1) I think I work the hardest for my money in May. Between trying to wrangle crazy students, getting the end of the year "stuff" done and grading and assessing all the final jazz, it is one crazy ride. I am pooped.
2) I'm going to the eye doctor today. I think
if I could be any kind of doctor, I would totally be an optometrist.
They have all the coolest toys. Going makes me nervous, though. Better
one? Better two? I have no freaking clue.
3) Friday was
the official first sundress day of the season. I am OBSESSED with
sundresses and have a really hard time not buying them in March. So far
this season I have purchased four that I just couldn't resist. I love
that first day when you really realize that it is hot and it is going to
stay that way. The midwest is full of charm that way.
Speaking of summer, that means new recipes. Tonight, I'm making
gazpacho and maybe some corn salsa. This weekend I also want to try a
crab, avocado and corn salsa that I found on Pinterest. I love, love,
love the fresh veggies and summer nibbly dishes that summer brings.
Does Memorial Day weekend sneak up on everybody, or is it just me? Both
Kev and I forgot that we have a three day weekend this weekend for the
holiday and I am beyond pumped. Such a good teaser to get me through the
last few days of school.
6) Speaking of the last days
of school, recently I started a new twitter feed for professional,
teacher, education related items. If you are a teacher, follow me
@theycallmemrsg. Now I have all of my favorite YA writers, publishers,
education news people in one spot, and not mixed in with other zany
hijinks. If you are a teacher, you must follow me!
I'm thinking about doing a giveaway when I get to thirty followers....if
you have a google account but don't officially follow me, you should
get on that. Leave a comment, too, while you are at it. You'll make my
8) My crazy beasts are shedding like CRAZY lately.
I know it is the heat, but my house is repulsive. GoodNESS they are
fuzzy. Needless to say, I will NOT be wearing black for a while. Does
anybody know any good pet hair cleaner-upper type products?
I just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird with my eighth graders,
and they GOT it. They LOVED the Boo mystery, they adored the trial, and
their takeaways were profound and inspiring. I love teaching junior
high; I get to expose them to so many truly great books, and they can
really articulate some passionate opinions back to me. Leaving my last
school was the best thing that ever happened to me professionally, even
if I didn't realize it at the time.
10) I cannot keep a
manicure fresh. I just bought a special new 10 day wear topcoat from
Sally Hansen, and applied it over my pink on Sunday. I already have
three fingers chipped. What gives?
Leave me your magical secrets in the comments. Happy, sunny, wonderful Tuesday!