First of all, let it be known that my last period class rocked my world today. Normally, being the last period of the day on a Wednesday, things don’t go so smoothly. But today? I don’t know what happened but it was like they were ready. They were on fire. I couldn’t have been happier.
Second, I bought my ticket to go home to the States in December.
Third, I bought a new digital camera. It is pink. I don’t normally like pink things, but I adore things on crazy sale. Therefore, I have a very cheap and very pink new digital camera that will be arriving with my boyfriend in only 9 days.
Fourth, I’m going away again tomorrow night. I leave for Rio for three days, returning Sunday, to attend a teachers’ conference.
Fifth, did we pick up on the fact that Dennis is going to be here in 9 days? That already, nearly three months have passed since we saw each other last? It doesn’t seem possible, but I’m not going to argue.
Sixth, while watching “Freedom Writers” with my 8th grade Advisory students this morning, I was choking back tears the entire time. The kids in the film remind me so much of my kids in New Haven and I was missing them a lot today. I was also choking back tears in one of my 7th grade classes while reading the first chapter of “Where The Red Fern Grows” aloud to them, just knowing where it was going. I can’t stand this book; it’s too much for me to handle.
Next, a new store, Lojas Americanas, just opened up the hill from my apartment. It’s like a tiny Wal-Mart and I’m very excited. I don’t know what kind of crap is in this one, but I’m just about to head up the hill now to drop off a film at Blockbuster and to perhaps pick up another.
They are the two newest additions to my collection of Brazilian memorabilia, given to me by a wonderful student, and named by the very same class in which a student wrote a short story with the main character named Fart. I don’t know where the “Margaret” came from, but it’s nice alliteration, so I’m sticking with it.