Friday, January 22, 2010

Discount Drug Mart

So I went into Discount Drug Mart earlier this week to get some suede spray for my new boots (they're adorable, btw) and while I was in there I was struck by the near ridiculousness of that store. They have EVERYTHING in that store. In one sweep through the store I saw the following: mens' Valentine boxers, false eyelashes, a sewing machine, car parts, paintable plastic car models, birdseed, eyepatches, milk, a dog cage, wigs, and a holiday Barbie! All the poor employees were wearing smocks and their mean age was 73. I'm pretty sure it was a mix of moth balls, licorice, and cheese puffs that filled the air. A trip into that store was like a step back in time. I'm pretty sure it looked the same in 1961. I'm just saying...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas at a Glimpse...

We had a wonderful holiday this year. Addie's excitement was contagious! Here's a few fav shots...

Evasdropping in First Grade

So each week we have a guest reader come in and read a story to the students. This week one of my Chinese student's mother came in. She was sweet and talking to the kids before she began her story when two of students called out rather loudly, "So that's what a Chinese woman talks like." (and not to be outdone...) "Didn't I see you in the Chinese jump rope video we saw in gym?"

I wanted to melt into the carpet and die. Someone save me...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Addie Firsts

Addie had two firsts last night.

1. Someone complimented her on being SOOOOO well behaved. It doesn't hurt that there were some noisy kids and Addie was happily munching her chicken wings.

2. Addie asked me for money. We told her she could look at the bears in the machine when she was done eating (one of those claw machines). She comes running back and says "Money, Daddy give me some money. Money for machine." I held strong and told her not today. Well actually, I gave her a dollar and we lost it to the evil claw machine.