Monday, February 23, 2009

Okay, Okay Already

I went to the doctor. Sinus infection. 3 prescriptions. Should be feeling better soon.

I learned today that I am more fun than in-school suspension! Yay me! Probably not a great thing to announce, but extremely funny to me. On a regular day I am the person who takes my client away from lunch and recess with his friends. Bad Teresa! But apparently, when faced with in-school suspension and after sitting in the office all morning, my sunny face was a sight for sore eyes. He even tried to convince me to keep him longer so he wouldn't have to go back to the office! What was he in trouble for? Making a dart gun with a couple of friends. Quality kids I see on a daily basis! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What makes you feel like you're 5 years old?

So, I have now been sick for 3 weeks and counting. I've just decided that I'm never going to be better. Once I decided that, it made it slightly easier to move on with my life. Well, I don't know if I actually moved on since I have been laying on the couch all day. Anyway, this last week I have moved into the coughing phase of this lovely cold. Because of that, I have been taking cough syrup. I usually avoid cough syrup at all costs because it makes me feel like I am 5 years old. I have a memory as a child of my mom and dad both administering cough syrup to me and practically having to pin me down to get me to take it. Unfortunately, as an adult, I still get a major gag reflex, have to have a huge glass of water, and something to eat to wash down all remnants of the taste of the cough syrup. Maybe I'll never grow up!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's

*Veggie Tales story of the prodigal son.
*Instead of Dorothy, there's Darby.
*Instead of Toto, there's Tutu (a dog that looks suspiciously like a pig)
*Instead of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", there's "Somewhere Beyond the Barn"
*Instead of Munchkins, there's Munchies from Munchie Land (played by the peas)
*Glenda is played by Madame Blueberry.
*Instead of dropping a house on a wicked witch, Darby's trailer drops on a monster truck, the Munchie Muncher.
*Instead of following the yellow brick road, he follows Old Yellow McToad.
*Instead of Lions, Tigers, and Bears, there's Ohioans (people from Ohio) , fifers (men who played the fife in combat), and mares (female horses).
*Instead of a field of poppies, there is a field of puppies.
*Instead of the Emerald City, Darby travels to the Land of Ha's, the happiest place on earth. With food and rides and games galore!
*And all along the way, there are songs similar to songs from the Wizard of Oz. And then there's other songs just for the fun of it. For instance, the Munchies sing a song "His name is Darby, and he's our hero. I like my barbie, but I'm no weirdo. Like Dana Carvey, Robert De Nero." And, of course, a silly song thrown into the middle!

Anyway, the movie made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. I would recommend it to kids of all ages!
I've also borrowed "Moe and the Big Exit" and "Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler". If they are any good, I'll let you know!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Weekend, AKA A Very Babysitting Weekend

An addendum to my last post: the man's shoe print I saw most likely belonged to the roofer that was at the house earlier that day!

Many of you know that Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday. It's not because I'm single and so it becomes a depressing holiday. It's actually a fairly uneventful day for me. I just don't get all the hype about the holiday. I would much rather be surprised on a day that is not commercialized than have someone spend a lot of extra money on me because the calendar says they have to. In years past, I have most often gone to the movies to see the most recent romantic comedy. This year I babysat instead.

Anyway...enough about that rant. It was actually a very good weekend filled with lots of surprise "gifts" that made me feel very special. It started at work on Friday. My boss, who is amazing, by the way, gave us all a Dove chocolate, a pink carnation, and our drink of choice (Dr. Pepper for me, of course!). Then I went to pick up the three siblings I see so that I could take them to Fired Up. The girl gave me a picture she colored and all three of them gave me a sheet of Valentine's stickers--Pokemon, Rugrats, and cats. Then Friday evening I had the privilege of babysitting so Helen and Mike could go to the Valentine's banquet at church. Isaac, their 7 month old gave me a rose and a card! Side note, when I exclaimed about the flower to Anna and asked her what she thought of the flower Isaac got for me, she said, "Mommy bought the flower." I couldn't convince her it was from Isaac!

Saturday morning was the Marriage Conference at church. Not being married, I volunteered to work in the infant nursery. So, I got to spend 3 more hours with Isaac and three other babies! It was a lot of fun. Home for a few hours and then it was off to babysit for Taylor with Kari. We had fun hanging out and using Taylor for a dust mop on the hardwood floor, uh, I mean watching her crawl back and forth between us! : ). Then once she went to bed and we had watched 3+ hours of TLC, we watched Enchanted! Yes, it's the second time in two weeks that I have watched it, but it's a happy movie and makes me laugh.

All in all, a very good weekend!

Off to bed, but here's a teaser for my next post...A Veggie Tales movie based on the Wizard of Oz. I borrowed it, but I think I'm going to have to purchase it for my own collection!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Un-nameable Post

Alternate names for this post:
Teresa--Super Spy
The Great Detective Caper
Words Gone Wrong

So, I finally have something to blog about. Two funny client stories.

Thursday I was meeting with a 10 year old client. We were discussing how when he is hungry, he can get irritable or angry. So, then we were talking about ways to distract himself or prevent himself from getting angry when he is hungry. He had named several things and I was writing them down. Then he said, "I could think about prostituters." I looked up quickly, trying to hide my shock, and said "Prostituters?" He then said, "Yeah, prostituters. You know the people who stand outside of Subway with signs." Big sigh on my part and an invisible wiping of the brow. I then said, "Do you mean 'protestors'?" I don't think that's really what he meant either, but I was willing to let him use the word protestor and we wrote it on the list!

Fast forward several hours and I'm meeting with my 13 year old client who lies a lot and is very good at it. Her dad and stepmom meet with me first and inform me that they discovered flip-flops in her window well (her bedroom is in the basement). They also discovered footprints in the mud outside the house leading to the road. So, they concluded that she was sneaking out of the house and wanted to confront her on it while I was there. Her dad then asks her what she has been doing when she snuck out of the house. She immediately denied sneaking out and informed her dad that her and a friend had climbed out of the window but stayed in the window well. They used the flip flops to stand on so they wouldn't get mud on their socks. I wasn't sure if I believed her, but I asked if I could see the window again. So, her dad and I go to her bedroom and look out the window. Definitely flip flops there. I couldn't tell if there was mud on the rungs leading out of the window well, so I asked if I could open the window. Once I picked up the flip flops it was very apparent that they had not been used to walk in, they had only been used to step on because there was only mud in the middle of the flip flop. So, I then climbed out of the window onto the flip flops to make sure the rungs did not have mud. Next, I climbed the window well to look at the footprints. Using my shoe, I measured and came to the obvious conclusion that it was a man's footprint. I won't bore you with any other details except to say that I, after playing super spy, learned that my client had not been sneaking out of the house and I saved her from a very severe grounding. It's all in a days work...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm not Dead

Not that anybody has asked or seems concerned at all that I haven't posted since last Monday. Anyway, just in case anyone is concerned. I'm still here. I'm just boring. Nothing to talk about. No fun stories. Just another cold. So, someday I'll have something worth blogging about!

Monday, February 2, 2009

I hit myself with a telephone!

So, I was talking on the phone at work today and was getting really frustrated. Obviously I couldn't verbally express my frustration since I was on the phone. So I was pretending to hit myself in the head with the phone. However, I apparently didn't know my own strength and I hit myself HARD in the forehead. Lucky for me, my coworker was sitting right there to see it all! I'm not sure why, but she started laughing at me! : ) Unfortunately, I was still on the phone so I had to pretend as if nothing had happened!