May 25, 2010


is the last day with kiddos at school.

the sun is shining brilliantly already.

I am wearing a pink maxi dress with black cardigan.

jacob will come help me load up my classroom stuff.

summer break officially begins in two more days! 

i’m pumped.

i’m exhausted.

i CANNOT wait!

May 16, 2010

stakes and steaks

we had a wonderfully rained out friday night. our nephews ended up spending the night and getting educated in the ways of Star Wars.
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our Saturday seemed completely uneventful after enjoying the company of a 6 year old and a 4 year old. we found ourselves going back to grown-up chores, like staking all of the tomato plants in our garden.well, that’s what jacob did while i stayed inside doing laundry. then, we topped off uneventful day with steaks from the local meat market. yum!

i like lazy saturdays, don’t you?

May 9, 2010

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

As a teacher and fan of Laura Numeroff books, I couldn’t resist posting this poem in honor of Mother’s Day. I found the poem on this lady’s blog. You should go visit, good stuff.

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

If you give a mom a muffin,

she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.

She’ll pour herself some.

Her three year old will spill the coffee.

She’ll wipe it up.

Wiping it up she’ll find dirty socks.

She’ll remember she has to do laundry.

When she puts the laundry in the washer,

she’ll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.

Bumping into the freezer will remind her

she has to plan for supper.

She will get out a pound of hamburger.

She’ll look for her cookbook.

The cookbook is setting under a pile of mail.

She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her checkbook.

The checkbook is in her purse

that is being dumped out by her two year old.

She’ll smell something funny.

She’ll change the two year old’s diaper.

While she is changing the diaper the phone will ring.

Her five year old will answer and hang up.

She’ll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.

Thinking of coffee will remind her

that she was going to have a cup.

And chances are… if she has a cup of coffee

her kids will have eaten the muffin that goes with it.

– author unknown