*cough* five for *cough* Friday

linking up once again for



ONE...
so let me just say I have been BFFs with this lately...

I have been battling a horrible sinus infection...
and it just won't go away!!!
GO AWAY already
so I have been sucking on Ricola
drinking LOTS AND LOTS of water with lemon
wearing my glasses... YAY
and taking a nice dose of meds...



had to go back TODAY!!!
because I still feel like YUCK
so now I am on another antibiotic
and I am on steroids
que Arnold... I want to pump.... YOU UP
and a nose spray
and a higher dose of my allergy meds
and some other medicine that will shut down the mucus factory that has popped up in my sinuses
and a really nice COUGH med... really it is an ANTI-cough med...
think about it... it is NOT a cough medicine... it is a no cough or stop the cough medicine...
RIGHT???
and then she told me to rest and then I laughed...
then I got the look
and I agreed...
so
here I am resting...
blogging is resting right???

NUMBER 2
somewhere between my dry cough and my onset bronchitis I got a little award...

my principal nominated me for a spirit award...
I graduated from the very district I teach in so
I really felt honored to get this award...
So here is the official pic...
my friend sent it to me today...
she found it on the website
I think it is OK...
that is our Superintendent Dr. M

I look a little lock jaw
I was in the middle of talking to our Sup.
and we were having a good convo about my shirt
I was in the middle of letting him know
I always look this good...
when
SMILE!!!!
flash!!!
SMILE AGAIN!!!!
FLASH
ok thanks



so knowing that I was caught off guard
and didn't do my
stick chin out...
tighten jaw
lick your lips
chin to an angle
pose

I told Hubs...
I am going to ask Dr. M for another pic...
hubs gave me the look...
and I knew HE knew
YEP...
I went up after the ceremony and asked for another pic...

A SELFIE
Hey...
I know my best angles...
and we look much happier...
I asked him politely and he said yes...
I even got permission to put it on my blog...
and OBVs he said YES...

when I got back to my Hubs he was laughing...
and admitted he thought I would chicken out...
ah NO
my parents thought it was only fitting for me...
I kinda like it...


THREE

had lots of meetings...
this week
and mind you
I HAVE BEEN SICK ALL WEEK...
but this meeting has to rank in my TOP 5 of all time...
just look at our agenda


LOVE IT!!!
and the snacks were delish...
well one was this hot spicy Texas FireCracker Cracker
that was not so delish
it was OH MY WORD my mouth is on fire
and I must eat chocolate to cool it off
and then when the chocolate didn't work I had to have...
I kinda had to laugh at the 130 calorie pack...
it was yummy
and just in case you are curious...
the fire cracker... cleared my sinuses for about 30 minutes 
but only after about 5 glasses of water did my tongue go back to normal

FOUR

this is my class pet...
Co Co
we only get her for 2 weeks...
our education center for our region rents out class pets...
and I signed up for her...
we kinda love her...

as you know or maybe you don't BUT
Texas had an ice storm last night... pics coming in number 5
and well I left CoCo at school...
I was a little scared to take her out in the cold to get her to my house...
it was below freezing when I left school and with the wind chill it was in the 20s...
so I left her at school under a light... (in her cage)
I was super nervous about it the whole night...
THEN my phone rang...
Terry our head custodian called me to let me know my room was SUPER cold
and he was worried about CoCo...
 he wanted to let me know and thought I might want to pick her up...
I rushed over and he was waiting at the front door with her...
so I didn't have to get out...
can you say CUSTODIAN of the YEAR
now CoCo is warm and cozy at my house

Y'all I love this spider...
she was suppose to go back today to the Education Center...
BUT I guess we will get to keep her next week too...
Yay for the ice closure
my kids are super bummed about her going back...
ME TOO!!!
Last time I got a tarantula from them it was one named Rosey...
I fell in love with her too...
I begged the Ed Center to let me keep her and even offered to buy her...
BUT NO... 
so I know I can't beg and plead for CoCo...
it took me 2 years to rent a pet again... I was so traumatized by it

