Four on the Floor


Just as I sat down to blog today, my brain ground to a halt, unwilling to take one more step down the path of coherent thought after a long day of blending phonemes for frenzied five year olds.  Enter my friend Becky.  She thoughtfully tagged me with the Four Meme on her blog, eliminating the need for me to come up with my own brilliant idea for a post.  Here it is:

Four things I did today:

1. Sang The Vowel Song nine times.

2. Read the book Big Chickens out loud to my class, giving each chicken her own unique voice.

3. Met Paul for a romantic lunch at Taco Bell (well, it would have been romantic, if Caleb hadn’t been there squirting Capri-Sun all over the table.)

4. Ran a couple loads of laundry that will never make it out of the clean laundry basket.

Four things on my to-do list:

1.  Print out the photos from Ladies Fall Fellowship to put in the scrapbook.

2.  Schedule the October Marriage Support group meeting.

3.  Finish next week’s lesson plans.

4.  Write a psalm for Wednesday night.

Four of my guilty pleasures:

1.  Science fiction and fantasy genre films, shows, and books  (Smallville, Roswell, Chronicles of Narnia, X-Files, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, etc.)

2.  Diet Coke

3.  Long walks with my favorite Christian rock bands turned up loud on my iPod

4.  Girlfriends getaway weekends

Four random facts about me:

1.  Our daughter Katie, the origami master, just taught me to make an origami rabbit.  It took me a while to get it, but she was a surprisingly patient teacher, and kept saying encouraging things like, “Now you’ve got it, Mom!” and “That one’s kind of a hard fold; good job!”  It’s ridiculous how proud I was of that bunny when I finished it.  And of my daughter.

2.  I’m not as organized as I thought I was.

3.  Whenever the world seems crazy and overwhelming, Paul and I take it in turns to remind each other that God is on the throne, and we are His.  The rest doesn’t matter so much.

4. I know it’s not the eighties anymore, but I sort of miss electric blue mascara.

I’m supposed to tag four others, but I’m terrible at that, so consider this an open invitation to anyone else who is suffering from blogger’s block.  Drop me a link if you do, so I can pop in and check it out!

*unrelated factoid*  “Four on the Floor” is not only the title of this post and a type of dance music, but a constant refrain in my classroom, where the temptation to tip their chairs up on two legs seizes my little daredevils on a regular basis.  No injuries so far.


8 responses »

  1. I miss electric blue mascara too. I believe I was decked out in electric blue eyeliner AND mascara for my sophmore class pictures. Ahh…how it made my eyes POP! LOL!

    Love that Katie is teaching you origami. That’s awesome. It must give her a huge sense of accomplishment to be able to teach an adult something instead of adults teaching her all the time. 🙂

  2. i like smallville, too! do you think it’s going to be a good season even with lana and lex out of the picture for most episodes?

  3. Katrina, I laugh at the thought of my tagging you giving you inspiration! You are the most inspiration-filled blogger I know of!! Thanks for doing this one, though! I learned some fun new things about you. My daughter Hannah is a huge fan of Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings, too. Knowing that about you gives me hope for her imaginative future! I’m so glad you and Paul can remind each other of where you stand before the Lord. That simple reminder is one we need to implement more in our family in times of stress. Blessings to you as you continue to teach and be mommy and wife to your family!

  4. Loved your guilty pleasures! 🙂 My Diet Coke one has moved to Cherry Coke Zero 😉 I’ll file this Meme for that moment I need some content…thanks for the tip!!

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