July 29, 2016

Five for Friday

I have to chuckle a little bit. This is probably one of my favorite linky parties. I love how I can keep up with all the important things in bloggers' lives just by reading Five For Friday posts. However, I never seem to be able to participate each week... too busy during the school year and nothing to post in the summer. It's a catch twenty-two! I decided to just plunge in this week, starting the post early in the week and hoping to finally come up with five things by week's end.

FIRST... I have been teaching myself to play piano for the past few years. My goal is to someday be able to play the piano as I lead my students during liturgy. Almost there, but not quite! Although I've made great progress, I still "burp" when I play. I mix up my right and left hand, transposing the two lines of music or I get finger-tied and cause myself to hesitate. Paul Tate, a noteable liturgical composer and musician, recently published a collection entitled "Sunday Songs." The arrangements are for an advanced beginner to intermediate keyboardist (that would be me), and while simple (no burping on my part) they still are pleasing to the ear. I think I will be reaching my goal this coming school year!

SECOND... Would you believe that a local university offered a summer professional development class about Pinterest? Oh yeah! Besides learning some cool tips, I had the time to finally make my boards look unified. Stop by and check out my pinterest boards; they have great content and they look so neat now. Just click on the link in the righthand sidebar.

THIRD... My friends and I have made weekly trips to our local lakeside park where we feed the ducks and look at the peacocks. Much to our surprise on our last visit, mama peahen was watching over a brand new peachick! Proud daddy patrolled the area while big sister (last summer's pea chick) watched from a perch.

FOURTH... I have come to the realization that I really am old! I never think about my age or how long I've been teaching, but every once in a while something happens that makes you think you have been around quite a while! Right now that thing is a little Instagram linky. So far, of the more than 500 posts, I have been teaching the longest...AND I'm not done yet! How 'bout you? How many years for you?

FIFTH... Netflix, Amazon Video, Acorn...OH MY! All year long THE ONLY TV show that I watch live is The Walking Dead (by the way, it returns on Oct. 23rd and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!). The television set is seldom on except to keep my fuzz girls company while I am at school. I normally just play music on my Echo. During the summer, however, I am a television freak, binge watching great (and maybe not so great) series. Here's this summer's line-up, so far, not counting movies! Any good ones that you recommend?

Be sure to stop by Doodle Bugs Teaching to find loads of Five for Friday posts where you can catch up with all the news in the teaching blogging world.


  1. I've got to give my pinterest boards a unified look! I've just got to find the time do be able to do it! I need to check out if they offer classes like that in OKC! And yay for learning how to play the piano. That is something I've always wanted to do as well!

    Life As I Know It

  2. I also live off Netflix other than the Walking Dead episodes! I cannot wait for October to finally get here!! I think that a Pinterest class is a great idea for teachers. So many of us use it and sometimes do not how to organize it properly. I have slowly been going through mine and reorganizing it and getting rid of duplicates (I think that is the hardest part ... remembering what you already pinned!)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Stuck In The Middle

  3. I'm with you on the years of experience! I didn't even want to put mine on IG - kudos to you for owning it!
    Love the idea of a Pinterest class!

  4. I am finishing up the 2nd season of Bloodline...it can be slow at times but it hooks you in!


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