Confessions!!

January 7, 2015
I'm so thrilled that this link up is back because it seems like I always have a lot of confessions. Let's get started, shall we?  

* To give a little update about the creature that was lurking around in my house, rest assured, I think it is gone.  Think.  I spent three nights at Ev's place in Georgia because I couldn't bear to be here with a mouse on the loose, and when I came back, the people that I rent from told me that they were checking my apartment all day and that there doesn't seem to be a trace of the mouse.  They told me later that the trap that they set out was moved from one room all the way to the hallway and that inside the trap was just part of a mouse--its tail.  Even though of course I want the thing gone, I feel kind of bad that its tail got ripped off and am still wondering if its gone for good or if the tail-less mouse is plotting some sort of evil revenge on me.  It has been over a week without any signs of my "friend," so I think I'm in the clear (knocking on wood as I type this!)  I will admit that every time the house creaks or I hear a noise, my heart races... and I sleep with the light on more than I ever have. I've even thought about buying a nightlight or a clapper.  Do they even still make clappers anymore? (Yes.  Just googled it.) Clap on, clap off, clap on, clap off...the clapper!  

* I got observed by an evaluator and the lead for behavior intervention before Christmas break, and she pointed out that one of my students has a crush on me.  I never really noticed until she told me that, but now it is pretty clear.  Here is one of the drawings he gave me.  

On the top (that I cropped) it said, "I love you, Ms. K.  Love, (his name)"

* If you read my post yesterday, you know that I got a new tattoo.  What I wish someone would have warned me about is the fact that there is a possibility that you will grow a large elephant ankle/cankle after having work done on your calf and ankle.  The actual tattoo part doesn't hurt at all, but my ankle was so sore.  I pulled up my pant leg and almost fainted when I saw my ankle had ballooned out to be much bigger than its normal size.  I just wish I would have been warned by someone or maybe it's just common knowledge, and I'm just naive.  At any rate, thank goodness I did not have to work that day. It is still not back to normal, but the swelling has gone down some.  

Cankle, cankle go away

* Being from the North, I had never really understood all the Chick-fil-A hype.  Prior to my move to Georgia I had been to a Chick-fil-A once because they have one in Columbus in the Polaris Mall's food court, and the kids I used to babysit for requested that we go there.  I was not really that impressed.  Now I live about 2 minutes from one, so I decided to give it another shot and order a chicken salad sandwich.  Again, it was just okay.  My new teacher friend treats herself to Chick-fil-A every Thursday night and invited me to go along with her.  When I told her I just thought it was average she asked me what I had ordered.  After I told her about my chicken salad sandwich, she informed me that I was ordering the wrong thing and had to get a chicken tenders, a Coke, and fries with some honey roasted barbecue sauce.  Oh my gosh--she was right!!  Delicious!  

* So, I sent my new friend Casey a friend request on Facebook.  It had been two weeks and she hadn't accepted the request, so I thought maybe she didn't want to add me.  I wasn't going to say anything about it, but then she opened her Facebook app. in front of me and started talking about Facebook. Since other signs also indicated that maybe she just didn't see the request and she brought up Facebook, I decided to ask her about it.  She said, "What?  I didn't get any request from you!!"  Then she looked down all of her friend requests and still said she didn't have any from me until I showed her my request that was right there.  She said,"THAT IS NOT YOU!"  By the way, my Facebook picture is the same exact picture that is on the sidebar of this very blog.  I told her that of course it was me and it was a recent photo from this summer.  She kept acting like the photo was of another person and referring to it as "this one."  "This one has her hair down and you always have your hair up."  "This one is wearing earrings and you never wear earrings."  "This one is wearing a colorful shirt and you usually just wear one color."  Apparently that is a good photo of me and I look crappier in real life, guys, hahaha... I joked with Casey that I had time to take care of myself before the chaos of the school year ensued so that's why I probably look different.  We had a good laugh over it, but I still can't believe she didn't even recognize me!!

