Wednesday, June 2, 2021

It's Hodgepodge Time!

I'm linking up with my mom today for the Hodgepodge. It's a little late. But better late than never! 

 From this Side of the Pond

1. Besides the flag, tell us about something red, something white and something blue from your weekend. 

There was a lot of white in my weekend...white trim paint that is. We painted all of our baseboards on the main floor this weekend. And we had chili one evening which is kind of red. Yep, you read that right, CHILI, in MAY! Because it was 48 degrees and rainy. Blue...hmm we did have some beautiful blue sky FINALLY on Monday. 

2. June is here and it's National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month. Who would you give a bunch to if you could? Tell us why. 

I would give a bunch of balloons to my nephews. Because I think they would most thoroughly enjoy them. We got a big 2 balloon for my oldest nephews 2nd birthday a couple of years ago (is he really almost 4?!?) and he had the best time! I think his almost 4 year old self would still enjoy them and now the little one could get in on the fun too!

3. What are three adjectives you associate with the month of June? Something you're looking forward to this month?

Relaxing, HOT, Leisurely. June is always the start of my summer vacation as a teacher (see my random thought below). But this month is going to be even better because not only will it be officially summer but hubby and I are headed on our honeymoon!! Woohoo!! I actually quite recommend a delayed honeymoon because it gives you something to look forward to that lets you savor that just married feeling for even longer!

4. Tell us about a time (besides the obvious Corona answer) when you felt stuck in second gear.

Waiting to see about job things for next school year. The position I took this year was a permanent term sub position, meaning that while it was full time and through the school year, the position isn't necessarily available for the following year. So I've reapplied for a new position and am waiting on what that will look like as the district is still making their plans for next year. 

5. Sum up your May in fifteen words or less.

May was full of house projects, rain, countdowns to fun and glimpses of summer. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Friday is the last day of school for the kiddos. We made it!  This school year was wild. And crazy. And all around challenging. But I had a sweet group of kiddos that I am confident in sending to the next grade, which is pretty much all I can ask. Happy Summer to all my other teachers out there! 


  1. Oh, that is a lot of painting. Been there, done that. Lol. I give HUGE kudos to all the teachers this last year. WOW, you all had a lot of craziness to learn and navigate through. I'm thankful my girls are grown and out of school.

  2. Good luck with the job prospects! I'm impressed that you've painted the baseboards...we've been in this house for 17 years & some of our rooms still don't have quarter-rounds. We pulled up all of the carpet when we bought the house to uncover the hardwoods and just never got around to putting the quarter-round up.
    Have a nice relaxing summer...we all need it after this ridiculous school year!

  3. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge answers and love that picture of your mom and nephew#1 with his balloon! Have fun on your honeymoon!! I will expect some pictures! xo

  4. Look at that tiny thing peeking out of the giant 2. We will definitely get a 4 when they're here. And a Mickey Mouse balloon for the little because that's his favorite. Congratulations on thriving in the classroom, in person, in a new school, starting mid-stream, in a pandemic. You're my favorite teacher xo