Monday, April 27, 2009

18 More Days...

So send me your address.
Put it in a comment.
Or email it.
lisagrier (at) gmail (dot) com
also know as:
Whatever works for you.
Or don't.
But if you don't, you'll be missing out.
I'm just saying.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just For Laughs...

Anytime I tell someone what I do for a living

(I'm a teacher, in case you didn't know)

they always tell me they think I should be paid more.

How do they know?

What if I really suck at what I do?

I don't.

But what if I did.

Regardless...I never complain about the amount of money I make.

Or the amount of money I don't make.

I work 180 days a year.

I get weekends, holidays, plus all sorts of other vacations.

I'm okay with my paychecks.

(But I wouldn't object to a raise.)

But when I saw this on a blog, it just made sense.

Read it and laugh.

Or don't, because you're not a teacher and it probably isn't as funny to you.


I, for one, am sick and tired of those high paid teachers. Their hefty salaries are driving up our taxes, and they only work ten months or less a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they! That's right, all they are is overpriced baby-sitters, and we can get that for less than minimum wage.

Now we're talking...Let's give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time, lunch time, nap time or "teacher work days" crap.

That would be only 5 hours each school day, or 15 dollars a day.

Each parent should pay 15 dollars a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now, how many kids do these glorified baby-sitters teach in a day.... maybe 25 at the most.

Then that's $15 per day, times 25 students =$375 a day.

And what about those special teachers or the ones with fancy master's degrees?

Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair. Let's round it off to $6.00 an hour.

But remember they only teach school 180 days a year! We're not going to pay them for any vacations, holidays, annual leave or such stupid crap as that.

So, let's see.... for regular teachers that's $375 x 180 days=$67,500.00 (What the heck ?!?)

And for the special degrees that would be $6 times 5 hours times 25 children times 180 days =$135,000.00 a year.

Hold on, my stupid calculator must need batteries! That can't be right! Wait a daggone minute, there is something wrong here!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tea Time

I protest now.
Tea Party style.
The husband and I went with some friends.
(I stole this picture from one friend...thanks, Jen!)
The lawn at the State Capital was packed.
So many people stepped up to have a voice.
Over 6,000 in Phoenix.
More than 200,000 nationwide.
So many people who are tired of the government spending our money.
"Governments are instituted among Men, 
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
and to institute new Government"
And now I shall step off my soap box.
(P.S. I cut my like?)

This is what I had for breakfast...

And I have (almost) no regrets. 
Seriously the greatest combination ever.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

My Easter was awesome.
We went to church with my family.
I wore one of my new dresses.
Yes, one of.
I bought 2 new dresses yesterday.
Do you love it? 
love it!
I got 'em at Ross.
Anyway, back to Easter.
Church was fantastic.
Watched this fabulous video.
Shed a few tears.
Watched a two year old "hunt" for Easter eggs.
Stuffed my face with ham, potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs, and rolls.
Oh, and avocados...because they were there and I love them!
(But that's okay, because tomorrow I Zumba)
Sprawled out on the couch.
Talked and laughed with my lovely family.
Ate some more.
This time it was strawberry shortcake.
I had mine sans berries.
Not a fan.
Played some games and laughed some more.
My Easter was fabulous.
How was yours?
P.S. The husband and I colored eggs last night. 
They turned out lovely
Well, mine turned out lovely.
Check out the video to see how his eggs turned out.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

Tuesday night, my dad invited the husband and I to go to a Diamondback's game.
Dad's tickets are pretty awesome. 
Second row. 
Just past third base. 
Foul ball territory.
It was the second game of the season. 
During the first game, Dbacks were hitting all sorts of homeruns resulting in a W.
Apparently, they forgot how to hit overnight. 
They lost. 
Big fat L.
Regardless of the lack of athletic prowess begin displayed, we had a great time!

My dad was telling me to put my camera away and start watching out for foul balls. Several balls were hit in our direction, just not close enough for us to catch...which was good, cause none of us brought gloves.
Thanks Pops for the invite. It was a lot of fun.
We're available for the next game too!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

can it get any better?

I submit that it cannot!

This weekend is shaping up to be the Best. Weekend. Ever.

*three day weekend (no school on Friday!)
*Summer comes home!
*one of my Young Women is getting baptized on Saturday
*yummy, yummy food on Easter
*coloring Easter eggs with the hubs (remember what happened when we did this last year?)

Seriously. So looking forward to this weekend.