Friday, October 26, 2012

The Dreaded Turkey Call

The note came home from the first grade teachers today (via email).

Turkey Homework
I know many of you have been waiting in anticipation, wondering about our 
traditional turkey homework.  Well, the time to start your turkey is now.  Every 
year, since the beginning of time when Mrs. R began working at O'school, the 
first graders have created with their parents a "found" art turkey for 
Thanksgiving.  You can make these turkeys out of anything you find.  Things found 
around your home, at Wal-mart, or in your backyard.  We have had turkeys made of 
leaves, balloons, beads, golf tees, feathers, etc.  The only requirement is that 
this project be completed by both the parent and the child.  When creating your 
art work,  be thoughtful about breakable parts and food that may rot.  The turkeys 
will be displayed in our hall and on the tables during the Family Feast Day.  They 
are due Nov. 13th.

It's time to make our turkey.
I'm quaking in my non-crafty boots.
What will little mr. j's be?
We shall see.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dinner Fail or Pride Cometh Before the Fail

I was so organized last night and this morning! I had everything set out and ready so our morning would run smoothly and we could all get to where we needed to be in a calm timely manner.

I was especially proud that I had dinner made and in the crockpot.

I should have known better than to feel that way.

Ground Red Pepper does not, not, not equal chili powder.

Had to leave the soccer practice people of our family a note.

I believe this is the first time ever I've admitted to my cooking being dangerous.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This week's family email

Hi from Oklahoma. The wind came back this week, it was almost 90 today and will be in the 40s by the end of the week.

This week little mr. J's bus ran over a skunk that was 'sleeping' in the road and the mailbox at the school was knocked over but not by a mom in an SUV. I don't know what hit it, but my mr. drove by and said it was quite the early morning whoop te doo.

I need to get more sleep and my mr.'s showing me silly British television shows on YouTube. Not good, but sure funny.

miss s auditions for all state choir and has been practicing so much. She works do hard. We're praying for the best for her.

Bought a bag of candy for little mr. b and his friend to enjoy while they hide in the woods and scare kids on Halloween. But not three year olds. Because if they scare any three year olds little mr. j is "going to come down there and punch them in the ....."

miss h is doing her best at the Y and we are proud if her. She's getting to enjoy a little time with the Utah cousins. And would appreciate it much if we would stop being pushy.

I bought a lamp.

That's about it for us.
the mrs.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

In honor of October

I give you the following conversation.

Me- Alright, little mr.j, your owl pellets have been on the kitchen table for a couple of days now. I'm going to throw them out.

Him- Nooooooo. There're skulls in there. Did you see the skulls?

Me- Yes, but I need the table back.

Him- But I'm not done looking at them Have you seen them?

Me- Yes, remember two days ago when we sat and you told me all about them and big brother kept saying, "you know where that comes from don't you?" And I kept telling him to be quiet. And then I thought that the owls pooped the pellets out, which I think now is wrong. I think now they must come up and out the other end but I haven't had time to research it yet and you told me they didn't teach you that in your first grade. Which I think Is a total missed opportunity. In first grade, gross is good. I bet if it had been discussed, you would know which end the pellet came out.

But I didn't say all that out loud. I just said yes.

Him- Please can I keep it?

And with a brilliant flash of owlish wisdom, it was my turn to talk again.

Me- How about we leave it on the end table as a Halloween decoration and after Halloween we take care of it?

Him- Ok.

And with that we have this year's only Halloween decorations up & and everybody's happy.

(Well, not really everybody because other household people want a lot more Halloween decor out and about, but I'm pre-functioning as the Halloween Grinch and the only other thing we are putting out is a jack o lantern if we can get it carved in time.)

PS- it's taken me two weeks to write this little post. The keys on my smarty pants phone are really little and i haven't even made time to find out to the which end question. Lots of becoming versed going on in my life right now. I'm so looking forward to getting it together again & sharing more with you!

Will we meet again before the end of October? ......... The suspense builds.......dun, dun, dun.

Deliver Me From Donut Day

Again, I haven't written in a while, but I don't want to forget this one. It's a doozy. I work in an elementary school. I teach ...