November 2008: Inbrief

Quote of the Month: 

“What did you think you were saying in your head? Because that ain’t what came out of your mouth?” Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies


Highlights of My Odd, Short, Unproductive Month:

Week 1- the kids had two days off for Election Day. Thank goodness I voted before my allergy shot and that Benedryl is so effective because I had all sorts of fun side effects with my shot this time: hives, sweats & chills, nausea, and a horrible headache.


Weeks 2 & 3- subbed two days each week, stayed up until almost midnight most nights while my son did boatloads of homework, had some weird lingering coughing sinus-cold, and got little writing, reading, or cleaning done. At least my allergy shots were uneventful.


Week 4- had another hive-i-lious shot, caught up on my reading, and cleaned some. We had Thanksgiving at the in-laws this year. Then I spent the rest of my weekend feeling all healthy again and read fun stuff on the web.


Fiction Books Finished:

None  (I read writer’s group pieces instead.)


Non-Fiction Books Finished:

None! (I’m half way through four different books, then started a fifth book–cause that should help things.)



*** Twilight
(The seventh graders I went with hated it. They wanted a longer drawn-out beginning, like in the book, and they didn’t like any changes in the details, such as Edward’s couch being white, not black. I thought it was cheesy good fun and spent the rest of the month reading Cleolinda’s insightful and hilarious summaries on the
books and the movie.)


TV- Top 5 Favorites of the Month (In A, B, C Order)

1.       Friday Night Lights– I get all teary-eyed when I watch this show.

2.      Pushing Daisies– I was expecting it to be cancelled, but I’m still a little sad. 

3.       Skins

4.       Supernatural

5.       The Big Bang Theory– The past few episodes have been especially funny.


Sub Jobs:

1 day- 2nd grade, Ms. K’s class

1 day- Kindergarten

1 day- 1st grade at a school I’d never been to before, just for something different

½ day- Music Teacher


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