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Indulging in the Hodgepodge

Holla Peeps!  It’s time for Joyce’s Hodgepodge!  Woo Hoo!  I love the questions this week…fairly light…not too much thinking involved!  Thanks, Joyce, for keeping things somewhat easy for us!  My brain mostly thanks you!!

1.  In what ways do you indulge yourself?

I’ll let the photos do the talking…

In case you can’t tell, I love getting my nails and toes done!  My students are always eager to see what I’ve gotten done as well!

2.  Have you ever taken a cooking class?  Any interest?  What type of class would you most like to try?

I have never taken a cooking class and, honestly, have no desire to do so.  If I had to, I’d take a class that helped me learn how to make vegan cupcakes.  I think it would be fun to be instructed by one of the vegan cupcake winners from Cupcake Wars (have you ever watched this show?  Love it!).

3.  What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Being a good citizen means exercising your right to vote and pitching in to help one another.  Common sense, don’t you think?

4.  ‘Tis the season of the political advert…do these ads influence your vote?

No, ads do not influence me at all.  If nothing else, the person whose ads show up the most are likely NOT to get my vote.  I typically mute the commercials of the candidates I do not like (cannot stand hearing their lying voices).  Grrr.  I do not like this time of the year.

5.  What’s something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?

I will answer this two ways.

First, philosophically.

What I see today that makes me wish I were a kid again is how stupid all of the drama is.  I wish I could go back, knowing what I know, and IGNORE the drama and just enjoy the freedom that comes with being a kid.

As an adult, I will NOT do drama if I can help it.  Just because I teach high schoolers doesn’t mean that I have to act like one!

Sorry.  I’m digressing.

Now, for my tangible answer.

I’d love to be a kid again and experience kid-dom with the technology that exists today.

As an unpopular child (see previous post), I lost myself in books…hence my extensive vocabulary and love of word games.

I would have thought I’d died and gone to heaven if I could have had access to a Kindle way back when.  Oh the joy of having thousands of books at my fingertips.

6.  What’s your least favorite cliche?

I’m not going to pick just one.  Sorry.

One that I don’t like is “Time is money.”  Gee.  Let’s be uber-superficial, why don’t we.

Another I thought of is “Cold hands warm heart.”  Really?  That’s kind of gross.  Cold hands make me think of nervous, sweaty boys from my teenage past.  Yucka.

And one other, “Time makes the heart grow fonder.”  Really?  This is just a nice way of saying, “You’ll get over your children being gone for months on end.”  No thank you.  I was quite fond of them when they were living 24-7 under my roof.

7.  What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed?  How does that make you feel?

0% is done.  How does this make me feel?  Like I’m right on track, as usual.  The only time I will ever get ahead is when I am retired, which won’t be for forever.  I think my body would go into shock if I actually started Christmas shopping early, and I really would like to make it to retirement age, so I won’t do anything to risk my health.  😉

8.  My Random Thought

My school district observed Columbus Day by allowing us to have the day off…making for a four-day weekend.

Thank goodness!  I spent Thursday evening grading assignments.  Friday, I ate lunch and shopped at Target with my friend, Jane.

In the midst of all of that, I was fighting a nasty cold.

I stayed inside (the Mr. had taken my car down south to visit Chicky) the rest of the weekend, feeling too poorly to do any lesson planning until late Monday afternoon.

This is what my couch looked like…

Texts were flying among a few of us in the reading department.

Yes, folks, we truly are teacher geeks.  Who else would spend their days off talking shop?

Y’all have a terrific week!

7 Responses

  1. I love cupcake wars! I always feel the need to bake something after I watch : ) Enjoy your day.

  2. Isn’t it strange how teachers “talk shop” when they get together? I think it’s because we’re looking for new ideas to reach all of the students!

  3. Cupcake Wars? I really get into that show! But I end up craving a cupcake for a week afterwards. Not good. Love the Auburn nails. A mani-pedi is on my to-list for tomorrow. Ahhh, love to be pampered like that, and yes, routine maintenance is easier done by someone else than me when it comes to the cuticles and painting with my non-dominant hand!

  4. Great answers to 3, 4 & 5. I would have loved a Kindle as a kid! Although, I really loved going to the library. I hardly go at all now and I kind of miss it.

  5. Oooh, pretty nails!! And so, hmmm… I’m guessing you don’t want a copy of the evil worksheet my son’s teacher gave her class to do? 😉 (Btw, I went and talked to the teacher this afternoon… don’t know that she quite grasped the seriousness of the issue, but she threw them away and said she would pay more attention to what she was handing out) Sigh…

  6. “Yes, folks, we truly are teacher geeks. Who else would spend their days off talking?” …..Guess that’s me too?! Hope you are feeling better. It’s that time of year…..A bunch of us are sick at work. I might lose my voice by the end of the week!

  7. I knew before I even saw your picture what you indulgence was going to be…I nailed it…no pun intended! 😉 If it makes you feel any better, I haven’t done any of my Christmas shopping, either. I fly by the seat of my pants!

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