* It's so funny because one of my students is from Ohio like me.  All of my other students will wear gloves, ear muffs, scarves, and heavy winter coats when it's 50 degrees, and he'll try to go in just a short sleeve shirt because he insists it's not cold at all.  I get it, buddy!!

* There is a teacher at my school named Dr. Palmer (okay, I changed the name because I'm para but it's very similar to this).  One of my students likes her and gets to pick her own rewards for good behavior.  She saw her in the hallway and then said to me in all seriousness, "If I'm good can I please go to Dr. Pepper's room later?"

* When I got observed by the mentor teacher, one of the suggestions she made was to play calming music in the background while students were working.  When I put the music on, one of my students said, "Ms. K, this reminds me of when my grandpa died and I had to go to the funeral." HA!  

* I'm so happy that I finally was able to blog for three days in a row!  I can't even remember the last time that happened and am not quite sure if it will ever be able to happen again in awhile, but for now I'm just glad that I got a chance to blog over my winter break. Yay!

* I love, love, love the Bank of America app.  (No, this is not sponsored.)  It's amazing that I can just take a picture of the front and back of my check and that the $$ goes directly into my account.  I just get cash back when I go to the store and cash my checks on my phone, so I never really even need to go to the bank which is beyond convenient.  It's probably my favorite app besides Instagram.  

Those are my confessions for now.  I'm sure I'll be linking up again in the future and shout out to Melissa @ Making Melissa for hosting!

Have you ever had a cankle?  What is your favorite app?
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Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki said...

Ouch that swelling looks a bit painful, at least your tattoo is super pretty even swollen! I love my bank app as well, so nice being able to deposit a check via your phone!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

i've had cankle when i legit twisted my ankle. i had no idea that a tat could do that. hope the swelling goes down fast. my fav app.... so many.... there's google newstand, flipp, IG of course and HTC blinkfeed...i suppose i could bring all of my feeds into one app but lazy.

Chiara Pannozzo said...

I hope your swelling goes down soon Lisa, but on the other hand, your tattoo is gorgeous! I have one tattoo on my hip and I keep swithering about getting another one. Seeing yours is making me want to go ahead and do it :-)

Food Booze & Baggage said...

Oh, I did not know that could happen with a tattoo!! Hope it is all better now, ouch!

Melissa said...

oh my goodness i didn't know you could get a swollen ankle from a tattoo :S I have a tattoo on my ankle and i now consider myself lucky that never happened!

kdhopwood said...

I feel your pain girl! I never really thought about it when I got the tattoo on the top of my foot, but the next day my entire foot had swollen up and was incredibly painful. And I had to work a fourteen hours shift...in nursing shoes....as a cna. Yikes! I hope it feels better for you very soon!!

Kenzie Smith said...

I don't think that I had any swelling when I had my foot done, but perhaps that was because it was below the ankle? Hope your swelling is gone! How cute about the kid who drew you all of the hearts :)

Lara Badanes said...

I really never liked Chik fil a either, Maybe I'm not eating the right thing? Thanks for the suggestion!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I know this is against what most people think but I'm just not a Chik Fil A fan. Give me McDonald's fries any day though!

Lora said...

Okay you have got to try the Chick Fil A sauce...heaven in my mouth. I miss it so much. I want it now that I've read this.
Also, I hope that the tailless mouse is not plotting against you...that would be tragic.
I am so happy you're writing again!

RebeccaBBird | HelloPrettyBird said...

Hahahaha at that drawing. If a million hearts isn't obvious, I don't know what is. ;) I hope your ankle goes back to normal soon!

Bri said...

That drawing is adorable! I hope that ankle swelling goes down! I've never had swelling from a tattoo like that. You have me worried about the one I plan on getting on my foot this summer now.

Lisa K said...

Yeah, it didn't help that in a small group today my student accidentally kicked my ankle...twice! I can't wait until it gets back to its normal size. I got it on Dec. 30th, and it just stopped really hurting yesterday.
The mouse has to be gone because I pre-wrote this post and within the past three days I still haven't heard noises or had any food go missing. I just worry that another one will come in like how this one did. I rent an apartment off of someone's house and I think it came down through her chimney.

