Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eve

  Happy Easter Eve!  There's something about Easter that makes it my favorite treat-holiday.  It's not my favorite holiday (that is Christmas, hands down), but I love that Easter is all about pastels.  Pastel M&M's by the handful?  Don't mind if I do!  Pastel frosted sugar cookies?  Yes, please!  I love everything commercial about Easter.  I love decorating eggs.  I curse my age every year, for I want nothing more than to participate in an egg hunt (something I haven't done since I was 10, probably.  My parents got lazy after they thought I was too old).  I haven't spent Easter with my family in 8 years, and even when I did, it wasn't a big thing.  We didn't grow up going to church or identifying with any type of religion.  It was solely about seeing what kind of haul the good ol Easter Bunny would leave for us.  But I still have fond memories of Easter and the feeling of togetherness it brought.  Anytime my family woke up and spent a significant chunk of time together in the morning was a good morning.  It didn't happen often.  We did not live close to any relatives, so there was no going to grandma's for Easter dinner, or any of the usual traditions.
   After I went away to college, I started spending Easter with my roommate Siobhan in Sacramento.   It became a tradition for me to go to her house and do the traditional Easter I never got as a kid.  I think there have only been a few years in which I didn't go.  This would be one of them.  This broken ankle really puts a damper on my fun!
   The most comforting thing though, is that still, no matter what, my mom always sends me an Easter basket in the mail--even though it is so expensive to ship.  Happy Easter, everyone.  I hope you are continuing with your own traditions, or creating some new ones!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Good day :)

Nothing particularly awesome happened today, but it was a good day anyway.  My students were pretty good.  They all had very pleasant attitudes and smiling faces (with the exception of my not-so-good class, but even they were okay.  I really am going to miss them next year.  I really enjoy these kids.  Even when, as a group, they are not the best, as individuals, they are awesome kids.  I never thought I'd get this attached to middle school kids as I never wanted to teach middle school.  And really, I would jump at the chance to teach high school again in a second, but my 7th graders are great. :)