Archive for September 2011

Super-quick thankfulness …

10. Dedication ceremony at our new high school

9. Fall premiere of Big Bang Theory

8. A former student taking time to thank me

7. Friends who understand – no matter what

6. Chocolate chip pie

5. College football

4. Laughter

3. 80s music

2. Manners

1. A sweet poem from my Stinkerbell


I have been a HUGE fan of George Clooney ever since he played Dr. Doug Ross on E/R.








Not to mention the fact that he played Ulysses Everett McGill in my second favorite movie of all time, O Brother, Where Art Thou?













He is timeless, and only gets better with age.














So, you can imagine the swooning that occurred when I discovered this commercial earlier in the week.  A girl can dream, right?!?

Continuing my Tuesday thankfulness:

10. Stinkerbell serving as the crown bearer at Homecoming

9. Helping the freshmen make their 1st Homecoming banner

8. Potato soup

7. Laughing with friends at work

6. A dependable babysitter

5. Spending Saturday at home

4. Ashton Kutcher’s debut on “Two and a Half Men”

3. Stinkerbell being selected to play a special part in “The Nutcracker”

2. Children singing in Worship on Sunday

1. Cooler temperatures

Whenever I hear Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, I cannot help but chuckle when she sings, “It’s a blacked-out blur, but I’m pretty sure it ruled!”

Have you ever seen any of the websites for failures?  I must admit that I get a lot of laugh time out of reading failblog.org.  This site often features what people post on the internet through Facebook, etc.  I am amazed by what people will put out there.  And, it makes me eternally grateful that my college and graduate school days were before the social networking phenomenon.  Can you imagine having your most embarrassing and often regrettable moments captured forever and broadcast for all of cyberspace to see?

I have decided to continue my Tuesday thankfulness.  This week, I am grateful for:

10. Folks who take time to read my blog

9. A great start to the school year

8. American Girl Club at our local library

7. Sharing a meal with my parents

6. Clemson’s victory over Wofford

5. Auburn’s victory over Mississippi State

4. Being asked to serve as a class sponsor

3. Reminiscing over pictures of my daughter

2. My sweet 3 & 4-year-old dance students

1. Vivid memories of 9/11 that I will never forget

A fellow blogger discovered and introduced an extremely funny website a while back.  Suri’s Burn Book has a very clever premise, and it has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit for a good laugh.  If you enjoy following popular culture and celebrities, you should definitely check it out.

Things have been ridiculously busy lately.  Consequently, I needed to slow down to remember some of my favorite things from the past week:

10. “Clifford the Big Red Dog”  provided a much-needed break from all the tween Disney shows.

9. Our hairdresser made my daughter’s summer by giving her a hot pink feather for her hair.

8. I enjoyed listening to my iTunes while I set up my classroom.

7. It’s wonderful to have crisp, clean sheets on the bed after a long day.

6. Attending “Meet the Teacher” at Stinkerbell’s school assured me she will be in good hands this year.

5. We finally got some desperately needed rain.

4. Adele’s “Someone Like You” is brilliant.

3. The college football season is finally here.

2. Samuel Adams “Octoberfest” is back.

1. We are headed back to school for another great year.


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