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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hi! *Cough*- Get out your Lysol...

     Well, they've gone and done it.  They've given me the flu, those rascals.  Well, this will be quick because the heads a'poundin' and hands are achin'...

     First off, thank you so much for your participation in my "50+ Followers Giveaway" and your Farm Show captions! I have enjoyed reading them!  I am trying to comment as I get energy, but I wanted you all to know how much I appreciated the time you all took to comment.  Your school stories have warmed my heart and made me just bust out laughing.  Some of you were quite the stinkers!

     Oh, I noticed people have been saying that they are having trouble getting pictures to load on Blogger. Is anyone having problems getting others' blogs to load correctly.  When I click on one from the feed, it loads just the post with no other pictures or sidebar items.  But, if I go to the top, and click on the address and just reload it, everything shows up.  I don't have to do this with anything but blogs.  My own even loads weird.  Some of the side bar items are suddenly ginormous!!!! Errrr... Methinks we all need to have a kindly sitdown chat with Mr. Blogger.  

     I found some random pictures on my Ipod that I have been meaning to post. They are quite random, but hey! That's how my head feels!

Warm blessings and hugs!

My "snuggle nurse" taking a break from taking care of me. Sound asleep.  Snoring.  My husband took good care of me too.  Took the day off to care for me. Made me soup.  Then, our microwave died.  Guess it got the flu.

Husband's Christmas present from my brother. It's a nightlight, but Steve thought it would look great on my prim tree.  Every New Year's Eve, my brother and sil come over and we watch A Christmas Story.  We have been doing this for years. Years.  He has only been married for the last two. So, I made a test this year.  I just copied and pasted questions from the internet (ones without answers- I am not a cheater!).  We had to take the quiz, switch tests between families, and then grade them as we watched. And rather than just put the number wrong at the top, in true teacher form, my brother and I automatically calculated the average and letter grade as well.  Steve and I got a C.  They got a D. Hah!

The Noah's Ark birdhouse is a gift from my SIL.  Isn't it adorable? I have it by the tree still (Yes.  It is still up.).  I am trying to think of the best place to put it.  It is definitely an anchor piece.  I think I need to drill a hole in the back and light it.  What do you think?

I found this tin Noah like 3 days after getting the present.  I found it at Good Will!  How perfect is he???
Weather for next week (almost 50 today, by-the-way...)... Guess which day I have recess duty? Ugh.

Well, thanks for stopping by and looking all the way to the end... Reward? Gold Star Question is up! Now, go Lysol your computer. :)



  1. Aww poor you! it is one of the perils of being a teacher!
    But just rest up and know we are thinking of you!
    Love wee Bailey curled up and comfy!
    God bless

  2. Sending prayers and a speedy get well wish your way Heather. Love your Ark and your Noah. I collected arks, etc for awhile and have them stashed away. Love the story that in the early days that was the only toy kids could play with on Sunday. I read that somewhere. You rest and take care and hope you are back to blogging soon.

  3. Oh no! Hope you are feeling better soon. Love all of your pictures.

  4. You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! I enjoyed seeing all your photos!

  5. Hope you feel better soon dear.,
    Hugs x

  6. Hope you get to feeling better soon. That is some nasty flu going around - we've had the cough/cold stuff here (both husband and son, but I'm still keeping it at bay) - but so many others with the stomach stuff. ICK!! Sweet gifts of Christmas....I was glad to see your tree still up. Ours finally went down yesterday (it was time....it was real, and REAL dry!) Now, to find time to take down the rest!! Smiles & Get-better Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Feel better my friend! I know how you are feeling and it is no fun!
    Be blessed,

  8. We jsut finished fighting the flu in my family...hope you get well real soon!


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