Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday's Fave Five, 11/18/16

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Seems like lately most of the posts on this blog have only been FFF.  I guess that is better than none at all!!  

And even right now - I have senior journals, ninth grade poetry projects, and eighth grade book reviews that all came in today.  Poor planning on some teacher's part!!  I want to get it all done by Thanksgiving - so probably ought to be grading instead of doing this.  Once in awhile, though, a teacher needs a break.

1. Our school play last week went very well.  I was backstage every night and this year did not have much to do.  No hems or buttons that needed instant repair, no Christmas trees to move onstage at a brief break, no prompts to the cast.

The picture below is of my son (with makeup and grayed hair!), who helped out this year at the request of our play director.  An older person was needed for one part.  Andrew also opened the play each night, in character, with the usual:  please silence cell phones, take crying children out, etc.  The last night he presented a senior student with a card signed by all the cast and a small gift.  This young man is the only student to have been in all five plays that we have produced at the community theater downtown.  Not only that, but he has a hearing impairment and has to work especially hard to be a part of the play cast.  I thought it was very nice of the cast to honor him in this way.

2. This is small, but so what.  Mike sent a text from work one day this week:  "Great lunch!"  He gets leftovers every day he goes to work, so I was pleased that he was pleased!

3. Frozen lemonade at Chick Fil A - Yesterday was a long day, with not much lunch, and I was meeting my parents at a basketball game (new daughter-in-law is the coach).  I was running errands in that part of town, so stopped and got a frozen lemonade.  You can get it made with diet lemonade, so the calories really aren't that high.  It was the perfect pick-me-up.

4. Change in the newspaper.  I started getting it delivered only three days a week, with the rest of the week on-line.  Much cheaper, and it works fine.  I actually kind of enjoy reading it on line.

5. Sync discovery.  This somewhat electronics-challenged lady bought a song on iTunes this week, on to my school computer--and discovered that it syncs automatically to my iPhone and then, at home, my MacBook Pro.  Same song, three devices.  OK, I'm light-years behind the times, but it's still a fun discovery.  :-)

Happy Thanksgiving week coming up!


ellen b said...

So glad you had a good week with things to share and remember!

Willow said...

Ha! I must be centuries behind! I don't do i-tunes. How sweet of the cast to honor that young man. My hubby does stage lighting for plays at the uni so I get to enjoy attending them. Sweet too that your son was involved.

Willow said...

And what a small world that you have family who flew planes for JAARS in Papua (I wonder if we knew him).

Barbara H. said...

So glad the play went well with no catastrophes. I would have a really hard time being out every night! How nice tat they honored the one young man.

My husband likes CFA's frosted lemonade - frozen but with ice cream in it as well. I don't know if they have it year round or just in the summer.

It's nice when a meal is appreciated - even leftovers!

That is one nice thing about i-Tunes!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good but busy week. And yes a breather from grading is defnitely allowed ;)