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Michelle.
Lover of music, books, movies, TV, roller derby, coffee, festivals, theatre, interior design, LIFE.

How are you doing? How was your day?

edukaition:

I genuinely want to know. Just feel like catching up with you guys tonight. :)

My day was long with no actual break.  Bus evacuation drill first thing this morning.  I rushed back inside to teach my 10s first block.  Then, I had sub coverage to work on IPPs second block (some of the 8s were terrible for the sub despite warnings - there will be consequences).  I had supervision at lunch and stuffed a sandwich in my face just in time to teach my 8Honours class.  Finally, it was back to work on IPPs during my prep last block.  Didn’t even have time to answer emails from parents until the end of the day.  Stayed after to do some photocopying and then spent my evening marking.  I did treat myself to a brownie once I finished all my work this evening, so that was a plus.

Homemade pumpkin purée and one of the finished products. The crust was deliciously light and flaky and the filling had just the right combination of spices (I don’t really measure). Third year making my pumpkin pies from scratch was definitely a win. Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

simply-divine-creation:

Style Me Pretty

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! I’m planning to stuff my face with copious amounts of the from scratch pumpkin pie I made this afternoon. I’m thankful for friends, family, roller derby, my job/my students, books and music!

simply-divine-creation:

Style Me Pretty

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! I’m planning to stuff my face with copious amounts of the from scratch pumpkin pie I made this afternoon.

I’m thankful for friends, family, roller derby, my job/my students, books and music!

Despite how utterly exhausted I’ve been this week, I spent my Thursday evening enjoying some amazing music! I’ve waited 13 years to see Ryan Adams do a headlining show in my city and the wait was well worth it. butchwalker put on a fantastic show as the opening act. I will definitely be buying his new album when it comes out (I do own Left of Self-centred, but that album is a decade old now). And Ryan Adams literally took my breath away with over 2 hours of music, lots of awesome ranting and jokes, and a crazy weird crowd in the most beautiful venue in my city. He even played a song from one of my favourite albums as an encore (This House Is Not For Sale from Love is Hell Pt. 1). I even managed to snag a (not entirely accurate) set list without even asking! One of the tweets I posted after the show was retweeted by Ryan Adams and has now taken on a life of its own. 35 favourites and 21 retweets in less than 24 hours; this has never happened to me before. Even Liz fuckin’ Phair favourited my tweet! Despite how exhausted I was today, it was totally worth it.

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

chibird:

I really needed a naptime after lunch in high school… man. :P There should be like, one-time workshops on life skills you need to succeed though.

I am kinda into this. All Virginia students have to take a finance course to graduate, but a life skills class would be nice.Who wouldn’t like a nap every day?

All students in Alberta (Canada) are required to take CALM ( Career and Life Management) in order to get their high school diploma.  It covers healthy social/emotional/psychological/relationship choices, finance/budgeting, job and interview skills, and more. Students don’t usually take it seriously and often take it through distance learning or outreach, so it doesn’t mess up their timetables.  It’s a great course though.

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

chibird:

I really needed a naptime after lunch in high school… man. :P There should be like, one-time workshops on life skills you need to succeed though.

I am kinda into this. All Virginia students have to take a finance course to graduate, but a life skills class would be nice.

Who wouldn’t like a nap every day?

All students in Alberta (Canada) are required to take CALM ( Career and Life Management) in order to get their high school diploma. It covers healthy social/emotional/psychological/relationship choices, finance/budgeting, job and interview skills, and more. Students don’t usually take it seriously and often take it through distance learning or outreach, so it doesn’t mess up their timetables. It’s a great course though.

Productivity!

I had a hugely productive weekend!

  • went for brunch
  • saw Gone Girl
  • ran some errands (bridal shower gift, toiletries, etc.)
  • attended a bridal shower
  • did a mountain of laundry, including putting away everything that is not hanging to dry
  • marked 3 class sets of short story reading comprehension questions
  • finished marking a geography assignment
  • marked a set of Social Studies question

And all of next week was planned and handouts were photocopied before I left school on Friday. 

I still feel behind though.  I have to write my Professional Growth Plan for the year, mark 4 class sets of paragraphs, and a set of reading comprehension questions before Thursday.  Tomorrow evening I have roller derby practice and a meeting and Thursday evening I’m going to see Ryan Adams, so all my work needs to get done during my prep time or on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.  Wish me luck!  I’m hoping to get it all done before PD on Friday and (Canadian) Thanksgiving this upcoming weekend.

After spending my day eating delicious food (brunch) and seeing a great movie (Gone Girl), I’m now spending my evening marking.

veronicamars:

You know what’s coming up? October 3rd. Are you doing anything special to mark the one year anniversary of Lilly Kane’s murder?

(via annaverity)

Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’

Lena Dunham (x)

Why I love her and why you should too.

(via taylorswift)

(Source: mylittlebookofquotes, via anoraborealis)