Thursday, October 19, 2006

Spirit Day

Well, it's finally over and I'm exhausted. And yet, I still have a ton of things to do. Today was a pretty good success. I did my punk thing and here's the link for pictures for those of you anxiously awaiting. I got a lot of interesting responses from my students today in regard to my outfit. Some were impressed. Others were shocked or frightened. Some laughed and thought it was great. Even my principal enjoyed it.
We finished decorating the door. I thought it turned out pretty good, but it's really information overload. Hopefully those judging will enjoy the trip down memory lane. I certainly did.
After school today we got ready for the parade. We had to run to walmart to get magnets to put the signs on the doors. We got those on, shoe polished the windows, put on streamers and headed to the parade staging area. We had to wait an hour for it to begin. My feet were killing me by that time. Finally we got started with the parade and I blasted 80's tunes from my car stereo. We threw dum-dum suckers with 80's words and definitions attached to them. It was pretty cool. I am amazed at the turn out for the parade. It seemed like the entire town was there. They tended to crowd the streets pretty much in hopes of the free candy. Unfortunately we ran out before we got halfway through it. I am glad that I'm part of a really great town. The people are very supportive and they have a great deal of community spirit. It's really refreshing.
After the parade, I headed back to the school to take the stuff off my car. I thought about going to the pep rally afterwards, but I was tired and just wanted to get home and wash the gook from my hair and wash the make-up off my face. (Which I still have yet to do.) I understand the whole "grunge" thing now because that's what it feels like.
As soon as I got home I checked my email and then found something to fix for dinner. Josh came in shortly after that and so I made enough for the two of us. Now I'm ready to take a shower. I need to get a bag packed for tomorrow, but I think I'll leave that for the morning. I'm exhausted and should sleep really well tonight... at least I hope I do. Hope you enjoy the pics.


Susanlee said...

You look so cute...that trashbag looks remarkably like pvc. Very nice.

Summer said...


abbagirl74 said...

that was so fun! Ah, to be a kid again. You go, cool teacher!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pics! You looked so cool in that outfit. Rock on dude! Us CR-V owners have to stick together!!!

Anonymous said...

Most excellent. Thanks for the great pictures.