It’s Tuesday!  Oh, you probably already knew that.  And guess what?  My feeds seem to be working, so I’ve decided not to try to figure out how/what/where – even though I had been attempting to move back to Blogger, but the feeds are directing people over here, so here we are.  I can live with that.  So let’s throw some Randomness out there, shall we?

Our Keurig K-Cup holder was empty, so I asked Princess Nagger if she’d load it up for me.  She willingly accepted the challenge with bribery, and did a great job.  I didn’t pay attention to the end result, all I cared about was that the coffee was conveniently full next to the coffee maker.  When hubby got home from work, he spied the filled coffee, and immediately knew that Princess Nagger had been the one to fill it up.  Why?  Take a look:

Sorry about the glare, but you get the idea.  She had them all lined up perfectly.  OCD much?

Speaking of Princess Nagger, her first grade teacher has quite the challenge to make sure PN doesn’t get bored in class.  I love that she (the teacher) has no problem rising up to the challenge.  She called me a couple of times to make sure it was OK to give PN 2nd and 3rd grade work since she has apparently aced all the regular 1st grade stuff.  One of the assignments she sent home for PN to do was to read a book (and she was cool by picking a dinosaur one) then have PN give mini reviews of each chapter.  As I was double checking her review for one of the chapters before turning it in the next day, I burst out laughing.

If you can’t read the image above (and don’t want to click over for the larger view), this is what it says:

“The monster was still there and Jack did not want to be dinner.  Will he or will he not? (Answer Below)
right here –>
(I will grade your answer above)”

I thought it was hilarious that PN was turning the tables on her teacher and planned to grade her answer.  The teacher thought it was funny, too, and obliged by writing in an answer.  She called again yesterday to make sure it was OK for her to be working with the advanced studies teacher to give PN extra work and projects in order to challenge her.

The two ‘first grade’ things she still needs to work on, though, are her writing skills and getting things done in a timely manner.  PN does a great job writing when she’s not required to do so, but says she hates writing during the times she has to.  And if her teacher can figure out the magic to get PN to do things in a timely manner, she will so be my hero!

If you ever see this dish soap in the store, whatever you do, do not buy it.

Not even for $1.99.  Not even for $.99.  Why?  Because it sucks!  You would think that being the brand it is, it would do an excellent job.  Well, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t. Sure, it gets things clean, but it leaves a pesky soap film that you cannot rinse off very well.  Which means that when you go to take a drink of coffee from your freshly washed coffee mug that drip-dried all night long, your nose gets hit with a sickening fruity/floral scent, and your coffee is tasting quite fruity/flowery and soapy, too.

Thinking that maybe I didn’t rinse the mug lid as good as I could have (yes, I use a travel mug to drink coffee out of, why do you ask?) I took the lid off to see if  at least the coffee itself was drinkable.  Not only was it not, but when I went to take a swig, something hard swished into my mouth with the coffee.  I immediately grossed out spit it back out into the cup and saw that a suicidal stink bug had taken a nose dive into my coffee in the short time that I had the lid off.  Either that or he was attracted by the fruity/floral soapy scent of the inside of the mug and had crawled in there while it was in the dish drainer, completely unaware of his impending demise of the scalding hot  192 degree coffee simultaneously burning and drowning him.

I went back and checked the rest of the dishes that I had hand washed the night before that were still in the dish drainer, and sure enough, they all had that sickening soapy scent stuck to them, too.  I suppose I could have tried to see if I could blow bubbles with my coffee, but I didn’t think of it until just now.  Darn.

Note to self:  When Travis and Rolex are playing the ‘catch me if you can’ game late at night when it’s cold outside and all I want to do is go to bed, don’t stick your fingers out the edge of the storm door and wiggle them at Travis, because he will launch himself at the back door, effectively smashing your fingers with the door, then run away when you open the door and are screeching in pain.  Ouch.

That’s about all the random I’ve got for this week – head over to Keely’s place for some more Random Fun!


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  1. My coffee rack is about empty. I love the one cup maker. I like that Caribou blend.

    Yes, your feeds seem to be working, which is really cool!

    I think that me and PN would have gotten along great as kids. I did similar things with monsters and dinosaurs.

    If you could, just check and see if my link is up:)))

    as always, thank you!!
    .-= Otin would like you to read ..You might be an addicted blogger =-.

  2. It’s great that your kid is doing well in school. Bet you’re proud! Thanks for the heads up on the dish soap. I would have assumed that it would be good just by the name alone.

  3. Hop0e you fingers are feeling better, it sounded like they hurt. The story about your daughter with the coffee was so cute. I guess you can’t be too old to start being a little perfectionist

    Have a great day
    .-= Sara would like you to read ..Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  4. Great job PN with the K-cups and book review. Tara still HATES to write, anything that requires paper and pencil. She even prefers drawing on her PC tablet. She is a speed demon on the keyboard though(once again, like mother like daughter and thank goodness for virtual school and online assignments!)

    I hate when the coffee cup doesn’t get rinsed and coffee is soapy.

    Off to think of some randomness!
    .-= Martha would like you to read ..Quotable Sunday – Laughter =-.

  5. I can’t believe she lined those up like that! Actually I can. That note to her teacher cracks me up! She’s so spunky and it kills me. 🙂

    Ouch to your fingers but yay to your feed!

