1. Can you believe it's the end of January? What was the best day of January 2017 for you, and why?
I just saw Miranda Lambert for the third time and it was easily the best of her shows. The openers are great, and she is just musically in the best place she's ever been in. Singing and dancing at that show was one of the few moments of pure and absolute joy I felt this month. If the Highway Vagabond tour comes your way, I strongly suggest going!
2. What sounds make up the background noise in your life?
The sound of relentless junior high chatter. It's Spirit Week in these parts and it is noisy.
3. I read on the Power of Positivity website a list of ten things to drop from your life right now. They are-
anger outbursts, people who put you down, regret, negative self talk, being a people pleaser, the notion you need to be perfect, the past (but keep the lessons learned!), gossip and judgment, comparing yourself to others, and the word hate (focus on what you love instead)
Which thing on the list do you most need to drop? Are you trying or will you try?
I am a people pleaser at my very root. I talk a lot of stuff, but I care what people think about me and I don't like conflict. And if people aren't okay with me, I fret. I'd be okay with dropping some of that.
4. What is sacred to you?
My time. Don't waste it. Don't take advantage of my willingness to help. Don't expect more of me than you are willing to give yourself. Also, don't ask me to get up really early on Saturdays. I may do it, but I will whine.
5. January is National Oatmeal month. Are you a fan, and if so how do you like it?
For a long time, I couldn't stand it. Now, if I have time to make it, I like to add brown sugar, apples and a little bit of peanut butter. So basically, I make a cookie.
6. What feelings does twilight stir up in you?
I love a good sunset. I'm assuming that you mean time of day and not a poorly written YA series. Of course, that stirs up some feelings too.
7. Something you're looking forward to next month?
I'm looking forward to hanging out with my bestie a little later this month. We don't get to see each other as often anymore, so any time we get to spend together is pretty special.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm a little sad that is doesn't look like we will really have any snow days here this year. Winter has been warmer and wetter than normal, which happens here some years. While this means we will get out of school a little earlier, there's something fun about getting an unplanned day off now and again. Plus, no snow makes for a very long February and March. But such is the life of a teacher, I suppose.