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September Musings and the HodgePodge

It’s hard to believe that it’s the second day of October!  Wow!  The temperature is starting to cool down a little, and there’s a crispness in the air when I leave each morning.  Along with the lovely weather, we have fun questions to answer on the Hodgepodge.  Join in by playing along on your own blog and linking up with Joyce!

1.  What’s one thing you learned in September?

In September, I re-learned that God’s plans are not my own.  Chicky’s knee injury was a painful reminder that God’s plans trump ours, and that we can choose to accept or resent those plans.  Fortunately, we have chosen to trust Him.

2.  Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, zucchini squash, or blech! hold the squash… what’s your favorite squash? What’s your favorite way to prepare your favorite squash?

I love squash, thanks to my country upbringing.  A few years ago, I discovered spaghetti squash, and what a delightful vegetable indeed!  I love the texture and the flavor, which is very mild.  Ultimately, though, cutting up squash, dicing an onion, and steaming the pot works fine with me.

3.  The older I get the_______________________________.

The older I get, the less patience I have for drama…especially in regard to adults.  I absolutely cannot stand to see adults engaging in drama…especially at work.  It’s so petty and undermines what we are there for.

4.  What’s your favorite television theme song ever?

I had to do a bit of googling for this one and found one I love…The Addams Family…classic!!

5.  What do you wish you’d spent more time doing five years ago?

Five years ago, I wish I’d spent more time sleeping.  This is my fourth year teaching, and I’m constantly sleep deprived in a way that no amount of sleep during the school year will replenish. It is only during the stress-free, no-lesson-planning time of summer that I feel completely refreshed.

6.  What item do you most need (or want) to add to your wardrobe this fall?

I really need some closed-toe shoes that I can wear with dress pants.  I live in flip flops and sandals most of the year, so the transition to covering up my tootsies is tough.

7.  On October 2, 1950 the Peanuts cartoon was introduced to the world. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?

When I was a child, I lived for Saturday mornings and my Justice League cartoons!  I loved the Wonder Twins, Batman and Robin, and everyone else.

8.  My Random Thought

Last week, teachers in my district received lead money…money to help us purchase supplies for our classroom.

Technically, I should have paid myself back for what I’ve already purchased this year; however, since I’m not feeling the pinch anymore, I figured I would just buy more stuff.

Take a look at what’s been arriving in the mail the last few days…

I feel the need to explain that I am not stalking Neal Shusterman.  Really.  I’m not.  I just love his writing…and his creativity…and his wicked use of twisted plots.  Seriously.

I bought the following book to replace the one that someone removed without my permission last year…

Oh, how I love buying books for my students to read.  They appreciate having new, relevant books, and I love that they are begging for more time to read during class.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

One Response

  1. Loved the Addams Family! Without a doubt, I’ll be singing their theme song in my head all morning long…and snapping my fingers! Yes, though often difficult to do, I have found that trusting in God’s plan is always best. That is quite the reading collection you have going on there…your students are so lucky!

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