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Not one of my better ideas

I had some students *beg* to come in and paint my classroom.  They've been asking for months now and here we are at the end of Fall Break and I thought. . .sure, why not?  *I* certainly didn't want to paint my classroom. . .it was boring the way it was, sure. . .
But it was clean and organized and put together. 
This is a panoramic picture I took before leaving yesterday:
The ceiling needs to be trimmed.  It looks like there are two different colors going on because there are. . .the painted wasn't mixed too well.  And then all the furniture that needs to be put back, things back on the walls. . .sigh.  And no, I'm not painting the front wall, for now.  It looks even dirtier and more plain now though.  Next time I'll do it on my own, for sure.
Truly, it looks better in person then it down in these pictures. . .this one was taken at the end of the day. . .I can see Margaret laying on my rug out in the hallway. . .she was beat.

I do like the color:
(Yes, I painted this spot. . .I had a little control. . .but not enough for my liking.

The kids had fun I think. . .
So. . .if it was to provide an outlet one morning for some of my 7th graders on Fall Break then it was a success.  But not for me.
And now I'm "avoiding".  I haven't left the house yet today and it's 1:43 p.m.  Unless I'm sick this is the most unusual thing in the world.  Especially when it's beautiful out.  But we've been busy watching Cook's Country (I have a bunch of DVDs) which inspired baking and cooking :)  The boys have a rousing game of Monopoly going on:
Marie is the banker. . .and look at that beautiful sunshine streaming through that awesome window behind Thomas!  We still need to get some (a lot) of trim up. . .but I *love* the color, love, love, love the window. . .and really, really like the way my table turned out too.  And I just noticed that my awesome father-in-law finished up the window trip this weekend -- thank you!!!

So. . .
The Fall Break list is almost complete.  The van will probably never get cleaned out. . .I forgot to schedule school pictures but that's no big deal. . .I can probably do that anytime. . .Frederick forgot to ask his one friend over -- maybe tomorrow! -- and I bought the ingredients for the french bread that Frederick wants to make and we'll tackle that tomorrow too.  The classroom is going to take most of the rest of our time. . .and we have an overnight soccer thing this weekend for Thomas too.

Marie just put this in the oven:
Can't wait to try it.  I think my kids have better ideas then mine. . .or, at least, they aren't nearly as ambitious :)

Off to cheer practice for Margaret, conditioning for Thomas. . .and I guess I need to face the mess that is my classroom.  Oh well, live and learn. 

Jenni

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