This week's Random Dozen from Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee:
1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
Not grumpy, but fussy. I like my toast cut into party squares (blame Mom for that one), and after the stroke the Mr. became a "bartender" trying to find a mix of juices that my tastebuds could tolerate. (Diet 7-up and pineapple juice finally did the trick!)
2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
Ya-Hooooooooo! I'm a teacher. It's in the DNA.
3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
Cooking. I just don't love it enough to work at it very hard.
4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
Nope, but I did hang up a few hearts in my trailer classroom. Spreading the love.
5. What song is on your mind today?
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
in time - It's easy.
"All You Need Is Love" (They keep putting great songs in commercials!)
6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
I prefer... movies!!! I can't pick. I LOVE THEM in any form, except horror or weird sci-fi.
7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.
There is a teacher mode that kicks in. You can't dwell on much of anything when you are trying to teach a room full of teenagers. By far the hardest time-- when Mom was so sick and then eventually died. You paste on a smile, suck it up, and deal. There really isn't much of a choice.
8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
His sense of humor. (High school speech class speeches--absolutely a riot! And by the way, always off the cuff. Homework wasn't on his radar in those days.)
9. When was the last time your heart raced?
Hmmm...a nightmare as I recall.
10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?
Those shoeboxes covered in white paper, paste, and pink and red hearts--our mailboxes!
11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?
I love those little conversation hearts--but chocolate and almonds are hard to beat.
12. Red or pink?
Red. Pink. Maroon. I love the red family! (Except in wine. Make mine white, though blush is good, too.)
And additional Valentine notes:
*The Student Council passed out "I am loved" pins to every student, teacher, and staff member this week. We could use the love.
*K and I went to see V-day movie "Dear John" last weekend.
*L and I have plans to see "Valentine's Day" this weekend.
And the Mr. is probably celebrating that he doesn't have to see either chick flick! (I haven't decided how to torture him for Valentine's Day, yet!)
PS. K passed her Administrative Leadership Exam. When paying $400 to take a test, it is a bonus not to have to re-take it! One last hoop to jump through before she graduates with her masters in administration this spring.