Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reminded of Christmas

I'm pretty sure I am going to be teaching my students how to make hot chocolate in the near future.  The only thing I can think about sometimes is how cold my fingers are.  I'm pretty sure I have seen electricians/ heater repair men/ janitors/ etc in my room EVERY day for about a month trying to make the heater work.  I keep putting in work orders.  They keep thinking they got it fixed and then the next day comes.  And my fingers are just as cold as ever with my jacket zipped up as high as possible.

So you can imagine the temperature in my ice box today as it was snowing outside.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVED watching the snow.  Sometimes maybe a little too much and I would pause and stare out the window instead of helping my students for a moment.  But with super drafty windows and my desk right by them, you can only imagine how cold it was.

The only thing that kept me going through the day--simple, thinking about Christmas.  I {love, love, LOVE} the month of December because of the spirit of love and cheer that exists in the stores and the magic of twinkling lights and smelling the yummy cinnamon and pine scents.  I love nativities and stockings and egg nog and gingerbread and mistletoe and Christmas music.  Yup, I just love Christmas.  So instead of being miserable with how cold my room was, I just kept thinking about how cold equals one of my favorite times of the year.

What is your biggest lemon right now?  Have you made lemonade yet?
Happy Squeezing! :)
P.S. I am hoping, crossing every finger and saying umpteen prayers for my heater to start working.  Please heater--the warmth of Christmas can only glow for so long in a freezer.


Patrick, Adrienne, & Bella said...

girl, i feel ya! i don't even have a heater in my room. i intend to use the ovens if it gets super duper cold. and i just walk around freezing my tail off, then come home to thaw out. hahaha. :)

Lisa said...

Adrienne, I can't even turn on ovens! :( My "classroom" is located in the sewing lab because the foods lab is very small/ squishy. I know it is cold when I am washing my hands after going to the restroom and I realize in the barely even lukewarm water that I can actually sort of feel my fingers again. Why does your room have no heater??

Patrick, Adrienne, & Bella said...

haha, that's horrible! and i know what you mean. and the power went out in like 4 cities today - maybe you heard about it? it was SOOOO cold!!

my room just doesn't have a heater. it's an old building???

Becky said...

Hey Lisa!

1. I really miss you! Sorry I've been such a deadbeat lately... but thanks for the Thanksgiving message! We had an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving this year!

2. My classroom furnace is out too. We're in a portable and it is COLD!

3. I'm totally with you on the Christmas excitement. It snowed here on Saturday morning and I was beyond excited when I woke up to see it. I just wanted to lie in bed with hot cocoa and a book all day long. AND I can't even wait to bust out the Christmas stuff this year, since we have our very own house to decorate! YAY!

Lisa said...

Adrienne--I don't even know how I would teach without power. My class would be canceled as far as we know it. EVERYTHING I do uses electricity in someway! And you know how teachers get legislative funds? Do you still get that even though you are part time? If yes, you should invest in some portable huge space heaters!!

Becky--:D I miss you too! How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Is it like the American Thanksgiving at all? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in November too?
What is it with all of us teaching and freezing?! I can only imagine that you win for being the coldest!
We are going to either buy a real tree or borrow a huge one from our parents. I'm SUPER excited because we finally live in a place large enough to house a tree larger than a foot tall! It is going to be SO beautiful!! :D

Becky said...

I'm sure we celebrate pretty similarly. We have the turkey and all the trimmings, and there's football on... though I prefer Randy not spend the day in front of the tv! We don't usually celebrate again in November, although we have in the past when we've had American missionaries.

you'll have to post pics once you decorate for Christmas, I will for sure!