Sunday, November 30, 2014

winter walk

We had a bit of a thaw today, and the snow had settled down a bit so walking in it was manageable.

Ventured out to the park, to walk off some Thanksgiving leftovers, and it sure does look different there with all the white stuff.

There were lots of footprints, pawprints, and even some cross country ski tracks.
But we didn't run into anyone while we walked our two and a half miles.

Back to school tomorrow.  But only three full weeks and two days until Christmas break!  

Oreo has his paws crossed for a snow day before then!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The boys are thankful for some a fresh foot of snow!  Me...well, I'm thankful for snow plows and snow blowers....

Seriously though, we are truly thankful for all of our wonderful friends and family who stop by our blog.  You are always so loving and supportive.  Every comment you leave is like getting a big hug.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

wrapped up

Chewy did this all by himself ~ on purpose!


I guess this is what happens when you teach your dogs to roll themselves up in blankets?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

brainy joe

Every year, from September thru November, I have this hanging on my bulletin board:

I put it there in a lame attempt to inspire my kids to work hard to get their name up in 'lights' and earn a free ticket to the movies (two tickets if they make high honor roll).

With report card day coming up, some of my students started taking notice.

Here is how it went:

Student A: "Who's Joe Shmoe?"

Me: "It's Joe Shmoe from Idaho."

Student B: "Oh yea, isn't he the fat white guy on youtube who tries to rap?"

Me: "Uhhh..."

Student A: "Wait! He doesn't go to school here?"

Me: "It's Joe Shmoe from Idaho."

Student C: "Isn't he the flat footed kid that runs track?"

Student A:"So, he does go to school here.  I thought he was from Idaho."

Me: "He moved."

Student D: "I know him.  I think he's the Joe in my science class."

Student A: "How long has he come to school here?"

Me:" He's been here forever."

Student B: "So that fat white wannabe rapper must have a similar name."

Me:"I wouldn't know.  Do you want me to google him?"

Student A:"Is he always on the honor roll?"

Me: "Yup."

Student B:"I think I know who he is now."

Student C;"Me too.  He was in one of my classes. He's pretty smart."

At this point, I am laughing so hard tears are coming down my face.  Another teacher in the room and one of my seniors are hysterical too.

The best part....I think all of these kids are going to make the honor roll themselves tomorrow!  Usually, I take down Joe Shmoe's card once I get real people, but this time, I think he's staying.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

rough weekend

Spent a lot of time outside this weekend, which resulted in one very tired dog.

He's even goofy when he sleeps.