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It’s a good time for silliness, A is with grandma till Sunday J and I are on a break of sorts…doing our own things.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?   Ten years ago, 1998.  May 1.  I live in Saratov Russia and was about a month and a half shy of coming home after 2 years there.  It was spring so I was probably out and about walking off all the Russian tea parties I sat through over the winter.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order): Today is over, my only things left are to do whatever I want, and maybe iron a dress for tomorrow…

Tomorrow, Friday…

Get up at 5:30 AM (this is easily consistently the hardest and most unpleasant part of my day)

Teach students for 6 hours straight with only a 20 minute lunch break from 7:55 AM til 1:45.

Sneak out as early as possible

Prepare dinner, probably cassoulet tomorrow.

Do as little as possible … it’s Friday!

3) Snacks I enjoy: Lately have been enamored of Oh’s! cereal, because I believe it is the most heavily sugared cereal available.  Fruit: melon, pineapple, apples, oranges, bananas.  Remember, I am pregnant.  Hummus.  Milk chocolate with almonds (dessert).   J says we like to snack on grubs and pork rinds.


4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:  

Large college trust fund for the young ones in my family (including neices, nephews)

Sink the rest into an account and move overseas and teach and help poor people.

Get a pedicure, regularly.

Pay off the house of my brother.

Buy nice clothes, but I am a sucker for nice clothes.

Buy a car that doesn’t need gasoline.

Live off the grid.

5) Three of my bad habits:

1. outspoken strong opinions

2. random disclosure

3. default worrying when it comes to child/spouse

6) 5 places I have lived:

1. Renton, Washington

2. Portland, Oregon

3. Vladimir and Saratov Russia

4. Quito, Ecuador

5. Puebla, Mexico

7) 5 jobs I have had:

What jobs haven’t I had?

1. barista, Starbucks
2. computer lab, Oregon State University

3. page, King County Library

4. Spanish teacher
5. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

8) 6 peeps I wanna know more about:

1.  aprilmay, whose blog I really enjoy

2.  Jane in Kyrgyzstan, whose pictures I really enjoy and whose stories I love even more, though I have a sneaking suspicion she won’t go for this…

3.  Mrs. Whatsit whose potlucks rock, I only wish I could actually eat the food and meet the people.

4.  Umm, sorry, that’s all I can think of.  I would say John Spencer because he is interesting, but he is a guy.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. AprilMay says:

    Girl, you want me to do a meme, LOL! OK…I never do them, but I will do it for you because I was in your shoes last year…pregnant, teaching, exhausted and going to strangle the next person who asked me if I was returning next year! I stayed home… I miss the students…I don’t miss the politics…I drive my old car.. I made the right choice!
    Although? Now they ask me if I am coming back NEXT year. ARRGGHH!
    Meme coming soon. 🙂

  2. admin says:

    Hey AprilMay thankyou for sharing, it is nice, i mean really nice to hear of other folks who been on the same little path.

    looking forward to your meme.

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