English and journalism teacher. Reader. Writer. Photographer. Wife. Music-lover. Doggy momma.
Because if I have to write three days of lesson plans when it’s 75 degrees and sunny in my backyard, I’m gonna sit out there under our pavilion and avocado tree, listen to Fleetwood Mac, and drink beer while I do it.
Today, we had a staff meeting this morning and I didn’t have to be in charge at all. It wasn’t our department, or my PLC, or our accreditation process, and I got to sit and be a normal staff member. It was amazing.
Today, I wasn’t prepared for class, so when my kids came in in the morning, I said, “I’m a bit unprepared. I know you aren’t normally allowed to work on homework during SSR, but today I’m going to let you since I’m still working on mine. Enjoy.” And they actually did it. And I think they respected my honesty.
Today, we did Socratic Seminars for the first time, and I warned them that the first one is always awkward and that they should just embrace the awkward. And during one of those moments one of my students said, “Just embrace the awkward, guys. It’s OK.” And it made me smile for so many reasons.
Today, I loved being a teacher. And I feel that after more than a week of hellish days, and before our big committee visit next week, this good day should be memorialized.
I have to attend an all-day meeting this week to work on course outlines with the other high school and middle schools in our district. I don’t want to because of difficult personalities and philosophical disagreements. At first I was like, “well, at least they’re feeding us.” And then I realized that means we can’t leave. I was lamenting to my principal today that I would probably need an afternoon coffee to get through the day.
In this situation, a good principal would say, “You’ll be fine. Just text me and I’ll bring you afternoon coffee.”
A great one would say, “Remember, stay away from those philosophical situations. Let the assistant superintendent deal with them. It’s not your battle to fight.”
And mine said both.
First there was not enough coffee in the world for today. Now, there’s not enough wine.
But I do have Powerberries.
Take that, awful Monday!
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- Oily skin
- Acne-prone skin
- Acne scars (hyper pigmentation)
- Sensitive skin
At $38, this foundation is pricy, but worth it. It is a vegan formula with medium…
I was just texting theimprobablefiction about this kind of stuff today:
Foundation: Clinique Acne Solutions $27
I have combination skin that is very prone to breakouts, and I love this. I used Bare Minerals for a long time, and I still got shiny halfway through the day. This is amazing. It goes on thin, so it’s great for building in reddish spots, and it keeps my skin dry and soft all day. And, it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. It’s expensive, but so worth it.
Blush, Bronzer, Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, and Powder: all Bare Minerals
Everyday lip gloss: Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm (LOVE IT) $3.30
Going out lipgloss: some type of Sephora gloss. It’s OK.
Things I’m in the market for:
- A legit concealer. I’m thinking Vichy Dermablend.
- An under the eye concealer
- Blush/highlighter two-pack
So, I did a few things I hate today: grocery shopping, dishes/clean kitchen, and laundry. I did them because the hubs hasn’t had a day off in a couple weeks, and I’m not an asshole.
And I bought salmon and other yummy things for us to eat when he gets done working tonight. Including a yummy craft (Lagunitas, whaaaat!) beer in a 22 oz bottle to share. And I rushed to get my work done.
And then he called and said he
offered ”had to” stay late because another employee’s parents (teenagers, man) were calling and he had to leave.
And now I’m wondering if I should make the dinner anyway and drink the beer anyway. Or if I should just wait and be patient. I’d be waiting an hour or so.
I also have no cable, so I appreciate your Oscar live-blogging. And I really want pizza now.