When I find something comfortable or that I think is cute, I stick to it and don't stray very far from it. This year I have found a new love for skirts. I can't stop buying them or wearing them. I made the rule that I could only buy things I would be able to teach in because I had formed this awesome habit of buying things that I just won't really be able to use like I need to.

But skirts- now those are something that can be put to use...



Another year

I've started a tradition of adding a new ornament to my tree each year...
This year's new addition is this lil guy. Because of my practicum getting to work at an after school program, I got to teach my first lesson plan. I taught a second grade class about dinosaurs :) it was a blast and at the end they got to draw their own dinosaurs. This has been my first year preparing to be a teacher, and I got this lil guy to remember it.



"sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth"



Thanks to some determined hours and that unquenching need for perspective I have finally been able to knock some books off my "to-read" list! Life of Pi was wrapped up back in may but since then homework has sucked the life and spare time from me. Once in a while I'd pick up The Book Thief and try making headway but my time was quickly ate up. Within the past couple days I have been able to just soak myself in words. The Book Thief? Finished, loved it- every last depressing German bombing of a word. One of my favorites, The Great Gatsby, also re-read. Next is 1984 by George Orwell. Also a crisp copy of Lord of the Flies is waiting for me as well. I've never read either 1984 or lord of the flies and I'm looking forward to them both. I've stashed a few copies of some more of my favorites to re-read like Ender's Game and the Catcher in the Rye. Something about classics makes me want to grab a cup of coffee (no matter how hot it is outside) and just read for hours.


Great Gatsby

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "Just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had"