Happy Hodgepodge!

I took last week off while I was hanging with my dad and I missed this! I am back with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond and I am ready to handle the difficult questions! LOL

And yes, I am having issues with my blog. My techno ninja is helping me with this! Maybe today isn't my day.

1. July 15 is National Give Something Away Day.What can you give away? Will you?

First thing I think of is cleaning out our closet and give away clothes that we do not wear! There are so many places that we can give donations. Other things would be my knowledge at school when working with students. It is the easiest one to do! LOL As for the clothes I will be going through it before fall so, no it will not be done on July 15.

2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.

I actually have a few!
  1. I got this
  2. Not my circus, not my monkeys
  3. Thank you, God
3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce aisle?

Well, we usually do it together. We eat out most of the days because of his job. He is on 24 hrs and off 48 hrs. Plus it is just the two of us. Sometimes it is easier to eat out …and cheaper too.

4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?

For 9 years, I did not have cable. I got whatever my rabbit ears picked up. Then LT came in my life and he said if I wanted to keep him I would get cable! LOL Not really but I did get it after we started dating. My embarrassing shows are the ones he introduced me to especially Alaskan Bush People on Discovery Channel

5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter-
that, went, honestly, absolutely, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless
Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?

Just. I use it too much! I read an article about it and have been so conscience of my over use of it. I will go back and rework the sentence to remove it! The other word is amazing, but I am keeping that word!

6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called 'The Granny Hair' trend. Your thoughts?

No. Just No. I guess because I am battling the onset of gray hair I can't understand this trend. 

7. A while back Buzz Feed asked members to share the most beautiful sentence they've read in a piece of literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've ever read in a piece of literature?

This has to be the hardest question ever!! Ok. I have been trying to be a better me and get over my need to be perfect. Harder than it sounds. I also have an issue of showing emotions (thanks to my family). Lastly, I am a people pleaser and put their needs/wants over my own (thanks mom). That doesn't mean I am not learning and striving to do better. I have made some leaps! I have read Brene Brown's Daring Greatly... love it! I am currently reading Gifts of Imperfection from her. My quote is from that book:

"It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves to be seen."

That is some powerful stuff right there. I love to tell my students they are in control of me; their choices dictate my choices. How funny I really never took that and applied it to my life. Food for thought

8. Insert your own random thought here.

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