Thursday Thirteen #18 (a little early)

thirteen ways my life is changing this year

1. I’m getting married!
2. I graduated my first “looped” class–two years with them was wonderful, painful, invigorating, exhausting, and something I’d love to do again.
3. Got back to reading in French!
4. Gave up on reading in French–and then tried again.
5. Got quite, quite close to thirty.
6. But not too close.
7. I really improved in my riding.
8. I am attending the San Marcos Writing Project!
9. I’m getting married.
10. I’m moving to England.
11. That deserves two spots–I’m moving to England!
12. I’ve committed to writing more articles for professional journals.
13. I’m getting married! And moving to England!

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Thursday ThirteenQ #17!

Thirteen Things about the first weeks of school!

1. We all agree, Eclipse is an excellent book.
2. My 7th graders are not quite all grown up–but they’ve mellowed some.
3. The new seating arrangement seems to be working.
4. Having the AC controlled at the DO is not a great idea–my room gets direct afternoon sunlight, and when the temperature hit 104 at lunch last week, my room was toasty!
5. I’m much more organized than last year–we’ll see how long that lasts.
6. It’s fun to eat lunch with my village-mates again.
7. Some of my kids lives are so much more complicated than any of us realize–it’s easy to understand why they cannot concentrate, but I still need them to concentrate.
8. Our first Scholastic Book Orders are going out this week. I’m so excited!
9. The new “online gradebook” our district has required us all to use will not be available online to the parents for awhile.
10. I’m sleeping the sleep of the exhausted.
11. It’s a little disconcerting to get up at 5am to run and have it still be warm outside. I hope the heatwave breaks soon.
12. Kids are funny. And wonderful. And aggravating.
13. Back to school Night is next week! I LOVE Back to School Night!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Melissa
2. Bubblegum 109
3. WAHM
4. Denise Patrick
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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

I’ve never really done one about me–so TT 16 it is!

Thirteen Things about Miss S

1. I startle very easily. As would be expected, middle schoolers find this hilarious.
2. I don’t remember learning how to read. I do remember a librarian taking a book away from me because it was “too difficult.” If I remember correctly, I then made my dad go check it out so I could finish it.
3. I am a very insecure confident person. Once I feel comfortable with a task, I can go ahead–but I am very hesitant until I really feel I know what I’m doing.
4. I wanted to be a vet when I was in middle school. Then, I figured out that someone who was deathly allergic to cats should probably avoid that as a profession.
5. I once hit my sister’s finger with a croquet ball. By accident! Her nail fell off!
6. I lived in fourteen houses before I was sixteen.
7. I love swimming, especially in the ocean.
8. I love rearranging my books. I think I just like physically handling them.
9. I was a commitment-phobe until I met my current significant other.
10. I like rainy days only if they are also days I can curl up with a good book. Otherwise, I get annoyed that I cannot curl up with a good book!
11. I re-read books. A lot.
12. I like to exercise. Right now, I’m running four times a week and horseback riding three times a week.
13. I love summer because of the fruits and vegetables that are available. Mmmmm, white nectarines!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Malcolm
2. Gattina
3. Laura
4. Nicholas
5. WAHM
6. Damozel

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Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!