Friday, April 24, 2009

Spoiled Rotten

It's Friday! Can I get an amen??? When I got in my car this afternoon, the thermometer said 91! I'm not complaining, though. I LOVE hot weather!

Today was a good day at school. First of all, we are reading one of my favorite books ever...Charlotte's Web. I just love that story and I think it is perfect for spring. If you've never read that book, you seriously should. Even adults would love it. E. B. White is the BEST writer!

Second, when you are a teacher you get so spoiled on your birthday! Tomorrow is my birthday, so my class celebrated it today. I got these bright flowers and a balloon that sings when you tap it.

I also got a cookie cake that we shared with the class. Plus a little girl in my class has a dad who is a chef. He made my dinner for tonight...homemade meatloaf and cheesy potatoes. Are you kidding me??? How wonderful is that!? Dinner is made for tonight.

My class also gave me a day at the spa. I have never done that, believe it or not. So I am looking forward to a day of relaxation. Plus a little girl in my class gave me a $75 gift certificate to a very nice upscale restaurant that I have never tried before. I love trying new things, so that will be fun.

Tonight I am looking forward to maybe sitting on my porch and reading a magazine when it cools off and just being lazy this weekend. Yay for Friday nights!


  1. Wow sounds like your birthday is off to a great start! How wonderful to have dinner prepared for you --and by a CHEF, no less!!!

    Glad that you had a good day at school. I also love Charlotte's Web. Love the movie version, too.

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! Celebrate big!

  2. Holy spoiled by your class that is awesome!!! Dinner even THEY LOVE YOU!! How could they not though!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!! Hope you have a great day!!

  3. Happy Birthday Betsy!! You will LOVE the spa! SO relaxing!! I am enjoying this warm weather too! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday Weekend.

  4. Girl, you racked up! lol. We teach a TOTALLY different "class" of kids (for lack of a better word! Most of my kids don't know what they will eat for dinner, so gifts for teacher are off the radar! I actually have students that pick up a "snack backpack" before they leave for the weekend because the only food they get comes from the school cafeteria and they have to eat something over the weekend! Okay, that's depressing... on to something that is not!


    And... the best potato salad you'll ever eat:

    5lbs. red potatoes
    4 celery ribs, sliced
    1 bunch green onions, sliced
    2 tablespoons of dill weed
    2 teaspoons of salt
    2 cups of mayonnaise
    1 bottle of cucumber ranch salad dressing {16 ounce bottle}

    Place potatoes in a large "kettle"{I guess that is what you call it?} - cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes {or until tender.} Drain and cool {cooling will take some time - I always put them in the fridge!} Cut potatoes into small cubes.

    In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery, onions, dill and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk may and salad dressing until blended. Pour over potato mix and stir gently to coat. Cover; Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving! This recipe makes a bunch! And I have NO IDEA how much - it just always gets eaten!

  5. were spoiled for sure!!! Happy Birthday tomorrow, it is my hero's birthday too!!!

    I love Charlotte's Web too! It's one of my old time favorites.

    Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday weekend!

  6. Betsy,
    WOW how exciting!!! I've never seen a balloon that sings when you tap it. (Okay out of all the wonderful things you received did I really just point out the balloon? ~~ Yeah I'm cool like that =) anyway....

    Glad your day was so fun ~~ and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow,

  7. OH my goodness... what a kick off to your birthday! How nice is that dinner? How creative & thoughtful are ALL the gifts!! You must be a pretty darn loved teacher!!

    Hope your birthday is fantastic!

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Glad you got spoiled! You deserve it!

  9. Wow!! Your class did spoil you, you are so lucky!! The dinner sounds wonderful. Have a great birthday!!

  10. Happy B-day friend! You deserve it. It's been a busy week at work. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. How sweet is your class to treat you so well for your birthday. (You must be the BEST teacher!!)

    I hope you have a happy birthday tomorrow!!

    PS - LOVIN' this weather!!

  12. Happy Birthday!!!

    Wow! Your school sounds amazing. I think I need to go teach there. I was lucky to get a $10 gift card to cracker barrel this past christmas!

    Enjoy your day.

  13. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Happy Birthday Betsy!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. You are definitely spoiled by your class. How nice!!!

  15. Happy Birthday! Wow!!! Love all your goodies ~ what sweet students (and parents)! Enjoy the beautiful weather!

  16. Happy Birthday to you!!!! Wow, sounds like you were very blessed by your students and got some great gifts!

    Hope you have had a wonderful day celebrating with those that love you =)

    P.S. Have you gotten my emails about your blog design? Just wondered if they had gone through...

  17. The birthday is off to a great start. Happy Birthday and have a wonderful weekend.
    Charlotte's Web is my most favorite book of all time.


  18. Happy Birthday, Betsy. Hope you had a great day!


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