Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

I am linking up today for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce.

1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams. Are you a fan? Who do you root for? If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?

I like watching football every once in a while but am never really glued to the screen unless it is The Super Bowl and my team, the NFL Champions, the NY Giants are in it :) I wrote about it in Wednesday's Hodgepodge back in February.

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?

A pair of black dress pants. Black goes with everything right? In the summer I can wear them with a dressy top and a pair of wedge sandals and in the winter I can wear them with a nice sweater or top and a pair of dress boots.

3. Share one of your earliest memories.

Playing in the doll corner in my kindergarten classroom. That was when you first learned to write your name with those big, fat, red pencils. Not like kindergarten today! And is it me or were kindergarten teachers always older ladies back then? Now it seems like there are lots of young teachers getting kindergarten positions. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it is just much different.

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?

The ring master. We started back to our homeschool this week and I have been keeping everyone on task ;)

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?

Pumpkin pie. I thought the smell was so strong when I was a kid but now I guess my sense of smell has matured- LOL.

6. Describe your summer in three words.

Hot, relaxing, fun.

7. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?

I was teaching second grade at a lovely public school at the time. We were getting ready for the children to arrive and start the day when I heard. All of the teachers were taking turns going into the teacher's lounge to watch the news. We still didn't know all the details when we had to greet our class and keep things going. I remember on my break I met with my teacher's aide and the guidance counselor and we prayed together.
This year I thought about the day and some of my students. I remembered that one of my student's birthdays is on 9/11 and his uncle was a NYC firefighter who died that day. I hope that he is able to find some joy on his birthday all these years later.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am still in a New York State of Mind today.


  1. My mom and dad loved pumpkin pie, but I never acquired a taste for it. Oh, I'm definitely the ringmaster at my house, too!

  2. I was in a classroom full of first graders on 9/11. It was so difficult to act normal knowing what was taking place in New York!

    I enjoyed my time here today :)

  3. Oh, can't imagine not loving pumpkin all my life. :o)

    Blessings for the rest of this week!

  4. I wasn't a huge fan of pumpkin as a kid either but I love pumpkin pie now.

    I taught kindergarten for three years...I was in my late thirties but I'm sure I looked young : )

  5. Hi Theresa! I am stopping by to see how you are doing! I love pumpkin pie and i think I need a good pair of maternity dress pants. Love your fall blog. Heart hugs friend! =)

  6. My kindergarten teacher in the 70's was a tall beautiful young woman named Mrs. Antonini. I thought she was a model; so pretty. Before school started each morning she let us watch Captain Kangaroo on a tv she rolled into the classroom. We my brother had her 5 years later he ended up giving her a kiss and telling her he was going to marry her. We obviously remember her fondly! :)

    I had a friend who got badly burned in the Pentagon attack and his son's birthday was 9/11. He was about 8 years old. I have often wondered if that little guy has been able to enjoy his birthday in later years too. So sad.

  7. I didn't like pumpkin pie either as a child. I still don't like it with all those strong spices in it so I make mine with mostly just the cinnamon.

    My kindergarten teacher back in 1967 was a young lady and we even got an invite to her wedding! I barely remember it. She was so nice and we all called her Miss Peggy.


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