Friday, May 17, 2013

Five for Friday {Not. Going. To. Make. It}

It's Friday.... Thank God it's Friday.  Linking up with Doodle Bugs for some Five For Friday fun!
1)  My week was only 4 days.  This felt like a darn long week!  My body tried to die from allergies {OK, maybe that's being a bit dramatic} on Wednesday and I had to go home early.   I went home and entered a Benadryl coma.  Didn't.  move.  for.  3 hours!  ACHOO!  I then rallied {yay} and picked up my kidlets from school... and we headed to Columbia, SC.  We went to eat at Rush's... which was one of my favorite places to eat when I was in college.  We did a quick run into Wal-Mart to grab swim trunks because someone {cough, ME} forgot the kidlets' swim trunks @ home.  I then watched them do all kinds of boy awesomeness in the Hampton Inn's indoor pool for a few hours....  so thankful for an indoor pool.  They bathed... we hit up the vending machines... then they vegged out in the bed.  Don't they look comfy?  My kids LOVE staying @ hotels! 
2)  Thursday morning my younger brother graduated from basic training @ Ft. Jackson.  Such a proud moment for our family....  I am bursting with happiness I tell ya!  I only have one sibling... and to watch him be successful makes my heart so full!  I have watched him struggle along the way... and have stood back so that he could struggle just enough to become motivated on his own.  That is such a hard thing to do.  He is much more like my son in that way.  Our family dynamics are a little skewed as many of you know... and my brother lived with me for many years when we were younger.  He checked into his new base today in Virginia... and sounds so happy to have a little more freedom... and a new sense of purpose! 
3)  The school nurse talked me into registering for the Color Run this fall in Atlanta!  I.  don't.  run.  In fact... if you see me running... you should also start to run.  I will be walking the Color Run.  I promise to walk quick.  I hope the weather is awesome in September... just sayin'.  There are 6 of us from the school walking... our group's name is Six In the City {bwahaha}  Have you ever done a Color Run before?  Even though I say she talked me into it... I am secretly excited!  Girls weekend... yes, please! 
4)  There are only 5 more days of school.  That's 40 hours for those that are counting with me.  I am so very excited.  I am leaving for the beach next Saturday for a week.  Ready for some golf cart time, getting up early to see the sea turtle eggs, feed the deer, get sunburned, and eat myself stupid on rice krispy treats!  I'm going with my friend Tara {have you ever read her blog, ...and they all fall down?}, my other friend Heather, all of our kidlets, and a babysitter!  That means... I only have one more Sunday...  one more case of Sunday night blues! 
5)  Finished one project this week.  I use numbered cards in my class to do random grouping.  You know... because when you let them pick the groups.... ummmm, it doesn't always end like you had hoped.  I have cards for groups of 2, groups of 3, and groups of 4.  This just makes it fun... and the kids like finding their group members.  Think this would help in your classroom, too?  You can check them out HERE 
I hope that you guys will all have a great weekend... and that it will go by slowly!  One last thing... have you seen the video with the gas station couple singing?  It is hilarious... and I am loving it... if you haven't seen it... Check it out HERE!  Talk to y'all soon! 


  1. Only five days left? I am so jealous! Glad you got to enjoy that family moment :)

    Enjoy your last weekend of the working year :)
    Three Cheers for First Grade!

  2. My allergies have killed me this week too. I have to take a shower every time I go outside, it's awful! I signed up for a Color Run in September and I don't run either! I convinced some of my teammates to walk with me, so it's all good.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. I'm right there with running for this girl! More power to you for even walking in it!

    For the Love of First Grade

  4. Yes, I saw that commercial! I loved it! My coworker says it reminds her of my husband and I! That is so us! Enjoy your weekend!

    The Teaching Twosome

  5. I've always wanted to do a Color Run! We seem to have quite a few variations here in Ohio. I'm doing a 5K on June 1st in memory of a co-worker's son, I too, will be walking quickly. Sometimes I dream that I can run and run. It's a great dream but alas, it's only a dream! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    First Grade Follies

  6. I loved reading your post! :) Thanks for sharing the video at the had me laughing! Sweet dreams are made of these...LOL!!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  7. I am loving your five for Friday.... I also think you may have hooked me on VistaPrint.... I used it a several years ago when I was in college.... but I haven't used it since I began teaching! Pretty sure I need to write my mental list down so I remember it in a few weeks! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  8. I did the Color Run earlier this year. It is fun! I didn't get to run too much as it was too crowded. Lots of fun excited people! Have fun with it!