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it was my birthday but I was busy playing tag

I have been tagged by a lot of fellow bloggers... a lot!!!
I feel like maybe it was freeze tag!!!
I have been super UBER busy and I mean UBER
and in the spirit of this TAG your it thingy ma jig
 I will giveyou the details of my uber busy
 in my 12 things you don't know
about me...
can you believe I can give you 12 new things from just this week...
here we go...
1.  My life  was completely ruined (being slightly dramatic) when I got a message telling us we couldn't wear flip-flops (no matter the cost) and dark jeans can only be worn on Friday.  I was devastated... my closet is ALL flip flops and come on I live in TEXAS this is redunkulous... and DARK or for the sake of fashion it is called CLEAN jeans... please note chubby girls have a hard time being fashionable as it is and 99.9% of all jeans have a fade (which is flattering on chubbies) and probably have whiskers (intentional faded creases) too...finding a clean jean...ONE I am NOT wearing mom jeans and 2 REALLY??? REALLY??? way to kill a non existent morale!!! AND 3 I have connections and I might just have to have my connections make me little tags that I can place on my flip flop boxes that read SANDAL... jus sayn
2. I had the absolute most horrible headache EVER in my life on Friday...this was BAD... I think this was God's way of saying you don't have sympathy for hubs when he has a migraine so here ya go BAM feel this and it is FRIDAY and you HAVE TO WORK... ok I hear ya... I will take care of hubs when he gets a migraine... lesson learned!!!
3. I am one of the Fabulous Faculty of the week and it makes me cringe every morning when the New Principal reads off my "fun" facts... WHY because when I was filling it out I thought it was just for her... so I filled it out completely Farley style...full of sarcasm... like favorite hobbies...paperwork and grading.... BUT I do LOVE the fact that my kiddos got to write me some super cute messages and they are so proud that I am the Faculty of the Week... my rein ends Tuesday (whhhaaaaa)

4. Every Thursday in my room (starting when we came back in January and picked our OLW)
we do Random Acts of Kindness the last 15 minutes of the day...
help kinders get packed
shelve books in the library
clean the floors in our hall for the custodian
help the office
help the nurse
each kid tells me what they want to do and then I send them off...
not all of the kiddos get to do this
they can't have any missing work
this week I had NO missing work!!
5. my kiddos were asked to make their Valentines rather than buy them...it is NOT required BUT I will supply the construction paper and other supplies if needed... Yesterday during indoor recess... they were taking surveys of what each other liked so they can make personalized cards...and some of them even started making them...that is how I got my crown...they knew I had a HORRIBLE HEADACHE...  THO SWEET!!!
horrible picture
to go with my horrible headache
not my

6. I bought some fabulous clothes this week from TJ Maxx... and I returned those clothes b/c they just were not Farley enough... and I had to PAY $3.01 because I found some MORE fabulous clothes!!! Hubs said I was the only person he knew that could return clothes and pay more $$$....so not true
7. I tried on my outfits for more plus size modeling... photo shoot is this Wednesday... I think I have 4 outfits in all.... I say photo shoot like it is a PRO taking the pics... it is a small handheld BUT photo shoot sounds so much more chic
8. I didn't sleep good last night because we got hit by a pretty severe thunderstorm... some places got over 4 inches of rain in just an hour or 2... CRAY CRAY!!! My fear of storms happened at Disney when I was 8 and we took shelter under the castle from a storm and BAM it got hit by lightening... bippity boopity BOO I am scared of storms...
9.  Hubs and I got new pillows and WE HATE THEM... new pillows in near future
10. Did I mention my no flip flop rule.... it is worth repeating... this new denial in my fave footwear has had me seriously contemplating going back to school to get my Masters in Admin... not sure I could leave my the classroom BUT I want to know more about this admin thing.... I know I would try my hardest to keep my teachers happy
11. I have had lots of requests to go into detail about my encounter with John Travolta
12. took a pic of my pic with John Travolta
long story short...
filming Michael in Gruene TX
I skipped college classes to get a pic
got pic
JT's hair from extensions in mouth
thoughts of biting JT's  hair off
thought I might get caught by JT
no biting
went to Wally World to get developed
film was exposed (old school camera.. no digitals back then)
darn the luck skipped school again
got another pic
no extensions
Wally World 1 hour photo
wha laa picture

that was a lot from just one week
now I am going to answer these questions and I picked these questions because
Stacy from ...

