Good morning everyone!
A slight confession:
Last week's Friday Five never happened - partially due to kicking off my February vacation by working late to hold "make-up performance finals" for all my honors students who got snowed out of their final exam and had to take an "incomplete". Fun times.
This week I was on vacation! Woo-hoo! Great reading time, relaxation, and a visit up in N. Conway, NH with my Mom, Gram, and sister-in-law - shopping and hanging out! Due to the lack of internet up there this Friday Five is a mix of posts from last week and this week. I'll be more organized next week. Promise!
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1. This was a timely post from "The Sassy Curmudgeon". I was lucky enough to get a facial a couple of weeks ago - which is fantastic - but led to a couple of breakouts last week. I've been told that the facial will sometimes bring that stuff to the surface - which is fine by me. Better than it festering and clogging my pores. Anyway. Like Una, I was under the impression that I'm an adult and don't need to deal with this crap anymore. No such luck. Una has pimps and woes.
2. There's a lot going on in the US when it comes to teachers. My ears are certainly perked up because my teacher's union is trying to get a contract together in our district. "Girls Gone Reading" gave a great post - I'm a teacher, or why I'm not dumb, lazy and greedy! Well said. Informative. Wonderful all around.
3. I like oatmeal. I'm not going to lie. Mom made me either oatmeal or cream of wheat for breakfast for years. Then - one day she snapped. She was done. I came down the stairs and there were 6 or 7 boxes of cereal on the kitchen table. Honey Nut Cheerios. Captain Crunch. Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It was Christmas in July. FUN CEREAL!!! Although I still have a special place in my heart for oatmeal. Many thanks to "The Kitchen Witch" for sharing this recipe for fun oatmeal - purple people eater!
4. I loved this not-your-average-valentine's-day post at "The Blue Bookcase". Connie has us asking Are feminism and romance mutually exclusive in literature? Excellent question! Lots of information about relationship addiction - and I have to say, some of the points made were like reading descriptions of people I knew in high school and college. Very accurate. Fantastic post!
5. Another post from "The Blue Bookcase" - but by Ingrid this time! Confession: I love lists. I'm so relieved to find out that I'm not alone. Click over and join in the conversation about book lists!