Thursday, February 11, 2016

Confessions

I'm linking up with my girl Jess today for the first round of Confessions on her blog!
I confess that....

.....I had a student make me laugh so hard the other day that another student in the group said "breathe, Ms. G, breathe!" These are some of the moments I love most about my job :)

....I'm over-the-moon excited to meet our friends' week-and-a-half old twins today after work. We're bringing by those cute outfits I shared with you on Monday, in addition to a pasta bake so they don't have to worry about cooking for themselves for a day or two!
arent they so cute????
....I'm totally engrossed in The People vs OJ Simpson. I remember the trial going on when I was in middle school, and we definitely paid attention and talked about it in school, but like with anything else, I was still young and didn't really absorb everything (which is a good thing), so it's really interesting to watch this and hear all of those details.
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.....MG started in a new position at work a couple of weeks ago and since then, his schedule has changed to way better hours. I'm loving having him home at a reasonable time, and he's happier too. Plus, we get to cook dinner together every night now, instead of just a couple of times, which has been awesome!

....I've been reading The 5th Wave for a couple weeks now, and I'm only 50% through the book. Given, I'm not reading for hours each night, but I read a couple of chapters--you'd think I'd be through it sooner!
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.....I've been drinking my new tea every morning before work instead of coffee and I haven't 1) fallen asleep at work or 2) killed anyone. Plus it tastes like apple pie, which is never a bad thing in the morning! :)
....it made me smile so big when a student I work with pushed through a difficult task and not only got through, but also got the correct answer on a test I was giving him. This was HUGE because he normally would shut down at any sign of difficulty and it made my heart sore when he worked through it! #teacherwin

....I love using my essential oil diffuser at work. Not only does it make my office smell heavenly (the kids come in and go "mmmmm!"), but I feel like it also helps keep the air at least slightly disinfected. I'll take all the help I can get through cold and flu season!

....it's exactly one month away from my birthday today!

...you should enter our Valentine's Day giveaway if you haven't already. Who doesn't want a year-long Birchbox subscription?? (Check out my post on Monday, at the bottom, to enter)

What are you confessin' this week?
Happy Thursday!!

41 comments:

  1. YAY for the teacher win! I know that feels good! And those babies!

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  2. I really need to make the switch to tea, from coffee. My coffee addiction has gotten out of control!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. We are almost birthday twins! Mine is March 13th! It is so awesome when you have a teacher win...very rewarding. Those twins are precious, I bet you guys cannot wait to meet them!

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  4. I'm glad you're still reading the book--it's so thick though so it'll take a while! And I couldn't imagine having twins but those babies are so precious!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. What do you diffuse at school? Seriously, any way to help keep the germs away!

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  6. Ahh the twins are so cute! Everything is cuter when there are two :) And yay for the teacher win! I love it when kids surprise you and show their resilience, I have had a few similar stories recently and I was just so proud of them.

    Hollie | hollieshighlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Those moments where all the hard work you put in is totally validated? THE best! They make every second worth it. So glad MG's on a better schedule right now - hoping I can say the same about B when he graduates to 3rd year in a few months!:) Thanks for linking up, Jenn! I haven't entered the Birchbox giveaway yet, but you can bet I will be getting on that asap. What a fun giveaway!

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  8. I recorded OJ vs the people and I can't wait to watch it! And hurray for having your hubby home more!!

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  9. Those twins are so sweet, and I know their parents will enjoy the pasta bake! :) We are loving the OJ show, too. It's crazy to watch and say, "Oh yeah! I remember that!" And yay for your husband being home more often and at more reasonable hours! When Brandon switched jobs two years ago, it was the same way and I LOVED it (and still do)!

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  10. I really need to get a diffuser for our house, the smell is so good! Selma blair as Kris is awesome!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. I keep forgetting about the OJ show but I really want to watch it! Everyone says it's so good! And yay for your birthday being one month away! So fun! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. How precious! Love twins!!!! So so so adorable!

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  13. Yay for so many great teacher moments, must be so rewarding! And the twins are so adorable!

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  14. i still need to watch the OJ trial show - so bad. i was so hooked when it was on IRL. yay for the husband having better hours! and one month from birthday is a reason to celebrate too!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. So many props to all my teacher friends. Bless y'all because I could NEVER do it! We need more like you!!

