Two things I didn't think I would have to tell middle-schoolers, and yet I did this week:
1) "Pole-dancing is not an appropriate thing to do at school."
2) "Here is another pencil. Do not eat this one."
An observation made by middle-schoolers this week that made me think:
Martin Luther King was a racist, Miss! He doesn't say nothing about Mexicans in his speech - it's all about black people and white people.
Something that made me depressed and a little angry this week:
Reading "Revolutionary Road".
Something that made me happy today:
Something that made me want to be creative today:
Something I'm proud of:
I have worked out for 20-60 minutes every day for a month. Except for two days when I was sick and one day when I worked all day and then flew to DC.
Something that perplexes me:
I haven't lost any weight.
Something I used to do and am starting up again and is making me realize that I am getting old because I'm not as good at it as I used to be:
Brenda, Jill, and I are taking yoga every Wednesday at 4:00.
Thing I realized while meditating at said yoga class, thanks to Meg and the other awesome friends from Camp Shakespeare who reached out when I needed it:
I need to be a drama teacher again.
Statement that has caused a lot of people who know me to say or think "Well, duh.":
See one above.
People who make going to work bearable right now:
Brenda and Jill.
Thing happening at work that makes me look forward to Tuesdays:
Linda is teaching a crash-course in Love and Logic over lunch. I really needed this refresher.
Thing that is making me remember winters at DPJH:
My classroom's heater broke, so I've been teaching in scarves and gloves and layers all week.
Thing I'm supposed to be grading instead of blogging right now:
A test on adverbs, commas, and punctuating quotations.
Thing I heard today that broke my heart:
ST High School needs to cut two positions next year, so they're eliminating band and art.
Cat-reference sent by Teresa this week that made me smile:
Thing that I'm calmer about that I would normally expect:
I've been called as Relief Society president in my ward. Oy.
Thing I wish I could do, but can't right now because of the one above:
Run away to GJ for the weekend to play with Emily and the folks.
Sister I'm really, really glad I get to live by and play with:
Places Jason and I decided to go this summer for our "Yay 30!" trip:
Island-hopping around Greece, then into Cappadocia and along the western coast of Turkey.
Places we had to put off because it would be too expensive to fly around so many countries, but by golly, I will get to someday:
Morocco, Egypt, and Israel.
Thing I realized I haven't done when I typed the one above:
I haven't posted the other pictures from DC or written a trip round-up. Whoops!
People who still think Jason and I are/should be more than "friends":
Everyone except Jason and me. And Janelle and Kelley, too. They're pretty perceptive.
Proof that Broadway is not the epitome of good theatre:
Thriller? Really, Nederlanders?
Movie I hope will win Best Picture because I want a reminder that a cheesy happy ending is okay sometimes:
Christmas present I wear a lot because lately I need reminders of happiness:
This necklace from my dad.
Time I used to naturally wake up at:
Time I now naturally wake up at:
Time I have to get up for work:
Place I'm going now because of above: