Thirstday 01/31/13


As always, thanks to David Etkin for hosting!

No fancy espresso for me today.

thirstday013113We had Data Day today. I presented on text complexity in the morning, then spent the afternoon sipping coffee and perusing a few picture books. The mug, although it isn’t a City Mug, is Starbucks. Typical.

Three schools in our district used a CRAZY-AMAZING EdCamp model for their professional development. Follow the hashtag #declaksag (Decatur HS, Lakota MS, Saghalie MS) to see what went down.


Thirstday 01/24/13

Today I was out of school for a creepy dental procedure. I came home and read and slept, and then I had a warm beverage. I made one for Toby too.


More Starbucks City Mugs (San Francisco from one of Toby’s many trips there, Dallas from the NCTM conference there last fall). I sipped spicy hot chocolate. And the last book in the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy finally arrived at the library.

Time to catch up on my education reporting post. I was too upset about Seattle stuff to write anything coherent or productive yesterday.

Treat Tuesday 01/22/13


Lunch is a challenge for me. Most days, it’s not unusual for me to make it clear through until 4 in the afternoon before I realize all I’ve consumed for the day is a cup of coconut mocha coffee and 23439246627 cups of tea.

I’m fortunate that our office clerk Danielle is usually looking out for me and will sometimes force a tuna snack pack on me.

Me and Danielle last weekend. We ate LOTS OF FOOD after seeing The Book of Mormon.
Me and Danielle last weekend. We ate LOTS OF FOOD after seeing The Book of Mormon.

But look! Today I packed a banana WITH my yogurt and granola (and a stack of books that need to be added to our class library). I’m on FIRE!


Do you like that I used the “grunge” filter on my Camera+ photo to make my treat seem edgier?

Hope you’re eating something yummier than my overripe banana. Happy Tuesday!

ThirstDay 01/03/13

Awwwwwww yes. All I ever do is drink beverages while I read. Thanks to David Etkin at {Eat the Book} for hosting. Here’s what we’ve got today:


I was fortunate enough to receive an Aeroccino from Toby for Christmas this year, which means that I no longer have to douse my espresso shots with a splash of cold milk. (Toby received a Nespresso machine for his birthday. It’s pretty much the best thing ever.)

So I’m hecka spoiled, although in Seattle this sort of thing is kind of par for the course.

I have a bunch of picture books that I want to shuttle back to the library today, so I’m going to work my way through those. I’m also halfway through The Hound of Rowan. Which is excellent.

The mug is from my trip to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in 2009, funded by the Cultural Exploration Program.