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  16. Okay we have been watching that OJ trial series as well and its so good right? Plus, they got so many amazing actors in it and how much do they look like the real people?!!?!?!

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  17. Oh those twins are precious!!!! :)

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  18. Teacher win! Husband win! Prayers for today. Yay essential oils. I have not watched the OJ thing yet, but man do I remember getting to watch it in history class and the verdict as well.

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  19. Cannot wait to start to watch the people vs OJ Simpson, just need to finish up a few other tv series before I can start! Nothing better than newborn babies oh and pasta bake;) Yay for more time with the hubby!

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  20. Still so obsessed with the OJ show - it just draws you in so well! Enjoy those sweet babies - there's nothing like those newborn snuggles and a pasta bake is the perfect thing to bring!!

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  21. Woohoo for your teacher wins! That tea thing looks so cool! I vaguely remember the whole OJ thing, but it is interesting to watch things now! Yay for having MG home earlier :)!

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  22. Yeah for teacher wins! And good for you and your husband for an earlier time home from work! My husband has been leaving earlier and getting home earlier and it makes everything so much better! I just started doin more essential oils and they are amazing! I need all the help I can get this time of year!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  23. We're watching OJ too and are obsessed. I kind of remember it happening when I was little, but it's blowing my mind now that this chase really went down the way it did. I am absolutely loving John Travolta in it too.

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  24. Yay for the one month birthday countdown!! I really need to get caught up on the OJ show - I just set a reminder in my phone to set it up on my DVR tonight! Enjoy the new baby snuggles :)

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  25. I just asked my coworkers this morning how they'd feel about diffusing essential oils. LOL

    I cannot wait for birthday month. I am lining up my wish list as we speak of all the ways I'm going to treat myself. LOL

    I can't imagine cooking with MFD. I love to zone out and cook alone.

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  26. Yay for new babies! I have so many friends who are currently pregnant but none live close enough and it's very upsetting.

    I totally forgot today was the first day of Jess's link up!! Dang it! I'll have to join in next week for sure!

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  27. Awe, yay for baby snuggles - they are too precious. And, good for you for the teacher win! I can imagine that's super rewarding for you.

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  28. What an awesome moment at work!!!! You are amazing with your kids!!!!

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  29. The only thing better than new baby snuggles is new baby twin snuggles!

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  30. I totally need to catch up on the People vs. OJ Simpson tonight...I remember being in school and the teachers rolling a tv into our classroom so we could all watch the verdict!

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  31. Have so much fun meeting the twins today! They're so adorable! I'm dying to watch the OJ series!

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  32. Yay for MG's new schedule, and how adorable are those twins?! I've been obsessed with the People vs. OJ too, can't wait for the next episode :)
    Green Fashionista

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  33. I'm so glad your man's new schedule is working out well for you guys- yay! :) And those baby twins- omg, SO cute!! Do you have the pasta bake recipe you'd care to share? I'm working on another stock the freezer day soon!

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  34. I need to start watching the OJ series. I don't have a DVR so I need to find a marathon. Yay for the new schedule for you and the man!

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  35. so how are you liking the 5th wave? i think i am about 50% through as well. yay for MG's new schedule, that is awesome! those twins are too cute, how exciting you get to meet them and you are so nice to take a meal to them.

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  36. Don't you love those moments when something makes you laugh so hard your abs hurt?! That's awesome MG got a better work schedule so you can spend more time together.

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  37. Girl, I bet you are the best teacher!! And so smart to diffuse oils at work!
    Oh those precious twinsies! I bet you're in heaven snuggling them right now!
    YAY for better work hours! We dream of the day that happens for Eric, ha! Soak it up for me! (Making your lasagna soup tonight, by the way!)

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  38. What precious little twins! Adorable and so thoughtful of you to take the new mama a meal :)

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  39. SO awesome about MG's new job! Those twins are precious!!!

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  40. Twin pictures are always my favorite! They're so snuggly :) Great & funny milestones in your classroom. Sounds like a rewarding week!

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  41. All the heart eye emojis for the teacher win! Tell me more about the oil diffuser! I need all the help I can get to keep the germs away! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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