Frosty & Friends and Sunday Randomness

I think I’m coming down with something.  Could be a case of the Mondays, the mid-year blues, a little bit of both, or something flu-ish.  Ick.  I’ve been getting random migraine{ish} headaches this weekend and I’ve been SOOOOOOO unusually tired.  Not too tired to stay up ‘til 2am on Friday night/Saturday morning watching “The Help”, though.  Ohmiword.  Might be the best movie I’ve ever seen {not counting Tommy Boy, of course ;)}  I cried like a dang baby.  That one chick in the movie was a straight up meanie.  She made me so dang mad.  Minnie *might* have been my favorite character…the scene with the pie made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.  That was hardcore.  I swear I didn’t want to movie to end!!!  So dang good!!  Still haven’t read the book…and I’m sure it’s better {aren’t they all?!?!}…but with two crazy kids runnin’ around this place I barely have time to read the mail. 

I found out that my Aunt passed away over the weekend. Such a sad story, but to sum it all up, she’d been living with Alzheimer’s for the last few years.  I swear that disease is the devil….my great grandmother died of the same thing and watching her go through that was the worst.  My aunt was in a really sad place and she finally went to be with Jesus late Friday night.  I know she’s in a much better place now…and hopefully having a few cups of coffee with my sweet grandma in heaven...but I miss her.  The REAL her.  And I hate Alzheimer’s.  Did I say that already?? 

Mid-year assessments are starting in another week so we’re spending this coming week getting the babes back on track and ready function independently for long periods of time while I assess.  We don’t get subs on those days so it should be interesting :)  Starbuck’s will know me by name by the time assessments are over :)  We’ll be working on the literacy centers from my latest literacy pack, Frosty & Friends.  Here’s a little preview for those of you that have emailed me about it…


We’re introducing place value in Math this week, so we’ll be working on lots of activities from my Place Value Packet of Fun.  We’ll also be working on some Math tubs from my new Winter math tub packet {not uploaded yet because I found several errors…let’s contribute that to lots of late nights, jet lag, and peppermint punch :)}  I’ll upload that either tomorrow or Tuesday, so if you’ve recently asked me about it, I promise I’ll get it up early this week!!! 

Alright sweet friends.  I’m laid up in bed watching Lifetime.  Tonight’s theme must be about crummy friends because every movie is all about friends killing friends and stealing each other’s husbands or boyfriends.  My word…I love Lifetime Sundays.  I’m also wearing this little gem Mr. Spouse bought me for Christmas…


GAH.  I’m no fun to look at in the mornings.  How does Mr. Spouse manage?!

No, it’s not a joke.  He got it HERE and I swear it’s the coziest thing I own.  I actually laughed out loud when I opened it up because I thought for sure it was a gag gift.  Oooops.  We’d been talking about the Forever Lazy the night before and I couldn’t believe there was really such a product. This little number is definitely no Forever Lazy.  I promise you’d love it.  I’m actually obsessed with it. It’s got footies and everything.  For this cold natured momma, it’s right up my alley. It’s warm as all get out.   And when I wear it, I’m pretty sure this is what I look like:




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  2. I actually think I would like a Forever Lazy!

    Pitner's Potpourri

  3. So sorry to hear about your aunt. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease.

    Your best. gift. ever is so cute!

    Frosty and Friends Unit...adorable!!

  4. Your post ends on a positive Cara! I just knew that gift reminded me of something--you did see Abby's pic of Beckham in his!

    Sorry that you are under the weather and your aunt passing.

  5. Cara,
    I am laughing girl...that's awesome! I think those gifts we would never think of or realize that we need are the best ones!

    One time I bought myself a warm jammie with built in feet and as I was holding it up to show hubs he said, oh put that down baby that's turning me on. We died laughing and I just wore that thing out after that. A girl's got to be comfy.

    I love your lifetime summary! So True! I am kind of scared to watch those. I get freaked out.

    I watched the help last night and I hadn't read it or seen it.(thought I was the only one left) crybaby! LOVED IT!!!

    Have a great week!

  6. Hahahaha on the Forever Lazy!
    And on another note... Alzheimer's completely sucks!!!


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  8. You look too cute in your forever lazy! I'm sure I would look like a pink tank!
    So sorry about your aunt and being sick :(
    Mrs. Plant's Press

  9. ahhhh!!!! hahaha! I totally laughed out loud for that one!! so much so that my husband asked what I was reading...I showed him and busted out laughing too! lol...oh,and p.s..I just watched The Help the other day for the first time too! so Reagan, you weren't the only one! Totally have to read it now!
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  10. and I'm so sorry about your aunt :( I can't even imagine going through Alzeimer's with someone :(

  11. I've only the read The Help, no movie yet, but it;s on my list.

    I'm so sorry about your aunt, but you're right, she is in a better place. Prayers for you.

    and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cozy bunny. so jeal.

