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Miscellaneous Monday

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Reading…still Allegheny Front. I don’t want to give up on it since I know I’m distracted with schoolwork and other life things. I really want to read something lighter and “beachy” but when I’ve picked up a few, I’ve put them back down. For some reason less-heavier books aren’t working for me and I don’t know why. Also, I know I have a huge stack of library books to pick up this week, so who knows what I’ll be reading.  I really want to start The Muse by Jessie Burton, but it doesn’t come out until later this month. Maybe another week or so.

Thinking…about assessments. Yes, it may seem like a snoozefest for some of you but it’s one of the classes I’m working on right now and already is raising my hackles. Not only are they biased towards different cultures and those learning a second language, but even so for girls. I have two daughters and thinking back to when their standardized math scores were low-average and the administration insisted on my oldest missing out on electives to take additional math classes. I wish I could go back and debate my concerns better and not seem like one of those crazy parents. I posted this on Instagram and it really hit me. I start a class for teaching reading to English Language Learners this week (yay!), so hopefully it will balance out the drier, disconcerting information.

Feeling…exhausted. I didn’t mean to be absent last week on the blog and elsewhere, but I had to have a procedure on Thursday. I’m fine, no worries. The unexpectedness, the build-up and recovery has worn me out. Of course, I overdid it and paying for it now.

Watching…Parks and Recreation. I’m only on season three but can I just say, again, how much I love it? All of it. It’s actually taking more of my attention away from reading! While channel surfing, I’ve stopped many times to watch shows on PBS. Cooking classes, travel, documentaries, BBC series, nature, music…it has everything that appeals to me. Instead of listing all of the shows I’ve watched, here is the link. Maybe I’ll write more about them later.

Needing…more time in the day.

Wanting…to plant things. I have a blank slate and don’t know where to begin.

Enjoying…golf? There I said it. I’ve fought against it for years. My husband is a huge golfer and I just could never get into it. I said “yes” to a ladies’ morning out with friends at a driving range and really liked it. My previous co-worker is a great golfer and she is the best teacher. She just might have turned my attitude around.

One little word…nature. (It’s what keeping me sane right now)

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Monday

  1. Parks & Rec is LITERALLY the best show ever!

    I really hate to do this to you but…I’m close to setting The Muse aside. I know, I know. There’s no pull, it is not singing to me. It’s not bad and maybe it’s me but I just don’t care about the characters or the story. I’m freaking out about it…

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