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Merry Christmas Things.

Top 5 things my students have said to me this year:

1.  Student: Mrs. Ostrom, your hair looks…

Me: different?

Student: No, more like it got struck by lightning.

2.  “Dad?

…I mean, Mrs. Ostrom?”

3.  “My hero is myself because I’m creative. And I like loft beds.”

4.  Student 1: My favorite subject is art, science, and math.
Student 2: My favorite subject is reading.
Student 3: My favorite subject is pugs.

5.  “Mrs. Ostrom, why do you have a mustache?”

Top 5 things I want to eat in the next 1 minute:

Gingerbread and Cranberry Scones from A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Baked Polenta Pie from Bev Cooks

Gingerbread Popcorn from An Edible Mosaic

Homemade “Natural” Hot Chocolate from A Couple Cooks

Roasted Grapes with Brie from A Nutritionist Eats

Top 1 thing I plan on doing for the rest of 2011:

Fireplace and computer screen in a dark room.

What you can see here is our newly functional fireplace and our high-class “TV”.

What you can’t see is the jumbo cookie tin right in between us.  But it’s there.  It’s definitely there.

Merry Christmas to all of you crazy Pinch of Yum readers!  Here’s to cozy nights by the fire, cookies and hot chocolate, family and friends, and peace, hope, and perfect love.

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      One of my students was dead set on buying me a pug for Christmas, but alas, his mom said no. Darn it.

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      I didn’t know you grew up in MN! So you can understand my sadness that there’s no snow?! I’m not a fan of the cold, but if it’s going to be so chilly, I feel like we at least deserve some white sparkles to cover the brown grass! Oh, well. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    Aren’t kids just the greatest?? Thanks for sharing!
    Have a terrific Christmas, Lindsay!! Enjoy some well-deserved time off!
    Greet the rest of your family from the Krohns!

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      Yes! I laugh out loud many times during the day. I also want to pull my hair out… but that’s a different story. 🙂 I’ll be sure to greet my family for you! Have a great Christmas!

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    Happy HOHOHO Lindsay! Enjoy your fireplace (jealous), your fancy schmancy TV, and your giant tub o’ cookies and thanks for making our year taste better! 🙂

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      Thanks for reading! And I will definitely enjoy the fireplace. It’s about the only fancy thing about our little house. 🙂

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    Lizabeth K.

    Haha! We have the best job – most of the time! 🙂

    Merry Christmas and ENJOY the break!

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      Lizabeth K.

      Oh – and I think TIED with being called “Dad” is being called “Grandma.”

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    Thank goodness for the break! Rest, recuperate, recharge and enjoy! The school year is half over here and hopefully it will go as fast as the first half. Merry Christmas!

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    is it bad that, if and when, I have kids, i want to fastforward straight to third grade? I mean, don’t get me wrong, i love little kids, but those third-fifth graders crack me up!

    oh the things i hear out of the mouths of my kids!