It seems like 2018 is rushing to an end, which seems about par for the course for my life. Today, though, I’m taking as much of a break as possible.
If we were sharing our lives over coffee, we’d be curled up with some hot cocoa or coffee while watching all sorts of cooking shows (right now is Cake Wars) because I don’t want to cook today, but it is the season to make fun and festive foods of all sorts. Probably going to swap over to the Great British Baking show on Netflix in a bit… unless there are more Cake Wars.
Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: A Wild Ride!”
As a teacher, especially an English teacher, I am often faced with the sounds of moans and groans whenever we read… especially if the reading is for homework or in any way on their own. It’s a thing that has been particularly bothersome to me.
And now they (the mysterious they) have made me a Reading teacher as well. But instead of teaching kids how to love reading, I feel like I’m just testing them and making reading even more unpleasant for them than it already was.
It made me think… like really dig down deep and think, how do we get students to like reading?
Continue reading “What kind of Reader are you?”
Hello Coffee Share peeps! This week, if we were sharing stories over coffee, mine would be rather bitter. I’ve developed a taste for coffee without sugar, and just a splash of heavy cream. I need to get some sugar free flavored syrups because I do like the flavors (especially hazelnut), but I’m finding that I feel better with less sugar in my diet.
Come snuggle on the couch with me, and we’ll discuss while I binge some more Ancient Aliens (It seems to be my thing right now). And if you ask nicely, I’ll even share my discount, post-Halloween candy with you.
Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: #NaNoWriMo has begun!”
Hello Coffee Share peeps! This weekend you’ll find me in much better spirits! I’m still insanely busy, but I’ve made some decisions that I think will help me to be more balanced as I move forward.
One of those decisions was to be more decisive.
And thus, I voted this weekend! Continue reading “#Weekend Coffee Share: I voted!!”
Hi there, Coffee Share Peeps! Today, we’re having our coffee (or tea, in my case) in the local IHOP. I just got my nails done, and I still need to go to the grocery store, but I didn’t want to go to the store hungry, so…
Continue reading “#Weekend Coffee Share: Time For a New Guy? Perhaps…”
Hi there, Coffee Share Peeps! I’m sorry I wasn’t around last week: I was trying not to get sick… and I failed.
Every year, at the beginning of the school year, I get a cold or flu of some sort. This one was particularly nasty, and I probably should have stayed home Monday, but I was afraid that it would set a bad precedent. I’d missed on a “Monday” not too long ago (it was really a Tuesday because it was after a 3 day weekend, but you get the idea) because (if you remember) I accidentally gave myself food poisoning. Missing again on a Monday because I had a cold seemed suspicious… even though it was totally legit.
In fact, my voice sounds like a dying frog while we discuss the happenings of this week. So don’t mind me if I start coughing to get this phlegm out of my throat…
Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Of books and bubble baths!”
Good morning (or evening, or afternoon) Coffee Share Peeps! This week I have been in much higher spirits (I think) than the last time I posted. So we’re drinking coffee at the counter height dining table in the breakfast nook while I prepare for the #JustAddTea writing chat (on Twitter). Help me keep an ear out for the laundry; it has to be swapped soon and I forgot to turn on the buzzer for when it’s done.
It’s laundry day…
Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Found my rhythm.”