was the first to tag me and I was playing freeze tag and so she is the only one that counts right??
thanks to the rest of you guys that tagged me but I just can't answer 124 questions... and PLUS
Stacy tagged me FIRST

So...onto the 12 questions from STACY
1. How long have you been blogging?
PLEASE HOLD let me go look.....
IT IS MY BIRTHDAY... I did not KNOW look for a birthday present from me to you on my facebook...
2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I have 2... bubble gum by Baskins and Phish Food by B&J
3. Who is your number one blogging addiction, as in, gotta' read their new post every day??
Teeny and Tunstall
4. Best find on Pinterest to date? (slightly selfish motivation)
Pinned Image
I REALLY want one of these... so my boys and I can go camping in style...
5. Most memorable freebie from the blog world to date? (more selfish...)
too many
lots of generous bloggers out there
6. Worst experience as a teacher?
NONE...all are growing experiences... well except this FLIP FLOP THING!!!
7. Best?
last year... my Principal was AH_MAZING and I finally felt like a butterfly that could spread her wings and FLY... he trusted me as an educator and had my back with difficult parents... and I could wear flip flops...
8. Why did you become a teacher?
the PAY ...duh!!!
no it is in my blood FOR REAL... I am a 5th generation teacher
9. What are you obsessed with BESIDES blogging?
my Birchbox...google it... LOVE IT

10. I feel the best when __________________ (not really a question and yet, it so is!)
I feel the best when I think of the positives and my blessings.
11. What celebrities have you met if any?
John Travolta
Charles Barkley
Wayne Gretzky
Reagan and Katie

12. What shows can you NOT live without watching?
Tori and Dean
Real Housewives anything
Broke Girls
Big Bang

I am being a PARTY POOPER and not picking 12 more taggers...
I feel like if I got tagged 1,003 times you did too!!!
PLUS I am T to the I to the R-E D TIRED
and I am planning on posting the Currently soon!!! SOON like Monday!!!

seriously that took like forever in a day...
so long it is NO longer my birthday
but go check FB and see what I am giving you as my birthday present... hope you like it!!!



  1. I'm so sorry for your flipflop collection. We can't wear them either. And, as I whined - I mean blogged - about the other day, we can't wear jeans EVER. NEVER. AT ALL Boo.

    But that Travolta picture is AWEsome!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  2. OH! And how do you end up being fabulous faculty? I would like to know this. Cause, I guess, at our school, nobody's fabulous. We have Character Cats (we're the Bobcats) but that's just every month everybody can nominate somebody else to have their picture on the Character Cat wall with the reason why they're great.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  3. Oh my mercy!!! No flip flops...I would die...my feet would die....I would be miserable!!!!! That's all I wear...I LOVE my switch flops! Have you heard of those....wait, of course you have, you're Farley!!! Anywho, sorry about the flopped flops! Loved your post and I'm sure I'm going to come back and fuss at you because now I have to go look at what a birchbox is and then I'll want one and, and, and.....lol

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. I know there are several teachers that believe a teacher should look extremely professional. I think I even read it in a Ron Clark book. But, I've taught dressed up, dressed down and even in my pj's. Guess what? My kids still listened, learned, and minded me. My rule of thumb: Clean and Covered! Otherwise, leave me alone. I'm on the floor 3/4ths of the day!!!
    I feel for ya. Happy birthday!

  5. Oh no with the flip flop debacle!! i would not know how to teach if I wasn't wearing jeans and/or flip flops 60% of the time!!
    Big Flip Flop Style Hugs coming your way!!!
    First Grade Blue Skies

  6. Oh Farley!
    Bad headache AND no flip-flops!
    That IS a double whammy!

    Reading posts from you is BETTER than TV! (for me, at least!) That was so (THO) sweet that you listed Reagan and Katie as celebrities--and I agree with you completely. I'd feel the same way about meeting YOU!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  7. Farley my BFF!!!!
    I LOVED EVER SINGLE MOMENT OF YOUR POST. I totally felt like an insider too! Maybe because I stalk you and read everything on FB too. Oh and I picture mailed you yesterday because I was wearing something and I wanted you to see it!!! I adore you and all your cray cray!!! Let's shop at the forum together soon we can buy mom jeans and sassoon shoes. We will be gorgeous. Then we can model and blog some more.
    Loved reading your 12 things and I died when you put us on your celeb list. died. Here's the plan-let's find a school that allows jeans and flip flops and both teach there next year.
    Ok but seriously I love you like I love dark chocolate.

