11/03/2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

The "weekend" started with a little parade at my new/old school. The Kindergarteners wear their costumes to school for an 8:00 parade around the school. (Then they have to change into regular clothes.) This was my favorite of the parade:
I spent Halloween night resetting my work iPad, hoping that I could get an app that I use a lot to work. They had an update a few days ago, but there was a bug in it, so they fixed it and updated it again Thursday night. Now, the app will open but immediately close. I talked to another person who has the app, and she didn't have the same problem. My reset didn't work, and I'm pretty bummed about the app not working. I really need to use it this weekend to do a few things. 
While working on the reset, I looked through Netflix for a "not-so-scary" Halloween movie. (I don't do scary movies.). I found a movie from 1959...how scary could that be? And, it was a Vincent Price movie:
It was really funny to see how far the special effects have come since then, and realize that it was probably a very scary movie in its time. I'd definitely recommend it.
While I was watching the movie and resetting my iPad, the wind picked up. I don't know how many trick-or-treaters were out, because we had a cold, rainy, windy Halloween night.  And, the Small Town High School had a huge game. The district championship was on the line: they played a Catholic High School that was undefeated. Notice I said "was". STHS won 21-14. The other team is actually in a different classification, but we're in the same district. This year, there are 6 state championships (1A-6A), but during the year, there are 3 "classifications". Really weird, but it's changing next year.
I spent Saturday prepping myself for the grocery store, then actually going to the store. I made our first pot of chili of the season along with some cornbread. Then the big game. I ended up going to bed when South Carolina went up by 2 touchdowns with about 5 minutes to go. Guess I should've stuck it out, because the Vols pulled it out in overtime! If I had done that, I probably wouldn't have been able to go to sleep.
I spent Sunday making a picture schedule and a couple of social stories for a student, taking breaks to clean the house & do laundry. Hallmark is already running Christmas movies, and this was a perfect movie for them! I was perfectly content to have them playing in the background while I was doing everything.
this coming week is a short week at work for me: Election Day is on Tues., so we have the day off. Don't forget to exercise your right to vote!

9 comments:

  1. Stevie! My youngest grandson dressed up as Stevie this Halloween.

    We had chili this weekend ... I should have made some cornbread to go with! Next time for sure!!

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  2. I am working the polls but I had to take the day off. We are getting out early on Friday because all three high schools in the county are in the playoffs....and traveling 3+ hours to where they are playing. Monday is a Teacher Workday...and then Tuesday we are out. Love these kinds of weeks.

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  3. I love looking back at old movies & what we thought were AMAZING effects then :) Even movies from the 80's are hilarious that way :)

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  4. You have the day off for election day? Wow never heard of that before.

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  5. Seems like it was a good movie! Can't believe Christmas movies on already!

    betty

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  6. I'm not quite ready for Christmas movies, just yet! Hope you got your app working!

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  7. Social Stories may have to be the name of my autobiography....
    ...and I am ready to watch The Holiday! "You look like my Barbie!"

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  8. Ever since my friends slowly slowly all buy a tablet I have to help them out, because I was the first one who got one as a birthday gift !

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