Lisa K said...

He also cried for 10 minutes when two other kids sat by me in small group. Goodness!!

Lisa K said...

I love the honey roasted bbq sauce!! DELICIOUS!! I've just been getting that--are there any other ones I should be trying??

Lisa K said...

McDonald's fries are pretty delicious...I love dipping them in honey which I know is weird, but I can't resist them!

Lisa K said...

Haha, now I have to limit myself to how many times I'm "allowed" to eat there!

Lisa K said...

You're so lucky that you didn't have any swelling! It made it hard to walk for about a week and even now it's still healing.
Yeah, and my student is pretty darn adorable! He asked for my phone number so that we could talk over Christmas break, haha!

Lisa K said...

I think I'm feeling sympathy pains for you just reading this! OUCH. The worst part is right near the bone--that area is still swollen, but I've been trying to drink a lot of water and at least keep it elevated after work.

Lisa K said...

Is it a large tattoo? I think it happens frequently when there is more work involved in the tattoo, at least that's what I've been reading in my Google searches!

Lisa K said...

I thought just the tattoo would be puffy, not the ankle itself! I really freaked when I saw that and thought I had some type of allergic reaction at first.

Lisa K said...

Yes! My old bank didn't have that feature and it's one I'm taking full advantage of now.

Emelia woodruff said...

I have a tattoo on my foot and that never happened...oh my, I would have freaked! I hope yours goes away soon!

Rachael said...

OMG your foot! I hope it heals fast! <3 <3

erica said...

Nice tattoo, I like the colors and the design, I love flowers. I think its pretty normal for kids to crush on their teachers, my sister gets it all the time especially when the high school teachers are so young now.

Alanna @ Alanna and Co said...

I love the tattoo! I have a foot tattoo but it never swelled up that big. It all depends though, I just got my third tattoo and completely broke out around it.

Kenzie Smith said...

Oh I can imagine! It was a little painful to move my foot certain ways due to the skin stretching, but other than that I was fine. It was tender for a long time though.
Ha ha that is adorable!

Kay R. said...

OMG how adorable is the drawing from the student. I mean that is cute ... inappropriate but cute haha (my both parents were teachers - students having crushes is "normal"). As for your leg... holy yikes I hope it heals quickly!

Lisa K said...

I'm envious!! It is still a bit swollen even now. It's healing SLOWLY but surely.

Lisa K said...

Thanks! I was limping for awhile. I can't wait til it heals completely so that way I can go back to Charleston and do some exploring. I was supposed to go this weekend but had to postpone it.

Lisa K said...

At least mine is a harmless crush...my sis had a junior high kid that was obsessed with her. He would write her these long love notes, and in one he cut off a lock of his hair and gave it to her! (Ew!)

Lisa K said...

Thanks! Yeah, I was not expecting that to happen!!

Lisa K said...

LOL, if you want to hear about inappropriate, my students in Korea kept calling me "sexy." I told them not to and they got offended, so I went to my director and asked her to talk to them about it. She just laughed and said that "sexy" in Korea only meant "really beautiful" so I should just take it as a compliment. I felt so uncomfortable!

Kay R. said...

Sexy is a bit much lol although I think once it's innocent like that picture up there it's soooo cute! I rem having a crush on my chemistry teacher in high school hehe :)

Neatly-Packaged said...

Loved catching up on your blog :) Happy to hear you have a fellow Nanci to keep you happy!! lol

Ashliegh said...

The drawing from the student is adorable, hahaha! Your new tattoo is beautiful, though I hope the ankle is doing much better now!! My bank (Chase) has a similar app and I am beyond in love with it, too!

Lisa K said...

Hahaha, first I had all of these friends named Jackie, then it was Amanda, and now I think it's Nancy!

Lisa K said...

There is no more swelling, thank goodness!! And yes, I just used the app twice last week and don't want to ever go back to life without it, lol.

Denise Holloman said...

You're lucky! My bank is a credit union and it doesn't have an app!

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