March 20, 2014

Stuff and things. 3/20

+This is what I wore last week, when the weather was pleasant.
Dress: Ross // Sweater: Target // Boots: Report // Watch: Fossil

+I do not understand Missouri's fascination with St. Patrick's Day.  I find it interesting that schools celebrate such a day by setting leprechaun traps and adults celebrate by drinking.  And for those of you who brought out Elf on the Shelf to drop off St. Paddy's Day gifts?  Shame on you.

+On Saturday, since I was sick and all, I thought that if I did a What-I-Ate post, it'd look like this:

"Then, Scout and I split a cracker."

Because that's what lunch was.  I also had a swig of Pepsi.  He didn't.

+Speaking of, I was better on Monday, and on Tuesday, whatever nasty bug I have/had came back.  I had to leave school early.

This is what it looked like to prepare for a sub who would be there for 3 hours.

I subscribe to the "post-it note method" when it comes to sub-prep.  I hate typing up plans.  Unpictured: The giant orange sub binder with all the information about the school/class/demographics of a small town in northern Siberia/cure to cancer/etc.
I was back at it 6am the next morning…setting up for another substitute.  

+My diet consists of gatorade, pedialyte, dry cereal, rice cakes, and soup these days.  I haven't had coffee in a week.  The good news is that I think I'm on the upswing.  Maybe.  Finally.

+Onto happier thoughts.  The Walking Dead (or maybe not with the "happy thoughts" part).  Who watched on Sunday?  This was the first episode I really liked in a while.  I guess I should say it's the first episode that made my jaw drop, and it's really nice when I watch a show for thrills and it does actually thrill me.  I won't post any spoilers but this summary will wrap it all up for you, if you're so inclined.

+Also, The Following.  I WILL post a spoiler here, so…keep scrolling if you don't want to see it.

I am so happy that Claire is back.  I mean, thrilled.  I adore Natalie Zea and she drew me into Justified and she pulled me into The Following.  After the first episode of season 2, I couldn't believe she was gone.  Anyway, now that show is truly worth my time.  We don't need Emma as a leading lady.  She's a crazy. 

Okay.  Now our link-up.  Any stuff to share?


  1. That outfit is so cute--you're like the most stylish teacher ever haha! I'm sorry you're still feeling so sick, friend! And dayum. No wonder teachers never want to call in sick-that's a lot of work when you really just want to crawl onto the couch!

  2. I fell so far back on The Following I dropped it. I will pick it up again later. I've been reading the episode synopsis and I am SO HAPPY about this recent development.

    I'm so sorry you were run down by the illness machine this week.

  3. Hope you get to feeling completely better soon! That is so much work to prepare for a substitute! And we have not yet had dress-without-tights weather here. Maybe next month!

  4. Elf on the Shelf for St. Pat's Day - really? I haven't heard of that.

    Missouri has an obsession with everything to celebrate. Heck didn't you hear they want to make opening day for the Cardinals a MO holiday?

  5. I loved that episode of The Following! SO GLAD she's back too... but Ryan getting hooked up with that other lady? Let's get Claire to nip that in the butt please!

    TWD... oh my... Lizzy ... who saw that coming though? She's crazy!

    Post its for the win!

    Hope you are 100% soon.

  6. Glad you're starting to feel a little bit better! Soda is literally the only thing I want when I'm sick like that. I always think to myself, "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight!" ;)

    Prepping for a sub looks like more/less fun work than your actual job...haha.

  7. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better. My mom was a 2nd grade teacher for 32 years and always said she'd just rather go to school than have to figure out sub plans - SO MUCH WORK!!

  8. That outfit is super cute!!!

  9. I hope you're feeling better. I've caught the cold from hell. And next week are PSSAs. Oh yay. I've been taking NyQuil between 7 and 7:30 and hitting the pillow and asleep by 8:30. Can't seem to kick it. Hopefully one of these weeks I'll be able to link up with you!

    Also very behind on the following. Thanks for the spoiler warning! :)

  10. Hope you're feeling better!! No fun being sick!


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