First of all, THANK YOU, for all of the sweet comments, reposting and re-Tweeting of my post about teaching. I appreciate that so many of you support the teachers you know and love. I don’t mean to pull an Oprah on y’all, but I would challenge you to remember YOUR favorite teacher and find a way to thank them. I have a box of cards and letters from kids I’ve taught and it’s one of my most treasured possessions. Saying thank you or that a teacher made a difference is the best message we can get as teachers. So, if you have a chance, drop them a note—we seriously love hearing from you.
Secondly, California is having a pretty decent storm today, leftovers from some super typhoon that struck Japan. It’s windy, rainy and generally icky out, and while I recognize that the Midwest and Northeast mock us for our categorization of a storm that brings 2 inches of rain as a “big deal”, I am exceptionally happy to be curled up on my couch, with a blanket and a sweatshirt, and my only plans being to hook up with a friend for coffee today. Yessss. Oh, and watching the Rachel Zoe project finale, which I missed last night. I DIE.
So, can I just be honest and say that I hate Halloween? My reasons for hating it are threefold: 1) I HATE BEING SCARED. So, all the scary movies on TV and creepy crap everywhere just annoy me. And scare me. Neither of which I like. 2) I am a total party pooper and hate dressing up. The last time I dressed up was to see the Rocky Horror Picture show and I totally had to have a drink before I could even enjoy myself because I just HATE dressing up. It’s a huge pain. 3) WHEN DID HALLOWEEN BECOME A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?! When I was out running errands this weekend, I saw no less than three Halloween Seasonal Super Stores. Really?! I mean, what the heck?!
Am I the only one?!
Anyways, thanks for being lovely, and for reading along, and especially for your comments. They make my day. Hope you are cuddled up somewhere warm with coffee or tea or a martini or whatever your little heart desires.