  8. What a rough week! Well sit back and enjoy your Sunday!! I hope next week is better!!!

  9. I would totally DIE if we couldn't wear flip flops/sandals and jeans to work!!!!!! I mean seriously, best part of my job!!! That really bites for you!!! I'm in Texas too and YES, I wear flip flops year round! Love your personality, too cute!!!!

  10. Teachers should be allowed to wear jeans and flip flops everyday! Don't they know what our bodies go through all day long?! Floor, stool, chair...more floor...stool. Endless activity! Ugghhh...if only...

  11. Sorry to hear about the jeans and flip flops. One principal I had tried to tell us we could only wear jeans when she said. Ha! Someone called the union, who in turn called her and told her she couldn't do that. We are allowed to wear jeans whenever we want as long as they don't have holes. We aren't supposed to wear flip flops, but my current principal looks the other way. ;)

  12. P.S. I've loved John Travolta since the Welcome Back, Kotter day!

  13. I love your Fabulous Faculty weeks! What a great idea! SOrry about the flip flops...we don't get to wear them at my school either, but in Indy our flip flop season isn't as long.

    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run

  14. I won, I won. I can't believe I tagged you first. I am SO not a fast runner...I cant believe you answered my questions and my little button is on your blog!

    (You are totally a bloggy celebrity in my world)

    OH. MAH. GOSHHH. If I couln't wear flips in spring and summer I would D. I. E. I am so sorry. Your news has hit me like a death in the family.

    Moment of silence....

    Ok, so I LOVE your Pin and please let me go camping with you?? Sorry about your headache (UGH!)

    Happy WEeekend!

    ps: after reading your blog several times (like daily) I am going to add you to my blog onto "Blogs that Warm my Heart". Your's kind of tickles it, too!

    2nd Grade Paradise

  15. Wait a second here -- is your district saying you can't wear flip flops or your principal??? Our union contract says our district cannot state what we can and cannot wear. Thank the good Lord because that's pretty much all I wear when the weather is right. I feel terrible for you!!!!!!
    You have had a super busy week. I can't imagine. Thanks for the shout out. I feel the exact same way. I've missed you. :)
    I hope your headache is all gone. I am not very sympathetic with my hubs either so I feel you on that.
    Can't wait to check FB and I'm looking forward to the Currently.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  16. On the Birchbox waiting list. They sold out! :( What a fabulous little find.

    The trailer is adorable.

    I can't believe you still look that cute even with a horrendous headache! {Although your picture with Travolta is SUPER adorable.}

    Sorry about the flip flop rule. We had a principal in our district who insisted that her female teachers where either a dress or a skirt (WITH HOSE/NYLONS!!!) every day. Definitely no jeans, no flip-flops. I don't know what to say to that except.... thank goodness she was never my principal!
    Dragonflies in First

  17. I'm sorry you can't wear your favorite shoes anymore!! Huge bummer! Our rule is you can't wear any flip flops that would float...Seriously, that's what the rule says. HA! Oh, and I am a HUGE Revenge lover!! I can't wait for it to come back on!

  18. Farley~ I would absolutely DIE if I couldn't wear my flip-flops! Well, technically I'm not supposed to wear them, but I have found that if I walk in and out of school with heels on, I can usually get away with wearing flops in my room. (Shoot, I probably just jinxed myself);) I do teach in FL, so I feel like flops SHOULD be part of the professional dress code!
    BTW I googled Birchbox and fell in love! The monthly memberships are perfect as gifts for my best girlfriends! Too bad I am currently on the waiting list to get a subscription :(
    Also, I would love more info on the Fab Faculty...looks like a lot of fun!

    Hope this week is better than last! :)

  19. I just realized that even though you sign your posts as Farley...that's not your first name! Sorry for my above post with Farley as the greeting. I must have been distracted by the Super Bowl commercials! ;)

  20. I am thinking you and Reagan might need to come teach 6th grade with me next year so you can wear flipflops and jeans everyday if you choose! I would be so screwed if I could not wear my Yellow Box flops. My whole thing is that as long as they do not look like they cost less than $5 and they are cheap shower shoes, you should be able to wear them!!! Thanks for the celeb shout out too!

    We need to meet up again soon!

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher


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