Sunday, August 11, 2013

Getting Ready to Go Back to School

We are all a little sad here that our summer vacation is coming to an end.

But (shhh......don't tell anyone I told you this, okay) I'm also kind of glad we will be getting back into a routine.  I think we had way too loosey goosey a summer - no plans and consequently I did not get many of the projects done I wanted to get done.  But oh well, that's water under the bridge.  

So Baby Bee starts Middle School on Thursday and I go back next Monday for training and meetings.  My students coming the following Thursday.  (It's kind of weird this year with Baby Bee and I starting in totally different weeks.)  

Uh oh - I digressed.  

Well, we had a big old slumber party here Friday night and Baby Bee invited over her 6th grade buddies from elementary school.  We had pizza and popcorn and pop! (I'm not from the midwest, but some of my nieces and nephews from Minnesota say pop when they are talking about what we in California call soda and I love it.) 

Have you ever popped M & Ms in hot popcorn?  
(pop the M&Ms in AFTER you've popped the popcorn)
The candy gets all melty and yummy and the hot buttery popcorn with the chocolate makes a delicious treat.  Worker Bee - our resident purist - does not like this treat, but us girls do!  I think it was the perfect way to spend that last free weekend with so many changes happening soon for our Baby Bee.

wouldn't one of you like to come up here and help get me organized? 

I really need your help!  
(and please note the stash of fast food coupons - 'fraid we'll be living on that stuff the first few days after school starts)


  1. I LOVE M&M's on my popcorn!!! It's the best!!! My husband starts school tomorrow! So early!

  2. Love the chalk board!! Wishing you a great start to a new school year!! xo Heather

  3. I can't believe how fast this summer has flown! It's funny, once your kids are grown and gone, you don't focus on the school year at all. It I think our local district goes back around the 26th. I'll know when I start to hear the school busses in the neighborhood again.
    Enjoy your remaining days...I bet you're a super teacher!

  4. Well, I have never put M&M's in the microwave but I will now because I love that whole sweet and salty thing! Wishing you and Baby Bee a good start to the school year. (Yes, I could come to California and help you get organized in the classroom!)

    1. Uh oh! Just put the M&Ms in after you pop the popcorn while it is hot from the microwave. I'll have to clarify in the post. Whew!

  5. Popcorn, m&ms. What is NOT to love. I love to organize stuff. Any cute jar or container just makes me so happy and look so cute on display. When my life is organized, I function a lot better.

  6. I remember the days of summer and getting my children getting to go back to school. Now I do love popcorn but have never had M&Ms in it before! I just may have to try that. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I can't imagine school starting already. Of course the students didn't get out of school until the last of June here.
    Oh, the M&M's mixed in with popcorn sure sounds yummy to me. I've got to try that.
    You must enjoy teaching because you don't sound the least put out that you're heading back to work soon.

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.


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