Friday Facts

Fact #1 On Monday, I sustained an injury from stretching. In a seated position. That’s right, folks, I’m 22 and falling apart, one joint at a time. It’s gotten better, but I still can’t totally look to the right like a normal person without turning my whole upper body. For the better part of the week I’ve felt like Joey from that episode of Full House that I don’t expect any of you to remember because you all have lives and/or are not total losers.
Fact #2 Remember that time I complained that Landon was too busy being Mr. Independent to snuggle with Momma? And I was all heartbroken and boo-hoo, cry-cry? He must have heard me because bedtime has suddenly become very high-maintenance around here.

Fact #3 Being that I am broke as a joke these days, I’m happy to report that I have discovered a cheap alternative to my Dunkin Donuts iced coffee obsession. I was kind of skeptical at first because, let’s face it, most instant coffee is disappointing, but this is amazing. It’s almost– dare I say it– better than the real thing.

Fact #4 You know there’s a need for welfare reform when the system hands out benefits left and right to those who take advantage of it, while honest, hard-working people like myself “make too much money” to qualify for health insurance. I wait tables a few nights a week and substitute teach while I go to college full time– apparently you have to literally live in a cardboard box to qualify for any kind of assistance. I’m usually not one to ask for handouts; I have too much pride for that, to be totally honest. But it would be nice to have access to affordable healthcare, you know, so my seven-month-old can get his shots. Glad my tax dollars are going to the people who really need it.

Rant over.

Fact #5 I made these a few weeks ago to help some fourth-graders review for a benchmark, and used them again today with some fifth-graders. They were way into it– mostly because it looks like it’s straight outta Minecraft– but one way or another, they were excited about math. I’ll take it =] Teacher friends– feel free to share with your kiddos!

Fact #6 May is shaping up to be the most anticipated month of 2013. Student teaching comes to a close, followed by a week in Florida with my little fam, and then– drumroll, please– GRADUATION! The rest of the month will find me planning for Landon’s first birthday and praying / crossing my fingers / making human sacrifices (just kidding– maybe) to the gods of elementary education that I might be offered a teaching position for the fall. Please?

Fact #7 Dying.

Happy weekend!


Author: Erica the Great

Wife, momma, teacher, and a twenty-something for a little while longer. Every day, I'm a lot of things for a lot of people. This space? It's just for me.

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