Little Lists [16]

Where to start? Even though February is an incredibly stressful time for teachers and the weather is dark and gloomy, I have found myself constantly inspired and laughing in between the difficult moments. So lately I have been grateful for…

Book clubs and hours of uninterrupted weekend reading. Just finished this and I have already gone back to re-read certain parts of it. Can’t wait for the movie.

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Friends who will do my make up at parties because I am hopeless. Also, seeing old friends that remind me of my roots and make me laugh until I can’t feel my face.

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Roommates who are kids at heart and are always game for laser tag or the latest Disney movie. And then when you run into your students at laser tag and you find yourself getting chased by 10 year olds with laser guns shouting, “Get the teachers!” Also, skunk butt rug.

Day trips to the New England coast. The Atlantic coast is rugged and rocky and beautiful and even though everything was closed we enjoyed the sunshine and sang nonstop the whole drive.

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We also went to Salem and found the American Hogwarts.

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And last but not least, a weekend trip to Chicago to see some of the coolest kids I know. So proud of these two and their bravery and so happy I got to see them and some of my other favorite faces.

We ate lots of junk food.

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Went to Bath and Body Works to smell all the smells.

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Got all dressed up for the big performance.

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And we touched Lake Michigan.

And to top it all off, the universe gave us a snow day yesterday. As much as I appreciate the day off, I think winter is over now. Ready for some spring memories and more warm weather things to be grateful for.

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