Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday's Friday Five: Last Couple of Days

The Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals is this:
1.  What is the best thing you have had to eat in the last couple of days?
2.  What is the topic/subject of the best thing you have read in the last couple of days?
3.  Who would you like to give a shout out to that has been in your life the last couple of days?
4.  How have you practiced self-care in the last couple of days?
5.   Use the following words in a sentence:    couple, shutter, smile, pillow, groan, skip, baby elephant, red shoes.

Here's my response:
The best thing I've eaten in the past few days:  I'm going with the absolutely perfect grapefruit I ate.  I love to eat them like an orange, peeling the skin off, then picking off all the pith. Then I gently tear off the membrane to get to the juicy fruit itself.  I love the sweet tang of both the juice and its scent.
Topic of the best thing I've read:  I just finished a book called "Soy Sauce for Beginners."  I learned a great deal about how soy sauce is made, although the topic was really the protagonist's journey of self discovery.
Shout out:  This has to be my 6th graders!  They've had an awesome week, coming back after the 2 week holiday.  We started a new novel on Monday that they are loving, and they are making vocabulary connections like there's no tomorrow!  They have reminded me why teaching can still be fun and rewarding - a feeling that's been really hard to sustain against the flood of anti-teacher/anti-public school invective we've been experiencing.
Self-care:  Not so much.  I did come home from school yesterday afternoon, however, and I took a 40 minute nap.
Sentence In my dream I smiled as the baby elephant in red shoes skipped between a couple of fig trees, and as the shutter groaned in the breeze, I shifted my head on the pillow.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Love the "self-care" and "sentence"!