Monday, March 16, 2020

31 Things About Me

#SOL20 Day 16

Today I’m borrowing my format from Lisa Keeler and Melanie Meehan and Elisabeth Ellington.

I love to write lists, but not necessarily to-do lists.  Sometimes they overwhelm me.  Usually, when I don't know what to write or I'm almost out of time, I think a list should be an "easy" way to write SOMETHING!  This is not usually true.

In no particular order...

1. I buy loads of candy for PD sessions that I host throughout the year.  It is stored inside the 2-door metal cabinet in my classroom for safe keeping.  Because I know there are Almond Joys in there, I sometimes sneak one just to keep me going through the day.

2. I shop at Aldi and Sam's Club.  There's also a large subscribe and save delivery on my porch from Amazon once a month.  If you're wondering, I buy groceries and that's about it.

3. With four boys and a tall, handsome husband, I cook a lot.  We eat a lot.

4. I love for things to be neat and tidy.  However, I have little time to work hard making my things neat and tidy.

5. I'm the mom of four boys, ages 16, 13, 10, and 4.  

6. I have over ordered peach green tea through my Subscribe and Save and probably have enough to supply everyone in the challenge with at least a couple cups of tea.

7. I have an eclectic musical ear.  I have favorites from every genre and am open to trying most anything out.  I loved Sarah Dessen's book Just Listen (featuring a diversified musical array).

8. I'm the oldest of 5 kids raised in a family with a mostly single mom.  I am proud of the fact that we are all statistical anomalies, in that, we have all graduated with some level of college education coming from parents with no college education.

9.  I am a messy cooker and eater.  I do not enjoy cleaning up after myself.

10.  We have a huge lab, Lizzy, that is supposed to be my baby girl.  She weighs almost a hundred pounds and smells like something nasty about 90% of the time.  There are three cats at our house.  Buttercup and Sky are pets.  The black striped tabby in the barn doesn't really want to be a part of our family.  He comes and goes as he pleases.  We have chickens.  I love the eggs, but do NOT love the birds.

11. I drive a 2003 Suburban.  The ole girl is running good, but the dials are not working properly.  It makes for interesting conversation while traveling.

12. We have a farm a little over an hour and a half away from where we live.  It is in the county Todd and I grew up in.  We plan to retire there some day.

13. I do my own taxes.  It's not fun.

My paperwork/receipt piles being sorted for taxes.

14. I love most all sports.  I'm sad they are all paused right now.

15. I'll eat and drink most anything.  I'm on a tea kick these days.  Apparently, my inner granny is surfacing.

16. My phone habits consist of checking in the morning while I get ready.  Then possibly at lunch, when I realize I've left my phone at home (this happens once a week or so) and then right before bed, if I remember.  My phone is not attached to me.

17. Walking in the woods is one of my favorite things to do.

18. Our camper is our home away from home.  We joke to own a campground (land where we set our camper for the summer).  The neighbor girl and I are trying to convince Todd and her dad to put a pool in!  Ha!

19. This is harder than I thought it would be.

20. I can't believe I haven't really said anything about school and I'm on number 20!  I am a literacy coach in a school and district where I've also taught third grade and was a reading interventionist.  It is my second home.

21. Even though I value relationships above most else, I really don't want to be around people right now.  This has nothing to do with viruses.

22. It was just announced that we won't be back in school until at least April 6th, at least.  I'm not sure how to feel about this.  I guess I will be glad for the not-being-around-people-thing I just wrote.

23. Where do people living on the beach dream of vacationing?  I will always wonder this.

24. At the store today, G thought I should buy a "rock donut" necklace.  He said I would like it.

25. Crocs are my favorite shoes.  I have them in 9 different styles.  If you stand on concrete, I suggest trying them out.

26. I love fishing.  It's the nature thing.

27. This is my 6th year giving the SOLC a go.  My first year was tough and I gave up halfway through.

28. I dream of writing a novel, maybe YA or middle grades.  Something that represents the wonderful life of the Midwest.

29. Visiting all 50 states is also a dream of mine.  After that, I want to see castles in Europe.

30. I love having my fingernails and toenails painted and looking lovely.  However, I don't like people touching me, so it is up to me to do the lovely-ing up.  It is rarely done.

31. I am most happy that we are all meeting this writing challenge together!  We have made it to the halfway point and are going strong!  Thanks for joining me here!

1 comment:

  1. Great lists! I need to share my book, with 52 lists to make throughout the year, with you, but I haven't started it yet! =)
    Also on the college education of our parents, does mom's degree after-the-fact count? I don't think in the since you are talking about because there was not any knowledge to help transverse the going about college life.
    I need you to read Heartland and to hear your thoughts. I thought of that in your novel about the Midwest. It is a memoir.
    This was almost as random of a comment as your list was! Proud of you for slicing while in the woods!


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