Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hodge Podging On A School Day

Welcome to the latest edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thanks for joining in here today. Answer the questions on your own blog, then add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure you at least say hi to the blogger who linked before you because that's what good neighbors do. Here we go-

1. Way back when (the Hodgepodge bicentennial to be precise) several of you submitted questions as part of a giveaway Joyce was hosting. She went back to that list for inspiration today and found a question  submitted by Marla, who blogs over at Marla's Musings. Thanks Marla!   Marla asks-At what age did you feel like a 'grown-up'? What keeps you young now?   You mean we are supposed to grow up?  Just kidding.  I felt like a grown up when I married the first time and immediately became the mother of two children.  I was ill prepared and not even 21 yet.  What keeps me young is the fact that I teach high school juniors and seniors.  Sometimes I think they forget that I am old enough to be their....grandmother.  
2. When did you last buy a vehicle? Was this by design or because you had no other option? Was the car/truck purchased for your own personal use or was it bought for someone else to drive? On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being delightful and 1 being 'pass the Excedrin') how would you rate the experience?  We bought the HHR in 2007.  My Malibu was starting to have problems so we bought a new one.  The experience overall was a 10.  I loved using the company we bought from.  I love the car and even though they don't make them anymore I will drive this one until I can't.  It has over 256K miles on it.  
3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?  I like all of these....but corn flakes.  I am not a huge fan of them.  I love them with summer grilled food and tomatoes sliced.
4. What's something in your life that regularly requires you to 'put your thinking cap on'?  That's easy-lesson plans for the week.  I teach at two the same system and they both want something different.
5.  Share a favorite movie set in a school or classroom, or whose theme relates to school days in some way.
 Mr. Holland's Opus, Stand and Deliver, McFarland USA, Remember the Titans, list could go on.
6. Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic' are commonly referred to as the three R's. What are the three R's in your life right now?  Road trips, resting after a grueling day at school, reality that school is back in session.  
7. What's something you've learned or tried recently you can say was as 'easy as ABC'?
Folk painting.  I don't know if it came easy or what....I am not artistic...but I am loving this and doing very well at it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.  Friday night football starts this week and we have our first pep rally.  Is Friday Night High School football a big deal where you live?  Here it is the place to be.  If the folks aren't AT they game they are listening to it on the radio.


Paige McDaniel said...

Folk painting sounds fun! You must be an artist if you'd even attempt such a thing. Well done! I live in Texas, so yes, football is the thing to do on Fridays; however, I don't participate in the frenzy. I've never even been to the new Cowboy Stadium.

Have a great week!

Nel said...

Love your answers! Friday Night Football - That is what life was like back when my kid was still in school. She was not physically involved in anything but we were there supporting. And that is how it still is. Even on away games...nothing like Small Town Friday Nights!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That would definitely make you grow up!!! I just love McFarland USA, what a great movie. Like your R's. Folk painting would be fun to try. It has been a long time since we have been involved with H.S. things so I don't have a clue if it is still a big deal.

Nonnie said...

You remembered a lot of movies about school. I don't care for corn flakes either, although I kind of remember liking Frosted Flakes because of Tony the Tiger. Are you taking art lessons?