Sunday Smorgie Time! | Teaching in the Tongass

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Smorgie Time!

I spent way to much money buying Alaska books for my class. I already have 2 tubs of Alaska books at school, but when I went into our local bookstore....ruh roh. "I don't have this, I have to get it (tuck under arm). I don't have this one either, plus it's paperback so it's cheaper (tuck under arm). Oooh, this one is cute, better get it (tuck under arm)...Better just make a stack on this table here." Dangit. I'd ask you to raise your hand if this happens to you, but chances are you can't since your arms are full of teacher crap too!  I've been doing really good not spending my own money, but it's so hard in the summer when you come across something you *have* to have. Anyway, here are my recent goodies.

We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on the 10th {love!}.  On the 10th of every month (yes, every), Mr.Tongass brings home flowers. I know, I know, I'm spoiled.  I won't go into how lucky I am, or you might end up hating me or worse, stealing him! Plus, I'm not a bragainer (source: Liz Lemon via 30 Rock...bragging in the form of explaining).  I have a few lovely vases from my favorite pottery brand (Campbell Pottery) and the flowers always look beautiful in them.  Anyway, the last 3 years have gone by so fast! I hope life slows down (yeah, right, I know) and I can soak it all up :)
Smorgie #4: Remember the yellow/grey laundry hamper from Target I told you about?
Well it arrived, and after putting it together in 1 minute, I realized it was waaaaay too small. As in 17 inches tall. As in, what kinda hamper is 17 inches tall? As Mr.Tongass said, "What is this? A hamper for ants?!" (in his best Zoolander voice).  The dimensions weren't on their website when I ordered it (I went back and checked even), so I had no idea. And the dang thing was $50 ($40 +$10 shipping), which means I will be returning it as it clearly is not worth it if I can't use it.  At this point, I think I'll be just getting a plain old white hamper for the room...or maybe spray paint somethin I find...stay tuned for that!



  1. I can't figure out how to email you so...

    You've been nominated for the Liebster Award... to be honest I don't really know what it's all about but I got nominated and could then nominate people. I chose some of my fav bloggers - (the only criteria I know of is it has to be someone with less than 200 followers)

    Click here to get the link etc

    - you have to answer the questions I left for you (copy and paste to your blog)- they're mostly non-teaching ones cause that's more fun

    Hope you're well!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. What a nice blog! It's hard to not buy beautiful books for your class, isn't it. Happy anniversary!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  3. Congrats on your wedding anniversary! Also on your Liebster nomination! I love books too and just keep buying and buying. I'm 5 years from retirement and keep thinking I'll have to find a newbie to pass all these books off to! Happy Sunday!

  4. Happy Anniversary and love the hamper! Thanks for linking up!


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