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139/365 – Time to…

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Well first of all, wow, thanks for the overwhelming response regarding yesterday’s blog – I appreciate all the comments and I still have quite a few to reply to. Anyway, I’ve decided that I will continue to blog on a pretty regular basis about whatever floats my boat because I like doing it… And on the days when I have nothing to say, I just won’t post.  It’s not rocket science now, is it? :o)

In other news, I’ve started packing up my classroom… it’s that time. I mean, according to the administrators they would say no, it’s not time but… well, I live in a 3rd floor apartment and taking everything home (and up those stairs!) on the two work days after school is out is just impossible. Especially considering that I’ve apparently alienated the two men in my life that used to help me carry things up. :p

Anyway, I’m pretty discreet about it… I just slowly start putting in boxes the things that the kids aren’t using… and take home a box a day. Meanwhile, a different kindergarten teacher walked to her car today with 7 of her students, each of them (and her) carrying a box! If I tried that, I would have gotten caught and in trouble, lol!

And in completely random news, I was talking to my mom and was mentioning new movies coming out (that “Julie & Julia” one, to be specific) and she had the idea that she would like us to maybe take cooking classes when I move to Houston. Just one night a week… I think it’s a nice idea! Especially considering how I completely *fail* at cooking. Sweet.  Unless it’s all asparagus souffles, like she’s thinking… that’s so NOT my idea of yummyness!

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I’ll be honest… I did not go outside with the intentions of taking a picture of this lock. I felt lazy after a long, hard day at work and was going to take some pictures of the flowers. Then I wandered around some more and found this shed on school property. And for some reason, the lock looked interesting to me, along with the texture of the wood underneath it. Hmm.

I was debating on taking a picture of the book I just finished reading instead. The title is I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, and it’s a memoir by Giulia Melucci. When I gave the name of the book to the sales associate at the book store, the guy seriously chucked. It’s a good thing I asked though – the book has recipes in it, and was therefore located in the cooking section of the store. I would have never guessed…

By the way, is there anything better than a good book? (don’t answer that) When I was younger, I used to DEVOUR books… I’d stay up til all hours, finishing a book as fast as possible. These days I take my time, try to savor it… I read maybe only a chapter or two at night, right before bed or in a Lush bubble bath. And I hate when I get to the very end of the book, when I know the end is near and I’m about to have to say goodbye to the world I’ve been living in. I felt that way with the book I just finished.

The good news about finishing the book, however, is that maybe I’ll eat less pasta now. Every time I picked up the book, or even thought about it, I was suddenly hungry for some spaghetti. I have eaten more pasta in the past 2 weeks than most people eat in a few months, I’m sure! But it’s one of the only things I know how to cook without ruining – gotta stick with what you know!

Now I’m on the quest for a new book to read. I have a couple in mind, a list on my Blackberry… but if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!