made me laugh. :)

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    1. Oh man I get very nervous driving in severe weather too!

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  6. I have had a sweating problem most of my life - it has gotten slightly better as I have gotten older - or maybe I just don't care as much! I feel like I sweat more during the day then when I run (in my pits that is!). So I feel ya!
    We get people knocking on our door all the time - it is annoying! Our neighborhood is very conducive to solicitors and religious zealots because we have sidewalks, so they all just walk around until they find someone who takes the bait! I also have an eight year old and his friends are constantly ringing the doorbell for him.
    something random - my husband is 6'8 and the shortest of his brothers - my 10 year old is 5'7 and my 8 year old is 5 feet tall. They are going to be giants.
    Kristen : )

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    1. Ooh we have sidewalks too, maybe that is why people walk around here?

      Wow your husband and your kids are VERY TALL!!!! Are you tall?

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    2. No, I am just above average - 5'6. People always think I am taller because I wear heels a lot and I am always with tall people - I always say that I am tall by association : ) by the way, my nephews are 6'11 and 7 ft., their dad, my brother in law is also 7 ft.

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  7. MEG! This whole post made me laugh and laugh! I just love you.

    I get super sweaty pits too, and I'll sweat right through winter like it's a hundred degrees out. Ha ha omg I keep re-reading your post and laughing. You're the best, actually. Oh I'm going to send you a meme on FB about sweating. It's hilarious. If I forget to send it just remind me!

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    1. Well I am glad you enjoyed my post so much! :) I'll check my FB this afternoon. I think you're awesome too, Suzy! I love that we have connected but wish you weren't such a long road trip away. ;)

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  8. I think that was the perfect teacher-y response to the Jesus comment :). I'm not at all religious, but it's interesting to me how it's become such a super awkward thing for everyone to hear about or talk about these days. Even a classroom full of 2nd graders has picked up on that, with the hush that fell over the room. I actually think that awkwardness just encourages the zealots to try to push people's buttons even more. Not that that little kid was probably a zealot, but, I guess you never really know.

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    1. Yeah, I mean, if I was forced to respond, I would say, "Yes, some people follow the religion of Christianity and they believe Jesus was perfect." That is the most honest, straightforward answer I can think of. I don't mind talking about religion (says the atheist!) but it's really not in my job description!

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  9. OMG. I love your student stories. Teaching elementary is so different - but also so similar - to teaching middle school!

    We rarely get solicitors. The JWs near us leave their pamphlets in our door jambs or in the mailbox, so we can throw them out without speaking to them lol.

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    1. I bet you have some awesome stories too! The sad thing is the very best stories are ones I can't even share on here. ;)

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  10. This post is so funny! I would love to sweat in my classroom! It's so cold in there!
    I had a kindergarten student tell me she didn't want to be friends with me cus the scar on my face was ugly! Yea, kids can be blunt!

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    1. Omg that kindergarten student was so mean!!! Their parents should teach them manners!

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  11. Buah ha ha, this post cracked me up! I love that you said no thanks and shut the door. GAH. Stay away, solicitors!

    And of course some kid said "Jesus!" Gawd, kids are so funny.

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    1. Oh they often bring up Jesus and God. We read a story with the song Yankee Doodle in it in K and I ask who's birthday we celebrate on July the 4th. Someone always answers, "GOD's!"

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  12. I can't stand when solicitors knock on my door. When we moved into our knew house, we apparently had something in common with the previous owners because there is a really nice "No Soliciting" message engraved right below our door bell. The only people who still knock are kids selling "whatever" because they don't know what soliciting means. Haha!

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    1. Oh wow how handy that it was already there on your house!

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  13. OH my god that's hilarious about what he said about your hair! Gotta love little kids. Yesterday I had 2 little 3 year olds for physicals. I asked them if they had a girlfriend and both of them said, "mommy". I wanted to die...

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    1. Aw! I guess all little kids want to marry their momma!

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  14. Chorus is the worst. Everyone agrees. Consider it a workout. You deserve that reward.

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  15. Hilarious stuff!! Thanks for the smile today :)

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    1. Oh yah, anytime you can laugh at my sweaty pits and grey hair!!!

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  16. OMG kids are hilarous!!! My students like to point out that I am wearing make up at times, lol.

    Usually when I know someone at the door is soliciting I don't answer and Lola barks her head off.

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    1. My kids notice when I DON'T wear make up. They are like, are you sick? Hahhaa!

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