  6. Gah, you had a bug in your mouth? If that doesn’t ruin a cup of coffee for you I don’t know what will. You know when I saw the picture of the soap, I thought it probably smelled really stinking fruity. Thanks for the tip.

    And PN is quite the character. If you figure out how to make writing work more fun, let me know. 😉
    .-= Mrsbear would like you to read ..I Can’t Hear You and Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  7. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Stink bug in mouth! Gross!!!!

    That must be very nice to have a teacher telling your how advanced your kid is. 🙂

    Happy Tuesday!

  8. I have Keurig envy! And I must admit that I’d have arranged them that way too.

    Funny, based on PN’s chapter review, I knew exactly what book it was! We’ve read it a few times around here too.

  9. Nice one, PN! It’s nice that teachers want to challenge their kids. When I had the problem of being unchallenged in school, they just wanted me quiet.
    I will not buy that soap, thanks to you! My parents have Kuerig and love it. I love the fact that they only drink decaf so I don’t feel guilty about coming over and making myself a cup whenever I want!
    .-= Sprite’s Keeper would like you to read ..This RTT is going culinary! =-.

  10. I love it that your daughter’s teacher is trying to challenge her. I wish we had some teachers like that here. And I love that she turned the tables on the teacher. She and my son would probably get along famously.

  11. Ewww. soap scum. When little o was having all his issues, one of the things the dr mentioned was that our dish soap might have been the culprit. Which made me sad because my favorite is not only cheap, but I think it works pretty well. Thank god, it wasn’t.

    Can you send Princess Nagger to our house. I have some stuff that could use her anal retentive eye.
    .-= Mama Badger would like you to read ..Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  12. Having some swell OCD myself I will say that The Princess is awesome. She can come over and help me re-alphabetize the spice rack anytime.

    And as for your dish soap public service announcement, I will now be checking all of my cups for mug-bugs. Thanks for taking one for the team.
    .-= Lisa Rae @ smacksy would like you to read ..In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… =-.

  13. My daughter’s teacher often challenged her in the same way. She would often spend the afternoon with the next grade level. It was challenging and beneficial to her.

    The K-Cups look like something I would do too. I’m a total OCD freak.
    .-= Christina would like you to read ..RANDOM TUESDAY THOUGHTS =-.

  14. My fingers hurt for you…ouch! As a teacher myself (2nd grade) I would warn you about having your daughter dig too deep in 2nd and 3rd grade work because she will be bored out of her mind during those grades if she’s already learned everything. Ask for more challenging work on the same topic.

    For example, when I’m teaching my kids 2 digit addition and subtraction I give my advanced students 3 and 4 digit subtraction. Just my 2 cents! 🙂
    .-= Kate would like you to read ..The other side of the story. =-.

  15. Okay, now I have to remember all that you wrote about.
    Won’t buy the dish soap, check! PN is so cute with the question to her teacher. Smart girl. I want that coffee maker.
    .-= Debby would like you to read ..POST IT NOTE TUESDAY =-.

  16. That’s great that she is doing advanced work!! As a TA be sure to have her practice her handwriting and writing stories as much as possible. I tell my students to practice if the watch tv. Journal writing is a good thing for first graders to do at home too.
    Hope you don’t mind the advice.
    Loved the post!!

  17. I loved your post. My son has a few OCD tendancies, having aspergers and I love it because it makes me laugh.

    I loved your daughter’s exercise, that is totally hilarious. Scary how smart kids can be, eh?

    Thanks for your randomness. I enjoyed reading!
    .-= JP Shaw would like you to read ..project365: pic #26 =-.

  18. Wow, PN is one smart little girl, isn’t she? Kinda like her mama, I think.

    Okay, stink bug in the coffee cup. I would have dropped dead right there. LOL

    And you actually buy all those k cups? Holy moly, they’re so expensive. I buy the smaller packs of the Newman’s Own bold at Publix to drink once in a while, but I have a My K cup and use my Folger’s Colombian. Much more cost efficient and I love my Folger’s.

    Justine 😮 )
    .-= Justine would like you to read ..Tuesdays At The Table With Cole =-.

  19. Hope your fingers are OK. Between that and the bug, I would hide my head under the covers. Here in the Small Town, the teachers don’t ask if it is OK to give extra work, they just do it. I think they are worried that other parents would ask if they found out a child was getting more advanced work.
    .-= Anne would like you to read ..Clothes, Tape and More Clothes, WTH? =-.

  20. We got a Keurig for Xmas but returned it because we’re several cup a day peeps and I don’t think it was for us. PN is quite the organizer.

    I love that her teacher is challenging her, is the the teacher you weren’t sure about at the beginning of the year? Kudos to her! I just spent abotu $40 at the Dollar Store on workbooks and flashcards for my kids. I’ll have them reading by 3. Haahah.
    .-= Casey would like you to read ..Random Tuesday Thoughts: That’s Gonna Leave A Mark =-.

  21. Oh my gosh, PN was right, her teacher really does like her! (And dinosaurs) I can’t believe she is doing 2nd and 3rd grad homework! She is so smart! And talk about clever with her little grading the teachers answer thingy. OCD indeed, those coffee cups are perfect!

    Oh I love PN stories, she is such a joy!
    .-= Pooba would like you to read ..Down To Bid’ness =-.

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