Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Day In The Life...

My sister, Lauren, came to work with me at school yesterday to job shadow. She was not happy about it because she thought that it would be lame. She ended up really enjoying herself while making the food (sloppy joes), serving the kids, wiping tables and even doing dishes. She got to wear the trademark lunch lady plastic gloves that are notoriously too big for anyone's hands, but got away without wearing the stylish hair net, opting for a hat instead. She left the gloves on when doing the dishes, and spent the rest of the time facinated with the accidental makeshift waterballoon (it didn't pop, thankfully).

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

So Much For Foster Care

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the way I feel about the following picture. To illustrate, I'll list the parts, and you can figure out what the whole picture is.

1. I'm reclining in the dark

2. I have a microwaveable hot pack on my head

3. I'm sniffing maple syrup

4. I have an unhappy expression on my face.

Have you added it up yet? Okay, here are some more clues. I'm doing part's one and two because I have a TERRIBLE headache but we don't have any medicine that I'm willing to take. I'm doing part three because my sense of smell has gotten very keen lately, and I think our house reeks. Sweet smells seem to help alleviate the accompanying nausea. And part four is simply because I've wanted a baby for ever since I can remember, and was conviced that it wouldn't happen, and now that it has I am excited, but so far pregnancy sucks.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Year Festivities

For New Year's Eve, William and I visited the Heath family, played games, and rang in the New year with Brazil, because it seemed like a good time for the kids to get to bed (and, quite frankly, me too.) Unfortunately, we were having so much fun that we didn't actually arrive home until 11:50ish, and since we had already celebrated, we didn't even notice when the clock struck midnight.

On New Year's Day, we visited the Faber household, as did the Simmons and the Itris, where we played with siblings and Ellie fed William some New Year's peas. Molly, of course, got oodles of table scraps from all the food around (especially the food around Ellie), so everyone ended up having a great New Year's time.

I, for one, am glad that all the holiday activities are over, and can return to a semi-normal schedule.
Playing Ticket to Ride on New Year's Eve. We had six players, but the game only allows up to five. We had the America version and the Europe version, but decided that the game is more fun with 4-5 players instead of three. William and Stephen volunteered to play both games at once, which is why they are sitting in between the two games. Cynthia was excited that Stephen would be distracted and now maybe she would beat him. I think he won both games.
Happy 9 o'clock New Year's!
I don't know why I was so surprised at how much kids like blowing things that make lots of noise. They like it a lot.

Ah, peas. This will be a great year indeed.