Tuesday, December 22, 2009

90 days down, 90 to go

First of all, I am done. School? It is over for 2009. But I gotta tell you. Teaching 31 fifth and sixth graders on December 22? Is cruel and unusual punishment. And can I tell you how loosely I use that term teach? Let's just say it was a long day.

But it's over!

Thus beginnning Christmas Break, 2o09. Somehow Christmas snuck up on me this year. I remember thinking back in September, "I should think about doing some Christmas shopping." And then followed that up with, "Nah. It's only September. I have TONS of time."


Here it is December 22 and I am still not quite sure if I have everything done. It has been hard Christmas shopping with my two constant companions. And every time I would think I could get something done, Cole would throw up, ending those plans.

Did I mention the school called me at 12:10 today? To let me know that Cole had thrown up?


Luckily Daddy was able to rescue him while I finished teaching. He has been okay the rest of the night. No fever, no more puking. He was just a little couch potato all afternoon and hasn't eaten much to speak of.

With any luck, he will stay healthy all night and I can take them both to daycare in the morning while I finish up the shopping, start some cooking, and get the wrapping done. Oh, and make Christmas candy. There's so much to do!

Somebody pass the wine!

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Finding Normal said...

My 1 glass had me nearly asleep on the couch at 8. Don't worry...I got my second wind.
Let me know if you're in C tomorrow and wanna get lunch. I figure you'll be back in your neck by then, but if you are...I'll be out and about.
Trying to find your snack mix recipe. Hoping it's on this here blog somewhere. Apparently the 4 pounds I ate last week wasn't enough.

Finding Normal said...

Found the recipe. I'm now questioning my sanity, seeing how much it makes. And knowing I will eat most of it. But I added it all to my Walmart list.

Anonymous said...

Hope little Farm Boy is ok this morning and you can get all your Christmas loose ends wrapped up.

missy said...

i agree.....wow do i ever need to get some "powershopping" in!!!!!! yikes it's almost Christmas and we are getting ready for some nasty weather!!!! so hold on tight i have some shopping to do!!!! hope you have a great christmas!!!!

*Noelle* said...

Oh man! I look forward to when I land a teaching job one day, but dread the SMALL amount of time I will have at the end of the day to get things accomplished!! Good luck on your shopping trip tomorrow, hope you get what you need!

Happy Holidays friend ♥

Becky said...

I hope you guys all stay well for the holidays!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Emily said...

Awe, poor Cole.
And I love how teachers can't wait for the break when all I can do is wait to school to start up again! :) Merry Christmas!

Kat said...

Getting sick at Christmas is the worst! Is he better now?

I have spent all morning cooking...I am still waiting for time to relax. Somehow I don't think that will happen. Cause as soon as Christmas is over...Katie celebrates her birthday!

C and C Mommy said...

I can't imagine teaching until December 22! I am so glad we don't do that in Texas. I hope you made it friend!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I recall the countdown.....very important.
Best Wishes for your holiday season!! Enjoy your little ones. Hope Cole keeps everything down and not out.

Blarney said...

Hope you & yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Martha said...

Tequila is my medicine of choice during holiday stress.
Gosh, my kiddos got out of school on the 18th and don't go back until 1/11, holy guacamole!