Friday August 31, 2012
Well friends, I missed the party last week, and I missed hearing from you and about you. I’m linking up today with Susanne from Living to Tell the Story. Each Friday, we list our favorites of the past week. Hope you got to spend some time doing something you love.
My favorites for this week:
1. A new tea. My oldest son introduced me to Tazo Zen tea, a green tea with lemongrass and spearmint. Sometimes at school, I find I need a little caffeine, but not as much as a cup of coffee would give. This is perfect and tastes great!
2. The Middle Ages/ the Renaissance. I love these time periods! I’m blessed to start the year teaching the literature of these periods, and I so thoroughly enjoy it. I’m also making my way through Rutherfurd’s London and I’m reliving those times as I read. Love it.
3. Perspective. Oh, I so often need a new one. How easily I forget. Two posts jumped into my heart this week and flowed out onto the screen, The Fire and Point of View. Perspective is everything and I’m working on mine.
4. Family love. It’s great to have a family that loves. Even in hurt and when times are confusing, that love is still there—even long distance. Not a thing to be taken lightly.
5. A quote:
“I love working with teenagers. Somebody take my temperature!” (Laura Lee Groves)
Yeah, I said that. In fact, I posted it on Facebook the second day or so of school. It’s amazing…I really do love working with teens. I only have them 90 minutes at a time and I’m not their parent, so it’s easier than it sounds. (I’m also posting it here so I can go back and remind myself of that when I have a hard day…) I’m thankful to have a job I enjoy with kids and colleagues I really want to be with.
Bonus: We got an extra day off because of the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac. It was a messy, blustery day outside but no real danger and I got a lot done. I know Isaac is really doing damage now, though. Will you join me in praying for those affected by the hurricane?
Hope you get to spend your week doing something you love!