So CoCo is going back 
and Hubs knowing I fell in love with this hairy arachnid
and knowing that last time I cried when they took Rosey away
has offered to get me my very own...
so even though my heart aches knowing CoCo is going back to the center and 
will continue to rotate every 2 weeks to various classes
and knowing she won't get Figi water or fresh large crickets
 we spoil her!!!
It helps to know that we will have our own Tarantula to spoil...
and while I have CoCo... we will continue to spoil her...
maybe I will sign up for her again and again and again and again and again and again
HMMMMM that makes me think....
(insert evil laugh)

well any who... I am now in the thoughts of a cute name for my spider...
I am thinking Hildy or Hilda or Hillary or Harriet or Henrietta
any ideas???


FIVE

thank you to Mother Nature for a beautiful ice storm...
it gave me the day off and a chance to get into the Dr again
and an excuse to get some good pics
here are a few of my favorites...
 bush with ice
 leafcicle
 another leafcicle
 a leaf and its cicle
rockcicles

*cough*
alrighty that about *cough* does it...
I think it is *COUGH* time to go and take *cough*
my *cough*  anti- cough medicine
YEP...
toodles

13 comments:

  1. I hope you are feeling better soon! I know it is miserable trying to teach while being sick. Our school was delayed for extremely low temperatures (for our area), but fortunately, no snow or ice! Congratulations, too, on your award!

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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  2. Congrats on award! Nothing wrong with getting selfies with the big boss :)
    I may have to join your meetings. I am truly interested in all the snacks. Feel better!
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  3. Wow! Congrats on your award. That is really special since you went there. Sorry you're so sick. Hope you feel better. :)
    Kristin
    Come visit Readbox!

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  4. Oh Dear Farley, I hope you are better soon! I loved reading this post... It was kind of like chatting with you. And I think you should get armloads of awards... and wear that blouse often! How lucky for your kids that you have room in your heart for arachnids... In my book, that means you are brave AND wonderful!
    Rest up and enjoy the weekend...

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  5. Ahhh...I would D-I-E...not even jokin' if I had to hold a tarantula. I think it's cute though that you had one visit named Rosey...Rosie is my nickname at school...even the kids call me Rosie!
    Congrats on your award! I hope you start feeling better soon...no more coughin'!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  6. I LOVE that you needed to take another picture, and a selfie is so much more intimate. Your blog makes me smile!

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  7. One of my friends was just telling me that she ordered her tarantula online! She researched them, chose the best one, and ordered it! Just a thought! :)

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  8. Congratulations on the award.
    If I had to "rent" a tarantula for 2 weeks, I might "accidentally" trip down some stairs and need to be off my feet and away from school for 2 wks. Yikes! I would not be able to handle that one. I love all critters, but spiders, spiders just make me shake all over. So glad for people like you who do like them though! And thank goodness for your school's fabulous Custodian!

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  9. Oh! I hope you are feeling better soon!! I have chronic sinusitis and feel for you!!!! I am so sorry you're sick. FEEL BETTER!!!!!

    Kelli

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  10. I love the idea of the rotating pets, even though I know you are sad to let her go...I am the teacher whose "teaching elementary science" professor said, "teachers like you are the reason little girls hate science", so I applaud you for exposing your children to the critters, as I know my poor darlings will never have that opportunity with their nature-phobic teacher! HA! Hope you feel better!

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  11. OMG! I would run screaming if I ever even saw a tarantula. I can't imagine ever holding one! I'm feeing the creepy crawlies just looking at that photo!!! Hope you feel better soon!!!!

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  12. Hope you start feeling better, Farley! I think it's so cool that you had that spider in your classroom. You can see that a lot of us have hang-ups about certain crawly creatures (do you like that alliteration?!) but the fact that kids can see one up close and personal means they won't be quite so scared of them next time. I think it's fun that you have something so different for a class pet!
    Marion
    MentoringintheMiddle

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  13. Oh, Farley, I hope you feel better!!! However, I cannot imagine having a tarantula as a class pet!! SCARY McScary!!
    Robin
    The Bomb-Diggity Classroom

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