Archive for February, 2009

Upcoming Excitement

Whoo hoo!!! Two days and I’m outta here! Friday I leave for Wisconsin for a week of wonderfulness including seeing Wicked (with HistoryGirlie!), wedding planning (hair trial, makeup trial, dress fitting, and venue meeting), and… Wedding Craft Fest 2009! Yes, people, it’s gonna get crafty up in here. There will be invitations. There will be […]

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Recipe: Easy Clam Chowder

NavyGuy is crazy – CRAZY – about clam chowder. He snaps it up whenever it’s the soup d’ jour at a restaurant, but at home when he has a craving I tend to pacify him with the canned version. Tonight I tried a semi-homemade variety. Success! Here’s an easy version you can try: Ingredients– 1 […]

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Be Happy… (new stamps!)

Yea!!!!!! New stamps, new stamps, new stamps! And, new ink pads, blender pens, and paper. Let’s just say my latest Stampin’ Up order arrived, and it was sort of a lost weekend. The stamp set above is actually one that I received because of hostess points. My stamping lady Michelle hosts a Stamp Club each […]

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We really do go to Target that much…

Since NavyGuy had today off (Happy President’s Day!), we went out to lunch in Burlington, which naturally meant we also had to stop in at Target. Results?Here, I’ve been convinced to don an oh-so-flattering cowboy hat. See how happy I am? Next, NavyGuy needed a new pillow. His idea of appropriate pillow selection? Find an […]

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I {heart} Target

Here’s looking forward to sunshine and warm weather 🙂 My Target recommendation for the week is a pair of these super trendy aviator sunglasses. They’ve been popular for several seasons, but are destined to reign for a while as the stylish pair to have. The best part of getting them from Target? The sale price […]

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The Way We Celebrate

NavyGuy and I have never been Valentine’s Day fanatics. Oh, there have always been gifts and cards and kind words, but the expectations are not sky high. Overly mushy gestures tend to give me hives. Additionally, our anniversary is only a couple weeks after the big V-Day, so we usually combine the two holidays and […]

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How NOT to sub for a class…

1. Let students throw paper airplanes all over the room and leave them there for the teacher to find the next day. 2. Let students attach post-it notes to every flat surface in the classroom (desks, walls, file cabinets, whiteboards, the ceiling…) 3. Send a class of students down to an unsupervised computer lab for […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing all of you a day full of love…

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Navy Briefing of the Week – Slang Part 1

Just a quick language lesson for today – some of the common Navy slang that you may hear if you’re talking to a sailor… ChitName given to the document a sailor fills out to make various types of special request (i.e. emergency leave, move off base to civilian housing, etc.)I filled out my leave chit, […]

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Subbing Challenge

Yesterday I subbed for the a sixth grade class. I’ve been in their room once before, and they remember me as the “name lady” because I’m excellent at learning names quickly (I’ll share my secrets some other time). It’s getting to the time of the school year when kids are the worst. They are irritated […]

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