Highs and Lows

Highs

  • One of my students who believes I am forty four years old made a comment about how it must be difficult for me that I look so young for my age because my boyfriends (yes, plural) must look so old in comparison…he was genuinely concerned for me and it was pretty sweet
  • One of my kids brings me a tootsie roll nearly everyday. He’s found the way to my heart with this little treat
  • I got second place in my march madness suicide pool. I didn’t win any money but I’m still taking pride in my close second
  • It felt like spring for a few days in a row!!! I cannot even express the sheer joy I feel at the prospect of consistent sunshine
  • Cherry blossoms in the park…so pretty
  • My cousin and I met for a great Turkish dinner midweek
  • The train provided a little inspiration in the form of a Cole Hann ad…”be more interesting tomorrow than you are today”
  • I have friends coming to the city this weekend!
Lows
  • “Is Arizona a state?”…seriously?!
  • A student told me that it looked like I was wearing a shirt from my grandma’s closet and implied that the shirt made me look pregnant
  • I tried to take off my eye makeup only to realize my dark circles were not left over makeup that could be removed…eeek
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Highs and Lows

Highs

  • The kids were so sweet when we returned to school on Wednesday
  • It was a three day work week!
  • We went to Big Gay Ice Cream and it was fantastic…I’ll share more later
  • I’m reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In” and I love it. Her TED talk is awesome too and definitely worth 15 minutes of your time
  • One of my kids cleaned and organized my desk area, I was verrry appreciative
  • We celebrated another birthday at the tackiest Indian restaurant in the city and as always, it was awesome!
  • I finished my first 10k this morning!!
  • It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend in the city!
Lows
  • I saw a man walking through Central Park with a stroller…it was empty with the exception of a teddy bear…tell me that isn’t creepy
  • I left a bottle of wine on the bus…whoops!

Spring Breakin’

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Spring Break was nothing short of a gift from above. I was so lucky to start my vacation off with a bang in San Francisco, to enjoy the simple joys of San Diego, and to make a quick pit stop in Palm Desert. Seriously, could it get any better?

While I was spring breakin’, I got to see so many incredible people. I got to spend time with my favorite little ones, my family, my friends from high school, and even a few friends from college! In California got to load up on the best Mexican food, unreal pizza, and delicious homemade goodness. I also got to see the beach and the desert, as well as lots of sunshine!!…75 degrees and sunny was more than okay by me!

It was wonderful to go home and relax, now it’s back to the real world…wish me luck!

San Francisco Fun

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This lucky girl got to spend the weekend in San Francisco!…and, yes, I am speaking in the third person

I had the best time exploring the city with my best friend, Kaycie! She was such a good sport and took me to see all of the touristy hot spots, including golden gate park and the palace of fine arts. She even talked our cab driver into driving is down the super windy Lombard street! I loved it!

I got to meet her cat, her awesome roommates and her friends during my quick trip. I also got to see a bunch of my friends from Oregon which made me so happy!

The weekend was full of sunshine (something I had deeply missed) and we took advantage of the beautiful weather! We did a lot of walking and wandering, we lounged in the park, we drank good beer (Widmer, I had missed you!), and we ate amazing food! Oh, and we shopped…whoops!

The weekend was wonderful and I can’t wait to visit SF again soon!

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Highs and Lows

Highs

  • The kids were oddly calm on Monday
  • The Ducks are in the tourney! And, they won their first game!
  • My older kids have really been loving my duck stamp lately. I’ve heard “quack, quack”, “I want a ducky”, and “where is seƱor la quack?”
  • A bar right by my house has Ballast Point on tap…so crazy
  • My observation is over, and it went well! Fingers crossed I’m almost done with formal observations for the year
  • One of my students who is in the school’s culinary program brought me the most amazing pasta…so delicious
  • It is SPRING BREAK!!! I cannot express the sheer joy I feel right now
  • I fly to San Fran tonight! See you soon, Kayc!
Lows
  • People are crazy
  • I hate last minute meetings. Can’t a girl just ask for some warning?
  • Rumor has it we are officially in Spring…so why is it still snowing?

Highs and Lows

Highs

  • I got a little sunburnt and although a sunburn in itself is not a good thing, it is a sign of spring and that is a very good thing
  • A song from “Grease” was the hold music as I waited for an interpreter to assist me in calling a parent
  • This blog post is awesome
  • The sunrises in the Bronx have been amazing this week
  • It was really nice to meet the parents of some of my students during parent teacher conferences
  • It was also pretty great that after a long night of parent teacher conferences my friends and I got a ride to the train station…it was a bit safer than walking and much warmer
Lows
  • Busy, busy, busy…stressed, stressed, stressed
  • There are some people that I could just do without…too harsh?
  • I found a note on my desk that said “I have a crush on you” and didn’t like it. Creepy high schoolers…

Highs and Lows

Highs

  • I had an awesome birthday! Thank you for making me feel so loved!
  • I got an awesome happy birthday serenade from my kids that included a few soulful echoes
  • Public transportation was on my side on Monday night
  • Wednesday was a good, good day
  • My third period was absolutely silent as they took their test today. I may have been in complete shock but I was absolutely thrilled
  • I’m going to Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight!
Lows
  • I spotted a mouse in my classroom…he was just poking around under my feet as I sat at my desk…gross. Why are mice everywhere?
  • A student told me “snitches get stitches”…the comment wasn’t appreciated