Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Favorites Again

The best parts of this week:

1.  I have another running partner.  Since moving to town, K is joining L and me for the morning run.  Want to go for a walk?  Someone around here is always ready to go.  Need a run?  Plenty of partners.  I could get used to this!

2.  Spirit week.  Yesterday was Decade Day.  I borrowed K's Jackie Kennedy suit and heels--another perk of having her live so close.  Of course, most of the kids had no idea of what a Jackie Kennedy outfit looked like.  I finally started telling them that I was a teacher from the 1960s.  It was easier. 

3.  "Survivor," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Private Practice."  Some of my favorite shows started up again!  Thank goodness for DVR.  I may have time to watch them one of these days.

4.  My students wrote their "I Believe" papers this week.  These papers always renew my faith in teenagers.  I wrote about this writing assignment and showed my own paper here last year.  It is the one time every year that my students don't complain about writing. 

5.  A colleague is doing alterations on my dress for the wedding.  I bought it earlier in the summer.  That was 15 pounds ago.  The dress is simple, so the alterations aren't tough.  I'm just glad that I didn't have to do them myself.  Some things are just worth the money! 

This weekend is the celebration of the 150th anniversary of my ancestors settling on a creek bank in the Midwest.  The family farm is in the same county that those relatives chose 150 years ago.  I think the family understands these lines in Gone With the Wind--  "Why, land's the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts." 

I knew there was a reason I loved that book!


Mary said...

Congratulations on the 15 pounds! Love family reunions!

Kim said...

Yay on 15 pounds ago! Good for you! Congrats on the "birthday" for your family farm. How awesome! I love the Gone with the Wind quote, too. And you survived Spirit Week, always a challenge! Have a great weekend!

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

Hooray for running partners! I think I've become addicted again - my bp was high again last night and I thought, "Well, if I could go for a run, that would make it drop..." Glad you have all your loved ones so close to home. :)