1. Are you married, do you have a bf, or are you flying free as a single lady/man?
You can see the answer to this question and a retro picture by clicking right HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the post.
2. Where did you grow up?
I lived in four states before I was six, but we finally settled in California, and I grew up in Orange County.
3. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what is his/her name?
I used to have one of those fish tanks as my screen saver. That's as close as I have come to having a pet. Some days, I can barely take care of myself!
4. What is a favorite TV show you are embarrassed to admit to watching?
I've admitted this before, but I check into Hoarders now and then (but not the ones with sad animals). As a multi-decade teacher, I have far too many books, materials, etc. That show makes me want to get up and organize--and throw things away!
5. Are you a saver or a spender?
I spend money on BOOKS. And paper. And office supplies. And more teaching materials. I don't buy much else (like clothes), but I have contributed mightily to the success of Starbucks.
6. What is your favorite children's book?
Hmmmm. Tough one. It's probably a tie between Island of the Blue Dolphin, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and The Cay.
7. Were you the class clown, teacher's pet, or neither?
I was a good student, but I was fairly reserved. I guess neither of those two titles would apply.
8. Who is your favorite athletic team?
I'm always cheering for whatever team my students have asked me to come and watch.
9. Where did you go on your last REALLY fun vacation?
I always love visiting my nieces in Washington. We enjoyed a fun road trip/camping adventure back from Washington to Southern California.
10. Who is your favorite actor? Actress?
I'll watch George Clooney in almost anything. I don't think I have a favorite actress.
11. Tell about the last time you cried because you were happy.
A few weeks ago, I held my second round of parent-teacher-student conferences. I had 32 out of 33 families attend a conference. I was talking about how much one student had TRULY grown and changed and become a more successful student... and I just fell apart.
12. What is your favorite season?
I love fall. September is one of my favorite months (I love the feeling of "newness" and that "do over" sense that I can do things better than the previous year...). I love Thanksgiving too!
13. What is your biggest regret?
My biggest regret is ongoing. My life is hectic and busy. I rarely slow down enough to appreciate all that is wonderful and precious. I need to SLOW DOWN and enjoy the many people and experiences and blessings in my life each day.
14. What food do you just NOT like at all?
Oh dear. I'm afraid this list is fairly lengthy. I am a peculiar eater. And a picky eater. I don't like my food to touch. I only like four or five vegetables. I don't like things with cilantro or tarragon. Or dill. Or sage. Or curry. Or anything spicy. I think I may not like food with taste. My friend always tells me I only like beige food: bread, potatoes, chicken, cream puffs, cheesecake, etc. This is not completely true, however, since I LOVE coffee and chocolate (although vanilla would have fit in better with the beige theme!)
LAST BUT NOT LEAST FOR MY [her] TEACHER BLOG....
15. Who was your most memorable teacher, and why?
I adored my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Moore. She made every child feel loved and appreciated. She got married the summer after we finished the school year... and she invited us all to her wedding! She gave me a chance to choose my own books and to LOVE reading. Although I have taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades, sixth is my favorite. I think that sentiment comes, in part, from my year with Mrs. Moore.
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