Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Informational Hodgepodge

I'll be honest, I have been falling down on the job at this blogging. I need to get my mojo back on and get to it. If you responded to me last week, I SWEAR I will reply to you this week. Thanks for being patient! Joyce has done it again. Haven't joined up? Get your booty over and get started! Let's see what I can figure out to write. LOL

1. When did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

Yesterday. I had a "surprise" observation from my principal. I felt like I skated on thin ice and skated over the details while teaching. Come to find out i did really well on my observation...at least better than I thought I did!



2.  What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?

Well, I am glad I am older than this generation and I can go on and on about them. But as for my generation? HMMMMM. I graduated in 1988. (I wanted to help you out on the year, but don't try to figure out my age). Maybe the biggest problem is not planning well for the future. We are not at retirement age. We see 50 in the horizon but think we have plenty of time to start saving. 



3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

Every day I wear my engagement ring and my FitBit. I love it when I finally make my steps and my FitBit vibrates on my wrist. I usually do a little dance.

For special occasions, I will wear a normal watch with my Tiffany's bracelet I got while in New York one year. Also if my fingers are feeling rather thin, I will wear my Mama's wedding ring.
 
4.  January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese?

Cheese can be like bacon, makes everything taste better, but I don't celebrate it.



My favorite dish made with cheese would be Mexican (any and all). I even like Mac n Cheese!

The last thing I ate with cheese was last night at Newk's. I had a cobb salad with cheddar cheese.

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?

Maybe the ignorance spouted out of the mouths of teenagers. They think they know things and totally believe in what they read on the internet. One moment was when I over heard teenagers talking about aliens. Now I am not saying there is not life out there, but the things they see and read on internet they take a gospel!
6. Your favorite book series?

I am a romance lover, but needs to have comedy in it. Here are three of my favorites (as in I read them over and over)

1. Miss Fortune Series by Jana DeLeon
2. Wicked Witches of the Midwest by Amanda M. Lee
3. Bobby Faye series by Toni McGee Causey

7. Why did you choose your profession?

I never went to school to be a teacher. I wanted to do something in history. I majored in both history and English. When I moved to Texas, I was hired to be a paraprofessional in a middle school. The state of Texas paid my way to become a teacher (I fit the criteria). When I started to work at the alternative school while finishing my degree is where I knew I had found my niche. I love working with at risk kids! Took a while to find it but, boom there it was.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Tomorrow, Jan 21 is my dad's 82 birthday. He and mama were born on the same day, four years apart. This will be his first birthday without her. He is a man who doesn't share emotions so I am not sure what he is truly thinking. We are gathering together as a family to celebrate him and hopefully easy any pain he may be hiding. 

Another random thought....I love my little white rat. He is definitely like a child to me. This morning, this is how I found him in bed. I have no idea how that blanket got on him! (FYI: He has to sleep in bed with his head on the side of the bed and his stinky booty touching me. He takes up my whole side of the bed and I sleep in the middle. Thankful we have a king size bed!