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I wrote this blog to keep notes on my daily life...some is about teaching, some about just plain normal life...who am I kidding? My life is anything but plain and normal! I hope you enjoy! I love to know who is reading so leave me a comment!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Next Survivor

Next Season on Survivor
Have you heard about the next planned "Survivor" show?
Three corporate businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped in an elementary school classroom for 1 school year. Each business person will be provided with a copy of his/her school district's curriculum, and a class of 20-25 students.
Each class will have a minimum of five learning-disabled children, three with A.D.D., one gifted child, and two who speak limited English. Three students will be labeled with severe behavior problems.
Each business person must complete lesson plans at least 3 days in advance, with annotations for curriculum objectives and modify, organize, or create their materials accordingly. They will be required to teach students, handle misconduct, implement technology, document attendance, write referrals, correct homework, make bulletin boards, compute grades, complete report cards, document benchmarks, communicate with parents, and arrange parent conferences. They must also stand in their doorway between class changes to monitor the hallways.
They must attend workshops, faculty meetings, and attend curriculum development meetings. They must also tutor students who are behind and strive to get their 2 non-English speaking children proficient enough to take the SOLS tests. If they are sick or having a bad day they must not let it show ☺
Each day they must incorporate reading, writing, math, science, and social studies into the program. They must maintain discipline and provide an educationally stimulating environment to motivate students at all times. If all students do not wish to cooperate, work, or learn, the teacher will be held responsible.
The business people will only have access to the public golf course on the weekends, but with their new salary, they may not be able to afford it. There will be no access to vendors who want to take them out to lunch, and lunch will be limited to thirty minutes, which is not counted as part of their work day. The business people will be permitted to use a student restroom, as long as another survival candidate can supervise their class.
If the copier is operable, they may make copies of necessary materials before, or after, school. However, they cannot surpass their monthly limit of copies. The business people must continually advance their education, at their expense, and on their own time. Oh,… there will be no corporate bonuses at the end of the year…..
The winner of this Season of Survivor will be allowed to return to their job.

Don't get me wrong...I love my job...but wish people would understand what we do a little better =)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My pride and joy...

Here it pride and joy of this month! I was so excited to make this diaper cake for my good friend Della's shower...although I was very nervous!
It turned out great and I am ready to make more! It just came together one day when I thought I would have to try 100 times of take it to my mom for help! The baby's room is a Team Safari theme which is why I chose the animals I did. I will do a tutorial on how to make them someday!
These are some flowers that my "baker" let me have to complete the decor!
Here is the spread...cupcakes that were AMAZING from a VERY talented friend. There were Carrot, Chocolate, and Vanilla! They were sooo yummy! Then we had Strawberry Pizza too!
Of course it wouldn't be a party without Pioneer Woman's Sangria!
And then the take homes! Flowers were for game winners and cake balls and hand sanitizer for party favors! You can't touch the baby without hand sanitizer!
Here is the lovely mama and me! I LOOOVEEE the Weston sign! That was very spur of the moment! I love that you can see my new green wall in the background too!
It was a great day and lots of fun to throw a shower! I can't wait until Weston gets here!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Skimming or Scamming...

Wednesday: Debit card declined at a hurry...didn't really care or think too much about the 18 year old that probably didn't even know how to swipe the darn thing anyway! Maybe I should have?!?!?!

Thursday: credit card

Friday: credit card

Saturday: gas station attendant declares card is declined...hmm...maybe this is serious? We couldn't get home fast enough for me to check my account online...I was 99% sure I didn't overdraw... check internet...everything is fine....hmm.

Sunday: tried to make deposit that was long overdue...card is declined?!?!?! How does a card get declined if you are trying to deposit?!?!

Call the 1-800 number and talk to lovely gentleman that says..."Oh it's not your fault...fraud has been detected on your card let me transfer you!!!" click...

Me: SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT!!!!!! (waiting for the next person to answer) SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT!!!!!!
My head: Oh man I am never going to be able to recover from the thousands of dollars that have been spent by someone who has taken my identity...I will have to go to court to testify...I won't be able to take out any loans or credit cards...this is going to be horrible!!!!!!!!!!

Lady on the phone: "Okay Miss MegPie how can I help you?!?!"

I explained the situation...

Lady on the phone: "Oh...well let's look!"

My head: Yeah! Let's! Can't wait!

LOTP: "It looks like you have been part of a skimming that has gone on. Skimming is when a device is placed on the credit/debit card slider to collect your information on your card as well as your PIN to scam you. The reason you are getting declined is due to the fact that as soon as the company called us, we cancelled your card. "


LOTP: "Let's go through your last transactions to make sure they didn't actually use the information."

We go through to find NOTHING is out of the ordinary and all the transactions are mine!!!!


What was weird is that C and I were at lunch the day before and the ladies behind us were talking about how one of them got skimmed or scammed and they used $1,000 before they caught it. I was thinking..."wow that sucks!"

Sunday, May 2, 2010


No, that picture was not a's placement was however and Blogger isn't the most user friendly...or maybe it's the user...anyhow...the picture above shows you "part" of what I saw about 10 times the night of the Supercross race...the "best" part happened to not be showing when I snapped the sneaky picture!
This is the HUGE crab that I ate and LOVED every minute of was the biggest I have EVER eaten...worth every stinkin penny!
The view of Safeco Field from the top deck at Qwest.
This is just turning the camera around from the previous picture...
This is what The Boy saw most of the night when he looked at was SOOOO cold! Thankfully it didn't rain!!!
The crazy "sport" that The Boy likes to watch =)
Another food picture...weird I know! It was a waffle place that had two tables ONLY the waffles were super small but really good!!! I think it was called, Iron Waffle.

My favorite place in Seattle.
A funny shirt that made me would be a good greeting card I believe.
My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE thing at Pike Place...the fish guys!
My second favorite thing...the beautiful flowers!

The Boy's Birthday was April 23 and it just so happened the Supercross tour was in Seattle April 24 at Qwest. We had a fantastic time and the weather was we got to do some shopping at the outlet on the way home!!!!