Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three Things Thursday

  1. Kids are sick ... then I am sick. Not usually, but right now 9 out of 10 of my kids are coughing and snot-nosed and spreading it everywhere. I would have never thought that I would be teaching 5th graders the proper etiquette to blowing their nose. Now I am fighting some sort of cold or allergies.
  2. The sump pump in my house is music to my ears. Well, not really. I find myself keep track of the time between runs, and it seems like it is running every 40 minutes now. At least I know it's keeping the water out of my basement.
  3. I look forward to a weekend of college hoops and college hockey. March Madness games begin today ... I only filled out 5 brackets for 5 different "bets". Today kicks off the WCHA Final 5 as well. My alma mater, UND, plays Minnesota Duluth tonight and then Denver (gasp) tomorrow night. It should be a nice relaxing weekend, right!?

24 comments:

Shannon said...

I know tons of people are ready for March Madness. I don't have a clue which teams are playing - how sad is that? Hi, my name is Shannon and I'm clueless.

Marlene said...

Hope you can stay healthy!

I don't follow March Madness AT ALL, but go team(s)! :)

Jamoosh said...

"The Frozen Four" is a much better moniker than "The Final Four"

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I don't miss that aspect of teaching at all...the sick factor. but the good news is you prob have an immune system of a mac truck by now;-)

Staci Dombroski said...

Sickness has invaded our house with my kids! We had a classroom here the other day that had 9 out of 23 kids left in class because of all the sickness.

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow, five brackets. You're hard core! Good luck with the sickness, just know your immune system is getting stronger and stronger.

Jess said...

Soooo pumped for the tournament!!!

Wes said...

How can you stand it, having basketball AND hockey on the same weekend? Stay dry!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Sorry you're sick. When I taught I was always getting sick. The worst is when a student would sneeze and snot would go everywhere...gross!

My husband is so excited about March madness. I like watching the games b/c that's what basketball should be about...heart and determination! It should be fun!

Carly said...

Good luck avoiding all those germs! (That sounds way more sarcastic than I intended it).
And I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend watching basketball!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

it's probably good I am leaving this weekend. david can watch bball to his hearts content!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Too bad it's not march break for you and the kids like it is here!!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way!

Colleen said...

Hand sanitizer!!! :)

Hope you have a good weekend!

Julie said...

My little guy has been coughing and complaining of a sore throat! Guess who has a big time sore throat now:( Feel better! Have fun watching watching the college sports this weekend...we will be catching a few of the games too. My son goes to UMD:)

Jess said...

That's one downside to teaching: All the germs!

Ms. V. said...

I remember one class of 7th graders with 60% sick for 2 weeks in 2002.

You just reminded me.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love college hockey

MCM Mama said...

I remember last year (or the year before, can't remember), my parents' sump pump was turning back on after about a minute off each time. It was pretty crazy!

Michelle said...

Get well soon!

Yikes - hope everything works out okay with the flooding!

Take care!

Badgergirl said...

If I didn't have to work tonight, I don't think I'd leave my recliner all weekend. March Madness, the WCHA Frozen Five. Glorious!

Tricia said...

hope everyone feels better soon!

Kelly said...

Oh believe me, I feel your pain with the kids sickness. You can imagine how kindergartners are with blowing their nose haha

Lisa said...

i hope you don't get too sick.

have a good weekend!

Aka Alice said...

I know you're having a fabulous weekend!

Even with the college kids, when one gets sick, they all do...you'd think by college they'd know...