Five On Friday: Random Tales From An Icy Week

Happy Friday! I missed posting a Five on Friday last week, the winter blahs found me and I didn’t do much of anything last week.  Funny since the weather was anything but blah last week.

This week, however, truly winter weather arrived in the form of much freezing rain. Thankfully, in small batches, so schools closed but by the afternoons the main roads were fine and power stayed put.

My boys went to school today, the first and last day of the school week after being home.  I am home today but worked a couple of days this week as my work only closed on Tuesday (and of course, President’s Day on Monday).

Let’s start this Five on Friday with a few tales from my days at preschool:


Does he look like a pirate to you?  Yesterday so the afternoon Pre-K class made George Washington Bag puppets. Click here to see the link on Pinterest of the actual project where he’s wearing a hat.

The  project proved a big success with the kids who loved the  paper sack puppets.  I overheard one little girl declare: Look at my pirate!

Pirate? President? President and pirate, suppose it’s possible.


“Don’t call me that!” he said to me with great insult and indignation.

And what exactly did this bird-brained teacher call the child?

Capable.  I said he was capable of doing what we asked.  Oh, such nerve to call him something like that. (Note: Upon realizing he didn’t know what the word meant, I quickly explained it and that it was not a bad thing.)


Funk you up….Funk you up….(I stop and listen carefully because funk does not sound quite like funk and more like another not so nice word…oh, it’s that song!).

Later another teacher, what is she saying?  No, she’s not saying that. She’s singing a song.  (Sometimes it’s helpful to have teenagers who make you listen to something other than oldies station once in a while…)

Is it any wonder why I miss my work on days when I’m at home?

Speaking of being at home…


I’ve done my best as a summer loving person to embrace this winter.  However, now that my boys have had a few snow ice days home from school, let’s bring on spring! I’m ready!

My plan today is to spend some time packing up the little Valentine’s Day decor I put out as well as the snowmen and perhaps do a bit of early spring cleaning if my motivation holds. I’m also tempted to drive out to Trader Joe’s and pick up some of the tulips from the ad special. We never had enough snow to build a real snowman but I did have a few of the indoor variety.


My boys were off school both on Monday for the holiday and again on Tuesday for a scheduled teacher work day. My oldest had a few friends stay the night.  I thought I’d be a nice mom (for a change) and buy some soda while at the store.  The new Mountain Dew Ice soda (the one advertised during the Super Bowl) was on sale.

I took the photo this morning.  I bought this soda on Monday morning. We had 3 teenage boys spend the night on Monday. My two teenage sons have been home from school all week with the exception of today.  The 2 store brand sodas I purchased disappeared by Tuesday evening. This stuff? Not touched.

Did I taste it? Yes, I took a small taste of it.  If stale Sprite is to your liking, come get it. You can have it.


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6 thoughts on “Five On Friday: Random Tales From An Icy Week

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, it’s pretty awful. My older teenage son poured himself a glass last night and then, couldn’t do it. Poured it out and drank something else (probably water or chocolate milk). Thanks, we need to see the sun around here…this morning is day 6 with rain (thankfully, just rain) and cloudy skies. Of course, I do think the ground needed it so can’t complain too much. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  1. Marie-OR

    Sorry about that winter rain! I so much rather have snow than icy rain or especially ice! But I am really ready for spring! We got two more inches of snow today. It’s beautiful, but I sure hope the temps start rising again soon! Have a great week.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think we’ve all hit the point where we’re ready for spring. It’s a bit chilly here this morning but the sun is shining! (Finally). We’re supposed to have a couple of nice, warmer days before we get just good old fashioned thunderstorms. After all the ice, I’ll take them. Hope spring arrives soon for both of us!

  2. Hooks and Needles

    Love the snowmen! Shame about the drink and you’re right about the words in songs, sometimes they’re just plain weird and rude! I love the bit in this song – ‘Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy’. I used to watch an Australian programme (as a child) about Skippy the Kangaroo. Memories, lol. Have a good week Jean, Cathy x

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you, they were my late mother-in-laws. I’m not sure if she made them or purchased them at a craft show. My father-in-law had them in a box in the basement he was passing on so I took them. Nothing makes you consider song lyrics more than listening to children sing them-ha! We had Captain Kangaroo over here although he wasn’t a kangaroo, go figure. Hope you have a great week as well!


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