Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who am I??

What an interesting question to pose ... Who am I? And the assignment to include a photo of oneself. Hmmm. What do I want friends and strangers to know about me?

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend. I am a school teacher at a wonderful public school (first grade), and I think everyone ought to have the chance to view life through the eyes of a six-year old!

Last weekend I attended a workshop about keeping kids fit. One of the breakout sessions was all about hula hooping. I loved to hula hoop as a kid and found that I still love it! The woman teaching the class indicated that 10 minutes of hula hooping is the equivalent of a 2 1/2 mile run. She claims the loss of two dress sizes in two months of regular hoop use. -- Hope that proves true for me too! If it does I'll be the next famous fitness guru. Can you imagine a better way to keep fit than playing? ( I also wonder if I can market my marvelous hoops on etsy. Kind of a quirky item for a handmade gadget!)

Back to the "who I am" portion of this blog. I like to read, write, sew, cook, can, and compute. I don't like to clean, wash, run, or talk on the phone. I love to send snail mail, make charms, surprise family and friends, walk my Lucy-dog, and yard sale. I hate to sit on the floor, put away shoes, or eat peas.

I love being a mom and double love being a grandma. I love having the best friends in the world and I love my book club -- the books and the women!

Speaking of the book club, it is my favorite monthly activity. The members include 2 twenty somethings, 2 thirty somethings, 1 forty something, 2 fifty-ish, and 2 seventy plus, members. We take turns selecting the reading material. The discussions are always lively and we rarely all agree. Except, we all agree that we wouldn't trade the club for anything else.

If this post is somewhat disjointed it's because I'm a little sleep-deprived. Some weeks are just that way!


  1. i'm gonna have to get a hula hoop!

  2. I don't like peas either! (unless they are straight out of the garden - fresh, not cooked) and I love book clubs. The hula hoop picture is fantastic!

  3. I LOVE my book club too!!! It sounds quite a bit like yours.

    I think I'll have to give hula hooping a try! It would definitely make my kids laugh and that is always a good thing.

  4. I belonged to a book club in Seattle for 20 years before I moved. I too love teaching and being a grandma. Hula hoop...hmmm...I'll give it a go. You sound like a fun girl

  5. I love the pic of you hula hooping the look on your face is classic!

  6. You seem like such a fun teacher, I loved first grade - that year I had my favorite teacher ever. I think I better go buy a hula hoop, I'm sold! I liked it as a kid, I won a competition when I was a teenager, so who says I won't still like it now?!


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