the usual.

going into this Christmas break, i fully expected to read an insane amount of books.  it is my usual MO during any break from school to immerse myself in thousands of pages, but for some reason, i only read about 2 1/2 this break.  before the break started, i told myself that it would be okay if i vegged a little.  i worked so hard last semester that i deserved a break, and i know that this semester may even be a little harder, so i need to soak it up while i can.  i basically lounged all break.  watched tv and movies.  slept in.  it was awesome…but i am sad to look at the pile of books that i haven’t read 😦

oh well, sometimes, it’s okay to take a break from the usual.

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blog survey!

stole this from trace 🙂

1. What color are your socks right now? grayish-brown.

2. What are you listening to right now ? Still Standing on abc family 🙂

3.  What was the last thing you ate? a delicious chicken fajita quesadilla 🙂

4. Can you drive a stick shift?  big fat negative.

5. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my momma 🙂

6. Do you like the person who sent this to you?  duh!  (i’m counting trace)

7. How old are you today?  24…hopefully there’s no quarter-life crisis in my near future 🙂

8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? FOOTBALL!  especially my Falcons!!

9.  What is your favorite drink?  i’m going to echo trace here: 2% milk.  i am also a little bit addicted to sweet tea 🙂

10. Have you ever dyed your hair?  nope.  well, i dyed a chunk of it pink one time, but that was several years ago, and it’s all grown out 🙂

11. Favorite food? macaroni and cheeeeeeeeese 🙂

12.  What is the last movie you watched?  True Grit.  and it was AWESOME.

13.  Favorite day of the year?  hmmmmmm…i don’t know if i can choose just one!  i love my birthday and thanksgiving 🙂

14. How do you vent?  definitely talk to trace and bek 🙂

15. What was your favorite toy as a child? my brother…hahaha.  actually, i really loved my ribbon dancer 🙂

16. What is your favorite season? i love fall 🙂  i don’t mind summer either 🙂

17. Cherries or Blueberries?  i’m with trace again: maraschino cherries!!

18. Do you want friends to e-mail you back? yep.

19. Who is the most likely to respond?  uhhhhhh…maybe trace will leave a comment?

20. Who is least likely to respond? everyone else.

21. Living situation? living in ksaw with two roomies: nicole and ash.

22. When was the last time you cried?  just a few hours ago…i cry a lot, actually.

23. What is on the floor of your closet right now?  shoes and a box full of craft supplies 🙂

24. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? not sending this…

25. What did you do last night? hung out with one of my faves and watched The Bachelor & The Craigslist Killer…dun dun dun!

26. What are you most afraid of? echoing trace again with losing those that i love…also, the dark.

27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese 🙂

28. Favorite dog breed?  we always had yorkies growing up, but i love love loooooooove my Buddy, who is a german shepherd/husky mix 🙂

29. Favorite day of the week? i love thursdays and saturdays 🙂

30. How many provinces/states have you lived in?  uno.

31. Diamonds or pearls? hmmm…why choose? haha – i wear both pearls and diamonds 🙂

32.  What is your favorite flower? any kind, really 🙂  i love fresh flowers.  also i love lilies and ranuncuclus.

33. Favorite color: purple, yellow & grey 🙂

34. Silver or gold? tough one.  i really can’t pick.

35 Favorite singer? oh man.  there are too many.  most listened to lately: Lee DeWyze and Cat Stevens 🙂

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1.1.11

wow.

new year.  new adventures.  new challenges.  new surprises.

can’t wait.

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this is happening.

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fall break.

i don’t think i realized how much i truly needed this little fall break until it actually got here.  i am loving having time to relax…still being productive and trying to get ahead, but also trying to appreciate this break and soak up my time.  i mean, it’s going to be at least two months until i get another chance to pause and breathe a little, so i want to enjoy it while i can 🙂

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middle school.

for the past several weeks, i’ve been student interning in a 7th grade language arts class.  as most of you know, i’m getting my masters in teaching secondary english (grades 6-12), so as a part of my program, i spend a semester in a middle school.  as some of you may also know, i was seriously dreading middle school.  no time during the application process or the first two semesters of the MAT program did it ever even cross my mind that i could possibly enjoy teaching middle school, so to say that i wasn’t all that thrilled about spending a semester with 11-13-year-olds is putting it mildly.  well, i just want to get this off my chest: i am in love with 7th grade.  although i am still excited for my high school placement in the spring, i’m loving every minute of my time in middle school.  12-year-olds are so funny, and there is still a part of them that just wants to be a kid and wants you to like them.  i don’t know.  i still think that i’ll like the content of high school classes better, but i’m just saying that if i get offered a middle school job next fall, i will totally take it…well, i think 🙂

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blueberry muffins.

is there really a better way to start the morning?

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