Friday, March 16, 2012

Fog Day Blues

Isn't he a beauty?
     The last time I was sick was in Alabama two days away from my home in Michigan.  My man and I had taken our daughter to a wedding of some of her college friends.  We dropped her off and it was supposed to be a romantic getaway with a Audubon field-trip to find the scissor-tailed flycatcher.  I'd been waiting to see that beauty for years. As "luck" would have it I ended up in an emergency room with a UTI.  I spent most of the weekend in bed watching TV!  I did manage to catch a glimpse of several scissor-tails.

Most of my pictures are me behind binoculars!
That was seven months ago...
     Don't get me wrong, I've had several colds over the past months...I teach first graders!  Here we are today, and my man and I have an empty house.  I have a fever and a raging sore throat.  My head aches and I feel completely dizzy.  A nice quiet dinner and a bottle of wine don't even sound good.Except for the quiet part.Hold the dinner!  Where's my pillow?  I have to wait until 5:45 to get into the doctor.  I just want to make sure it isn't step throat.  
     My morning began with a phone call at 5:30....5:30.  Who calls at 5:30...The school announcing a fog delay. Now, I would normally be overjoyed,but my nose started bleeding and I couldn't get back to sleep. I just got up and had a cup of coffee and should have known I was getting sick when it didn't taste good.
I don't feel well enough to switch this image!  Turn your head a little...There, now you've gotten some exercise!  The Desk Monsters were designed by Molly Malone at   She is having a give away on her blog . . . A $25.00 Target card.  
     I was pretty excited about first grade today.  I had revamped my daily review.  I had hung a rainbow in the room.  Zero the Hero had dropped off a treat for day 130.  The Desk Monster had left a treat in some  of the desks.  We were in the middle of making our hand print rainbow when someone said it was lunch.  I laughed and said we still had an hour.  I was wrong. I hadn't changed my watch last weekend.  (My family need not comment about my problem with dates and times!)  We hadn't read the Leprechaun book I had written.  We hadn't written about what was more precious to us than gold.  Drat that 2 hour delay.  

Thanks KB Konnected for your awesome graphics!

    I teach computer and music in the afternoons, but I was able to squeeze a little time in after lunch.  Just enough to finish the rainbow and put some gold under it!  I thought about getting a sub, but knew I couldn't on such short notice.  My  computer and music classes worked so quietly that I had to give them all an A for the day!  

   We sang and laughed as we made our hand-print rainbow.  I love the pot with their gold thumbprints! 
I wanted them to write their own ideas, but we just ran out of time.  I quickly wrote down their ideas as our precious time came to an end.  My first graders are worth far more than gold to me.

Before I sign off I have to share the leprechauns we made yesterday.  They just make me laugh when I look at them and I love to laugh!  I hope they give you a chuckle!

Don't get caught without your green on tomorrow!  Have a happy St. Patrick's Day
ps..  Good news!  I have a cute sinus (itis)!  I told the doctor that he was cute, too!


  1. Hi Jenny thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your owl theme! I've just become your newest follower!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laura. I love your square kitties!

  2. I love your blog, great ideas! I'm also a Michigan girl, I always get so excited when I find someone else from this state!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to read more :)
    The Resource(ful) Room

    1. Michigan is the best! I visited you and love your blog! Can't wait to visit again!

  3. Super cute leprechauns! I am a new follower.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

    1. Thank you! We had fun making them...especially the facial hair. I'm on my way to your cafe!

  4. I found you through the linky party! I'm your newest follower. You have a really cute blog!

    First Grade Delight


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