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My gratitude for this week:

10. Exciting new dance season for Stinkerbell

9. Getting back into my school groove

8. New leads for my Rodan+Fields business

7. Funny memes on Facebook

6. Catching up with my teacher friends

5. Watching movies on a lazy Saturday

4. Spending time with my parents

3. Great workouts with my trainer

2. Getting back into prepping my meals

1. Visits with my special someone

My thanks for the week:

10. My Stinkerbell turning 13 years old!

9. Fun weekend of birthday celebrations for Stinkerbell

8. Being able to sleep in a little on the weekend

7. Great win for Rickie Fowler

6. White Coyote from Coyote Coffee

5. Getting over some back issues

4. Holmes & Watson on Elementary

3. Complete craziness on The Following

2. Keeping up with friends on Facebook

1. Laughing at my special someone

Gratitude for the week:

10. Stinkerbell getting her braces off!

9. Good news at my school

8. Finding bargains

7. Keeping up with friends on Facebook

6. The Bible mini-series on History

5. Completing 5 books in The Year of the Bible

4. Laughing at silly things

3. Beautiful Saturday on the lake

2. Great evening listening to folks play good music

1. Extra time with my special someone

Christmastime gratitude:

10. Stinkerbell loving everything Santa brought

9. Christmas Eve gathering with my family

8. New TV for my bedroom

7. Time off from school

6. Stinkerbell’s Christmas party at dance

5. Awesome Christmas music by our church choir

4. Reading The Night Before Christmas with Stinkerbell

3. Leaving reindeer food in the yard on Christmas Eve

2. Seeing all my friends’ children via Facebook

1. Memories of last Christmas with my special someone

This week, I am especially grateful for:

10. Having 1,042 views of my blog to date

9. College football

8. Gorgeous fall colors

7. Facebook pictures of my friends’ children

6. The Grateful Dead

5. Sweet dance students

4. Sugar & cream with a little bit of coffee

3. Dr. Sheldon Cooper

2. Blasts from the past

1. Veterans who have served our country

So, my high school reunion is this evening.  It has officially been … wait for it … twenty years since we graduated!  We are expecting about ninety people, and I am genuinely looking forward to seeing everyone.  And while the phenomenon of Facebook has allowed folks to reconnect and show off pictures of our children, etc., it should be a lot of fun to actually talk to one another and catch up.  In many ways, it doesn’t seem like twenty whole years have passed by.  But, I am happy to be where I am in my life.  I have a beautiful daughter, a loving family, and a job that I enjoy and feel called to do.

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?


Posted on: July 2, 2011

Because I teach teenagers, I am accustomed to hearing the word “like” all of the time.  True story: One of my students actually uttered the phrase, “He like died and stuff”!  Obviously, this comment drew quite a bit of teasing from the rest of the class, myself included.  We all wanted to know exactly what “and stuff” meant?  Nevertheless, you don’t have to be a teenager to use “like” in your everyday conversations — both spoken and written.  It is fascinating to observe the use of “like” online.  Everything you read on the internet — whether it be a Facebook post, blog entry, or news article — has a “like” button.  I must admit that I am guilty of using this “like” feature frequently.  For instance, sometimes you don’t want to write/type an actual response, but you still feel compelled to respond in some sort of fashion.  Problem solved … just hit the “like” button!

While on vacation, I was amazed by the get-ups some people actually wear out in public.  In fact, I posted something similar on Facebook when I encountered one too many folks hanging out in various ways from their clothing.  I’m no fashionista, and the Victoria’s Secret catalog people are not hounding me to do a photo shoot.  But, I do at least look in a mirror before I wear anything outside of my home that other people can and will see.

I can always count on at least two or three people to post something about “Hump Day” on Facebook every time Wednesday rolls around.  This always makes me think that we spend a great deal of time wishing our lives away!  I have been especially prone to this behavior during the current school year.  Third grade has been a major transition year for Grayson, and she has been given a ridiculous amount of school work.  In addition, one of the classes that I teach has been a constant struggle.  Consequently, we have several count-downs going right now: 1) upcoming dance competition, 2) Grayson’s birthday, 3) the school calendar winding down, and most importantly … 4) our Disney World vacation next month!


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