Went to a meeting today that ended before time, which included everyone checking their schedules and setting the next meeting. A+ work, team!
And with that, my participation in the 2017 A to Z Challenge has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who read and/or commented on my posts as I explored my theme of gratitude.
I also did two (two!) month-long blogging challenges back to back and I am exhausted. I’m going back to my once per week posting schedule for now. Of course, Armchair Book Expo is right around the corner… (and for once I won’t be teaching during it!).
I spent all day today talking to super cool people which is totally my jam. Not only that but I got a chance to celebrate a milestone in someone’s life while also catching up with a friend. Win win win all around, I’d say.
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for Y.
When I was looking to buy a new car a few years ago, one of the the salesmen at the Toyota dealership was telling me how great keyless entry is and how you only need the key fob and blah blah blah. I told him that I wanted a car with an actual key to open the door. “But you won’t need it,” he insisted. “That’s what the key fob is for.”
Guess whose key fob has been sometime-y about unlocking and locking when I push the button?
Guess who has had to use the actual key to open the door several times in the past week or so?
Guess who would have been really pissed if she were locked out of her car because the key fob didn’t work and there were no other way to get in?
So yes. Good job, past me.
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for X.
Today’s topic was given to me by my friend, TNT, who shared that she’s been natural almost 20 years, which reminded me that it’s been almost 20 years for me, too. When I told her that, she asked, “What’s your hair story?”
I got my first relaxer when I was 9 or 10, and I remember the stylist marveling that it was “bone straight.” And so it went until after I went to college and especially after I had my daughter. Then, I started waiting longer and longer between touch ups. I waffled quite a while between making the big chop and transitioning while wearing extensions.
Me being me and because this was before the natural hair care explosion on the internet, I used Let’s Talk Hair by Pamela Farrell and Good Hair by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner as my guides. (I found them by, of course, going to the library.)
So, yes, I went on my church retreat and it was quite relaxing and delightful. I took several naps and even got to play Catan, which I now want to play again. Don’t worry. I have pretty much already set up a game night to make that happen.
Ah, the beauty of retreat.
Speaking of the beauty of retreat, here is a picture of my view from the dock on Saturday morning.
This weekend is my church’s annual all-church retreat, and I have been looking forward to it since missing last year’s.
It’s super chill and a great way to catch up with people I don’t normally get to see because of our busy, busy lives. My plan is to do nothing even though I have been specifically invited to one workshop.
I mean, I did sign up to host a workshop, but I tried to make it as low-key as possible. (I’m hosting a game hour. Bring your games, sit at tables, play. Simple.)
Here’s to hoping I get all my grading done before I go since work is strictly verboten. I have declared it so.
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for S.
Okay, so I already posted about this on Facebook, but it fits perfectly with the letter for today, so I’m going for it again.
I got to use a transparency today for the first time in years! YEARS, I tell you.
See, we have doc cams in almost every classroom here, which makes transparencies unnecessary and obsolete. But the classroom I was teaching in today doesn’t, and I needed to go over a student draft. What was I to do? AND THEN I REMEMBERED.
I got to use the bypass tray on the copier and everything.