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October 14, 2013

Irreversible Delete Everything You Wrote Into the Depths of Despair button (274-287)

This is my second attempt at writing this thing. I got about 80% done and apparently there is an "irreversible delete everything you wrote into the depths of despair" button. I clicked it, threw the closest object to me (thankfully it wasn't the puppy), got ice-cream via Aaron and Dairy Queen, and here we are.

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It was homecoming week and today's theme was nerd day. I went as Amy Farrah Fowler. I think one person got it, but that is what you get for working at an elementary school.

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Today was a day of 2's. My kids like to give me Mexican candy to try. This particular morsel tasted like jolly rancher and caramel. Also, one of our deacons gave us and the pastor's family free pumpkins.

Day 276



We haven't gone on our normal walk in a week or so and our neighbors have noticed. We attempted to go today, but the sun sets a lot earlier than in the summer.

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Homecoming day! We had an early release so our kids had an earlier lunch. That means I taught for a total of 1 1/2 hours. We also had a parade after. Most of my kids were on one of three floats. They were so excited to see me, they showered me with candy. By showered, I mean chunked candy at my head.

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Today was "Celebrate Seagraves." There was a softball tournament, a car show, and a lot of booths. Aaron and I took Lucy and had good timing to be put in a dog contest at the last minute. Lucy won second place because she didn't know any cool tricks. Next year, Seagraves. Next year.

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Today, some of the teachers went to Lewisville for a conference. The elementary teachers were in a bus together. It was so great to talk to other teachers to hear what they were doing in other grade levels. I think if you put us on a bus for two hours regularly, we will eventually solve every other problem in the world.

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Everyone was assigned a table so we would be with different people other than our district. We had to come up with a metaphor for what "the learning platform" looks like. We said it was like a restaurant where the students are the customer and they get a choice for how they want the content (curriculum) served.

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We all went out to eat at Saltgrass. Sorry for the blurry picture. I haven't found a "cool" way to tell people I blog.

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We got back to Seagraves around 8:30. Aaron and I went to the one of two restaurants that are open about this time. This is actually a picture of Mexican Coke in my kitchen but I figured it was close enough because we always get Mexican Coke at this restaurant.

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Aaron and I were invited to a small group in Denver City. Some of the teachers at my school go there and have been inviting me for seven weeks now. We really enjoyed going and it was nice being able to hang out with people around our age.

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We had to postpone going to a Hardin-Simmons homecoming another year. Aaron got sick with a stomach bug so we watched Netflix and went to bed early instead. Next year, Abilene.

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We took a spontaneous trip to Lubbock to do a corn maze. We had amazing timing. We got through the maze just in time to go on a hayride and see a bunch of pumpkin art. The maze had different points with number markers. For example, we would go through part of the maze and try to find a sign with the number one on it. Depending on the category we picked, we would answer a question and go the direction the answer we chose told us to. We got through the maze pretty quickly by picking the path with the least amount of people on it.

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The choir sang today, so the men were putting the modesty railing up. Being a minister's wife requires one to be flexible. Today I played soprano, sound guy, and piano accompanist. The ironic thing was that we were talking about being so over-involved that we can be distracted from spending time with God.

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Pardon the dirty floor. This is Lucy's room, so it tends to get the dirtiest. I swear Lucy is getting quirkier and quirkier. We usually find some random sock or underwear outside but today we found that she has tried to take everything in her room outside. This resulted in a huge pile of junk in front of her doggie door.

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