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt.

    The LOVE The Help too! The movie is pretty true to the book so I love them both equally.

    Your pajamas are probably the cutest thing I've seen all week!

    ♥ Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

  13. Miss CARA, you look ADORABLE is that pink get-up! And the Help was THE BEST movie EVER!! You have got to read the book, it is even better than the movie!!
    I don't know how you continue to crank out such fabulous units!! You are my HERO!
    Kerri B

  14. So, you do have a unitard {of sorts}!!!!! See, this is why we're friends. You in your pink Forever Lazy, me in a jersey knit unitard. LOVE IT!

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. What a rough week :(

    We continue to lead parallel school lives - let's catch up soon!!!


  15. Three things:
    1. So sorry about your aunt. You're right, Alzheimers stinks.
    2. I watched The Help too this weekend. So good!
    3. Love,love,love your pjs.

    Get Well Soon!
    Stories From Second

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  17. When you find the "time", you need to read the book and watch Facing the Giants and Fireproof!

    I love your gift and might need one too! I love the movie A Christmas Story! =)

    I am sorry about your aunt but know you she is in Heaven now and has been restored. Makes me think of Laura Story's song "Blessings" again!

    I'll be "TPRI"ing too! BLAH! BLAH!

    I love your units as always!

    I am hoping our Penguin on the Shelf will help out with the testing. I would love for you to come read about it!

    You are a blessing to me!

    Heather's Heart

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt.

    I'm loving the picture!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Ms. A

  19. Yeah, we've been laughing at the Forever Lazy all during holiday break . . . yours is AdOrAbLe!!!

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost your Aunt. What a blessing for her to find her old self again in the presence of our Lord!

    Happy 2012; you are a breath of fresh air!


  20. Sorry for your sad.

    I think I may have your symptoms that you described, apparently it is contagious!
    (oh, and thumbs up for your "bunny" suit!)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  21. Alzheimer's is the WORST! My husband and I both have family members suffering from it. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Now about that outfit: if you happen to have a pajama day at your school, you HAVE to wear it! {And take a picture which you plan on using in your blog post:)}
    I hope you feel better soon.

  22. Hee.Hee. I laughed out loud! So cute! I hope you get better soon!

  23. Very sorry to hear about your aunt :(

    Glad you're comfy cozy in you new jammies! I wish I had a pair of footie pajamas, I'm always cold too!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  24. I love my pajama bottoms with an old T and a hoodie. I think there's a chance I would never get out of that onesie. The pic cracked me up!
    I have seen The Help four times. I know!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  25. There is nothing better than coming right home and getting in some comfy cozy PJ's and those look like they would fit the bill! I am for sure going right over to your TPT shop and buying your newest unit...can't wait to use it in my classroom!

  26. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer's, and it is a horrible, unimaginable disease. It is one of my greatest hopes that a cure is found one day.

    On a brighter note, I LOVE your Pajamagram! I see the Forever Lazy commercials on all the time and secretly always think about how much I would love to have one. Not because I'm lazy but because I stay cold all the time, too! It drives everyone around me crazy. Ha. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one!

    Primary Junction

  27. Forget the mail, read the book! It is SO much better than the movie!! I thought The Help was the first movie that really did a nice job lining up with the book. I can't imagine it to be anything less than heavenly to be curled up with a book in that pink get-up you got going on there!

    So sorry about your aunt! Alzheimers really is the worst but it is such a peaceful thought to know that she is out of her misery now! Sending prayers your way!

  28. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. I lost my grandma to Alzheimer's, and last night our family lost a very good friend to Alzheimer's. It's such a horrible disease! I know that our loved ones are in paradise now and that we will see them again one day. My prayers are with you and your family! God Bless!

  29. Ha! I told you!! That is so funny. I cannot believe you got one.

    Sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

  30. I hope you feel better soon friend! I feel a sore throat coming on.. no fun being sick!!

  31. I hope you feel better soon! I' m so excited about your new math packet. I have your place value packet of fun already and LOVE it. Get some rest tonight. Go to bed early...unless you're a Bachelor watcher like me. :)

  32. Love the Forever Lazy-might just have to check them out!! Hope you feel better soon. I just back from the doctor STREP=YUCK!!

  33. Both of my grandmas have Alzheimer's. It is a terrible, heartbreaking disease. I feel your pain.

  34. Your picture made my day.

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. She truly is in a much better place, God bless her soul.

  35. Cara,

    I WANT a Hoodie-Footie! : ) I just poked around at the site and you can get one for the whole family including pets. LOL!!!!


  36. Hi! I'm a teacher from Paraguay, I would like to know where do you prepare those packs? I want to make some for my students, what program do you use?
    Thank you!