Sunday, September 25, 2011

Days 13-25 of 30 Day Challenge

If you couldn't guess, LIFE got the best of me and the first item to fall off of the to-do list was the blog. So now I am attempting to catch up.

Day 13 - Favorite Bible Verse or Quote

This is a saying that I have on a Post-It where I can see it every morning:
     "Make Me a Blessing to Someone Today."

Day 14 - Share Something I am Looking Forward To

I am planning to visit my best friend next summer, to finally meet her (almost) 2-year old and the new baby due in March. I have not seen her in a few years! It is such a challenge to arrange visits with the 3000 miles in-between us and our families to raise.

Day 15 - 3 Tips for a New Blogger

Um, I am a New Blogger, so any tips you can give me would be great!

Day 16 - 5 Blogs I Visit Daily

Pioneer Woman (she cracks me up!)
Good Girl Gone Green (great suggestions for leaving a smaller carbon footprint)
Anything posted by my Friends and Family

Day 17 - Something I Regret

Aren't we supposed to live life without regret? I think the only thing I would change about what have done in the time I've been on this Earth is to have a better understanding of DEBT before putting myself in it! I would like to tell my high school self to select the college with the FULL ride versus the half ride that I did pick (college loan repayment is disgusting!) and I would tell my grad school self to HIDE THE CREDIT CARDS!!!!

Day 18 - Something I Miss

My Dad, Gerard Gene Gateau: April 1, 1952 - July 15, 1995.

Day 19 - Nicknames

I really do not have any nicknames. My students call me Ms. Mac sometimes.
For a while, there was an ongoing joke based on some strange college recruitment mail I was getting: somehow my name got on a list as "Hekther Gosteau." I got some great lit from all-male colleges :) My best friend still calls me "Hekther."

Day 20 - Picture of Myself

Hmmm, which one to pick...

Day 21 - Something that Stresses Me Out

WHINING!!! Somedays I feel that I hear it at work from middle school students and at home from my 5-year-old!

Day 22 - Share My Hobbies

I LOVE to read!!! I belong to 2 book clubs, plus I read whatever I feel like reading. :)
I love to garden, both flowers & landscaping (pretty) and vegetables & herbs (purposeful).
I am a musician, so enjoy listening to and performing music.

Day 23 - Favorite Blog Hop

That would be: whichever hop I stumble upon on a given day!

Day 24 - Favorite Places to Shop

I have discovered a love of Kohls. I am not always impressed with the organization of the store or the customer service, however I love the clothing options.
Ann Taylor is also a favorite of mine for my professional wear.

Day 25 - Let's Do the Shuffle

I have multiple iPods (work, workout, personal), but my iPhone happens to be the one closest to me. This is probably the most eclectic since I have my own personal favorites, as well as trusty kid favorites and tracks for teaching flute lessons. Let's see what happens!

1. Three is a Magic Number by Blind Melon (from Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks)
2. American Tale by Carbon Leaf (from 5 Alive! Disc 1)
3. Be Like That by 3 Doors Down (from The Better Life)
4. Please Can I Keep It? by Laura Linney (from Philadelphia Chickens)
5. Breathe Today by Flyleaf (from Flyleaf)
6. Summertime by The Sundays (from Static & Silence)
7. Boots by The Laurie Berkner Band (from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band)
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (from The Best of 1980-1990)
9. It's Not Over by Daughtry (from Daughtry)
10. Gianni Schicchi by the London Philharmonic (from High Performance Flute)

And now I am caught up!!! Hurrah!!

1 comment:

  1. Day 15: stumble this post, hehe. Oh, and I've stumbled yours too