Welcome to the writer’s workshop day. I had to chose a topic to write about. I was little torn this week between a few of them. For example, I could write a blog post inspired by the word pair or something my child has said that made me smile. The third choice was to write about my favorite musical artists from back in the day. So what did I choose?Continue reading “Random Thoughts”
Today was the first day back after spring break. It is also the day before our long and tedious testing period. So I took it “easy” with the students. I helped them with their review packet or I played an academic game with them.Continue reading “Sometimes my students just make me just shake my head”
This morning I made some pumpkin spice latte syrup so I could make myself a homemade pumpkin spice latte. After I put the syrup in the cute bottle I got from Meijers, I started dancing around the kitchen singing “Pumpkin Spice” to the tune of “Jingle Bells.”
Sorry there isn’t a video of me dancing around while singing a crazy song.
In 2017, my word of the day was bucket list. It was definitely a bucket list type year.
Last January, I decided my 2017 was going to be known by the phrase bucket list.
So was this year the year of the “bucket list?”
In 2017, I had so many different experiences some that could be said were part of my bucket list even though I do not have an official bucket list.
- Berea, Kentucky with Mom
- Western New York with Molly
- Folly Beach with the family
- Hershey, PA with the Imaginative One
- Pittsburgh, PA with Molly – We visited with my family.
Zoos and Aquariums – Hubby and my Official Bucket List
- Seneca Park Zoo – New York is completed.
- Greensboro Science Center – North Carolina is completed.
- Toledo Zoo – I have now seen all of the zoos in Ohio.
- Newport Aquarium
- South Carolina Aquarium
- Got my first tattoo at 41 years old – I did not know a tattoo was on my bucket list.
- Gluten Free – I have been gluten free for 11 months now!
- Book Reading – I have read/ listened to 41 books during 2017. I’m almost done with book number 42 so I may have one more done. Tanya would have been proud of me.
I think I crossed items off of my bucket list. Memories were made with family and friends. My 2017 was definitely the year of the “bucket list.”
So what is my word for 2018? You are going to have to tune in on Thursday to find out.
Have a magical 2018,
We are now on the downward swing of my Write 31 2017. Yeah!
My favorite artist is P!nk. I adore her. Her music is the soundtrack of my life.
On Friday, I got her newest album, Beautiful Trauma. I already have favorite songs that I’ve played on repeat a million billion times.
Everyone interprets songs differently. So when I talk about my feels and thoughts about my two favorite songs from the album, be reminded these are my thoughts and feels.
“I Am Here” – Oh my goodness. I feel as though it is speaking to me about my current situation in my school district. We are in academic distress. One of the lyrics is “I’ve already seen the bottom so I have nothing to fear.” It’s my rally cry.
The song also tells me to live authentically. Live my truth not another person’s truth. The opening line is “I open up my heart. You can love me or not.” I struggle with this bit constantly. It’s a reminder to live my truth.
Finally the song addresses the age old question. What happens when we die. “Where do we go when we go.” Since I am Christian, I believe I go to Heaven.
The other song that speaks to me is “Barbies.” She addresses growing older. Since I’m over 40, 42 to be exact, life is totally different from when I was younger. Sometimes it would be nice to go back to when life was so much simpler. When I did not have to adult all the time. Maybe that is why I love Disney so much. I’m able to put adulting to the side for a while and be childlike while I’m there.
Hubby and I are going to go to see her in Louisville during my Spring Break. I’m so excited. We were able to get the tickets before the price gouging. I’ve read a lot of people complaining about the price of tickets. $500 or more per ticket. The price for our tickets was not cheap and a lot more than I would have spent but Hubby knows how much I love her. Seeing her in concert is on my “Bucket List,” so he was willing to pay those prices.
Now onto our menu for the week. Please continue to the next page.
I’m sitting here at the computer trying to write a blog post using one of the writing prompts that were provided. My brain is blank. Continue reading “How a Coke Saved the Day”
I have a favorite quote that I say all the time. It’s a simple quote that has a lot of meaning for me. It’s “Hakuna Matata.” The quote simply means “No worries.”
We live in a world where there is constant worry.
In order to know what direction this blog needs to go, I have a favor to ask my readers.
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We have only once deciduous tree in our yard. It’s a autumn beauty maple (at least I think that’s the name of it). It gets gorgeous during the fall. It has not completely turned yet. However since the lighting is great outside today (sun shining), I decided to take some pictures of it.
Enjoy the beauty: