1 – I’ve worn glasses since I was 5. I’m 48. My most memorable pair were big and red.
2 – I never take the sleeve when I get a cup of coffee out. I love the feeling of a hot drink in my hands. (and the sleeve is quite wasteful, too)
3 – I had the cold but I love to ski.
4 – I’ve run 5 over night relays which are more about friendship and silly fun than running.
5 – I think kids are smarter than we are.
6 – I eat a hard boiled egg every morning.
7- I have at least two pieces of dark chocolate after lunch and dinner every day after lunch and dinner.
8 – 31 things about me is hard
9 – I need a new journal. Playing with 31 things about me in my journal and I discovered I only have 2 pages left.
10 – I have three daughters who can drive me crazy but I am in awe watching them live, learn and grow. I am blessed.
11 – Hannah’s a freshman in college. If I were stuck on an island, I’d love to have Hannah with me. She’s resourceful and strong.
12 – Grace is a junior in high school. If I were headed to a party, I’d love to have Grace with me. She’s social and silly.
13 – Megan is in 7th grade. If I were sick, I’d love to have Megan with me. She is nurturing and empathetic.
14 – My husband brings incredible silliness and laughter to our family and home. He’s also addicted to skiing. He’s quite good.
15 – I dream, we dream of getting in an RV and seeing this coutry.
16 – I hate coffee breath.
17 – Eggplant is my favorite food. I get incredible satisfaction from growing it in our garden. I love grilling it, roasting it, lightly frying it. Then when I fry it, I freeze it and eat in November – nothing better!
18 – Back to Billy, my husband. He cuts and sections a grapefruit for us every morning. He sections it perfectly.
19 – I don’t like a lined journal. I prefer the wide open blank page of a sketch journal.
20 – I’ve been teaching for 27 years – not quite sure how that happened – I’m only 20 years old 😉
21 – I’ve was a 2nd grade teacher, a 3rd grade teacher, a math support teacher and now I am a literacy specialist. All in the same district.
22 – I’m a Burn Boot Camp addict. I’m addicted to the camps and the people that go to those camps.
23 – Emptying the dishwasher is my least favorite chore. I’d rather clean a toilet!
24 – My favorite summer job was as a cement mason, pouring side walks all around “the littlest state in the union” – Rhode Island.
25 – I’m watching gently falling snow right now.
26 – A sharpie ultra fine point black pen is my writing utensil of choice.
27 – I was published in Primary Voices a long time ago because Karen Ernst da Silva and Katie Wood Ray believed with me (humbleswede was also in that issue).
28 – If Say Yes to the Dress is on TV, I can sit and watch episode after episode after episode. Not sure why. The only thing I can figure is that I never went wedding dress shopping because I wore my mother’s wedding dress!
29 – My journal helps me think.
30- My journal helsp me really listen to children. I often write what they say. I think that when I do that, I validate them and what they have to say.
31 – I did it! PHEW! That was harder than I thought it would be. Thanks to Lisa and Melanie for the ispiration!