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101st Hodgepodge

Joyce is back, and boy am I glad!  I’m happy that she’s okay and was able to get in so fun and relaxation while she was recovering from Hurricane Sandy.  Join along, answer on your own blog, and link back up with Joyce!

1.  What rule of life should never be broken?

Are there rules of life?  How about rules of AuburnChick?

A rule that should never be broken according to moi is to dance every day without caring a bit who may be looking.

Dancing or bebopping to music is something that is very important to me and gives me much joy.

2.  What’s your favorite family recipe?

I can’t say that we have a lot of family recipes.  It’s kind of hard to when you don’t cook much, eh?  A couple of favorites in my house are the ones for my chocolate chip cookies (way better than any you will EVER eat anywhere) and my recipe for chocolate chip cake.

3.  Is the media manipulative?

Um.  Let’s see.  Liberal NBC and Conservative FOX.

Yes.  I think so.

I used to be naive.  I still am, in some ways.

I’m learning.

4.  Hubs and I saw Skyfall last weekend…are you a fan of the Bond films? If so, who’s your favorite Bond?

I do like the Bond films, although I could do without the sexual innuendo.  My favorite Bond…wow.  That’s a hard question!  I guess I like the current dude (don’t remember his name and am feeling to lazy to Google).  His eyes are beautiful!

5.  What is one thing you hope people never say about you?

I guess, at this point in my life/career, I’d hope that people would never say that I am a bad teacher.  I think that would hurt my feelings tremendously.

6.  What’s a nearby tourist attraction you’d like to see, but haven’t gotten around to visiting?

I want to visit Daytona…attend a NASCAR race.  I love NASCAR!!  The Mr. and I stayed at a hotel a few hundred yards away from the race track…when we went to see Chicky play a soccer game…and I’ve decided that this is something I must do one day.

7.  Where’s your favorite tree?

I don’t have a favorite tree right now, but when I was growing up, there was a Dogwood tree in my backyard.  I remember watching it bloom every Spring and being in awe of God’s beauty.

8.  My Random Thought

I’m having a blast with my students these days, although I’m exhausted as all get-out.

Yesterday, when one of my knitting girls walked into class, she declared, “Mrs. AuburnChick, I taught myself to cast on this weekend!”

She’d gotten frustrated at not being able to and, without use of the internet, figured out how to put stitches on her needles.

She’s learning how to be independent!

Another fun thing happened when I attended the first basketball game of the season.

Two of my current students are playing…one on Varsity…and a couple of others from last year are playing.

One of this year’s students, “R,” gets quite the ribbing in class from the girls.  They constantly call him “benchwarmer.”

Let me tell you that this boy may not have started the game, but he came off quickly and stayed in most of the game.

He had an impact, too, scoring basket after basket.

He’s an amazing young player.

I made quite the fool of myself, hollering, “That’s my boy,” every time he scored.

His smile after the game, despite losing, was priceless when I told him how proud I was.

I also told him that I had gotten pictures of him playing.  We’re going to have a little bit of fun with the girls tomorrow.


No matter how hard it was to go back to work after the long weekend, walking into school and being around the students makes me remember that I am doing what I am supposed to do, no matter how worn out, stressed, and overwhelmed I am.

12 Responses

  1. Dancings great, but if someone is watching, I don’t want to know it! 🙂 And dogwood trees are beautiful! They remind me of home because mom and dad’s property has loads of them.

  2. Absolutely dancing and I don’t care who’s watching!

  3. …I crochet [for decades] and thought I could teach myself to knit. Well, Mrs. Auburn Chick? I taught myself to cast on………..and that is as far as I got. The rest was way too confusing to me. My attempt looked like some cat scratched it all up. Seriously. Went back to crocheting. LOL

    NASCAR fan huh?

    Dang, I’ve never paid attention to his eyes…now I’m gonna have to check ’em out. [Daniel Craig by the way]

  4. I agree with you – DANCE! And, by reading your random thoughts I can say there is no way anyone can say you are a BAD teacher! I think it’s the opposite!

  5. Oh how I loved the dogwoods when we lived in the south! And yep – Daniel Craig’s eyes, ohmylanta…

  6. Oooh now you have me reconsidering my answer for the tourist attraction. We live down the road from RIR (Richmond Track) I bet it would be a neat experience to attend a Nascar race. We here them every time they are in town. Locals though hide in doors away from the insane influx of people and traffic. lol

  7. We used to live about a half a mile from the Charlotte Speedway in NC. You could hear the hum of those cars racing around the track. I always wanted to go to a race, but we were there only 18 mos., so I never got the chance. I’ve heard they’re a blast! Mark Martin, in fact, is from ARKANSAS!

  8. Your random thought made me smile. Teachers like you are what makes the difference in peoples’ lives. I had a couple of teachers that went out of their way to support us– in band, church, life, etc. Those are the teachers I remember and stay in touch with. Hopped over from the Hodgepodge.


  9. Your random thought made me smile. Teachers like you are the ones that make a difference in people’s lives. I had a few teachers that supported us in band, church, life… anything we were involved in. Those are the teachers I remember and still talk to today.

  10. I have a hard time dancing when people are looking, but I’m working on it!! I think the world could sure use a few more teachers like you. Your students are blessed! I hope you get to go to a NASCAR race in Daytona sometime.

  11. I just told hubs I’d like to go to a NASCAR race too. I think the people watching would be as much fun as the race!

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