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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

flying needles

Oreo has been suffering with allergies this Fall, and I've been bringing him to his acupuncturist for some relief.

She's moved from a very busy vet office to a private office in a house, which is much better for Oreo,

Oreo has made himself at home!  Jumping on the furniture to look out the window.

He used to be very timid at his appointments,and would hide behind me on a leather bench.

Not here.

After the doctor put all his needles in, he decided to stroll around the room and give himself a good shake.   This caused half his needles to fly around the room.  Luckily, none of us got one stuck in our eye.

The doctor had to put in new needles.

After round 2, Oreo walked right up to the doctor, and showed her how he can take the needles out with his teeth.

Mr. Smarty Pants.

I told oreo he better behave, because the vet was typing up all this in his file, and it was going on his permanent record.

Then, Oreo pranced away, finally laid down, got in the acupuncture zone, looking all dreamy eyed, and nodded off for the next twenty minutes. He must've remembered....oh yea, this stuff makes me feel good.

He's such a goof.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

eyeball popsicle

Tried to get some hammock time in this Saturday, in between the rain showers.

Chewy joined me on the hammock, but kept lying down/standing up.  He said, "This bed is too hard."  He just couldn't get comfortable.

Finally, he noticed the pillow my head was on.  He worked his way up to the top of the hammock, which is not an easy balancing move (he has some really good core strength!), and plopped himself on the pillow, wrapped around my head.

Then, licked my eyeball like a popsicle.

Unfortunately, all this fun ended too soon, as the rain started up again.  We'll try again next weekend.

"I hope next week's popsicle flavor is beef!"