Browsing Archive: June, 2012

You know it's summer...

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, June 30, 2012,

when your counter has a watermelon and peanuts on it! Oh, yes! Summer isn't summer without watermelons and boiled peanuts. My mister brought both home this week. Well, he brought home green peanuts, which he promptly put in the boiler and babied for a couple of days. Then, since he thinks I'm Wonder Woman (I try to tell him I'm not, but he just won't believe me) he wanted me to can them.

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Now, if you've ever store bought boiled peanuts you hate them. Or at least you should, because...


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Fitness Friday: Strut your stuff

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, June 29, 2012,
Now that we're alllll out for summer, hopefully (please, don't tell me there are still some of you out there still teaching!), we should all have the time to start an exercise routine. Summer is a great time to start. My best advice I can give you is start doing something you enjoy and do it at the time you would do it even if you were in school. Go ahead, imagine you were still busy as ever teaching, and think of a time you could squeeze in fitness. If you start now, then you won't have an e...
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Blogaholic

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Wednesday, June 27, 2012,
I. am. addicted. Yes! There, I admit it! I am addicted to teaching blogs... and homesteading blogs (I love those, too). I'd rather peruse blogs than watch tv. Seriously. I hardly watch tv. Who has the time when there are awesome sites like Teaching Blog Addict and Teaching Blog Central out there?

Those two blogs provide links to a countless number of resources created by fellow teachers. Sometimes, I think I'm the worst teacher in the world after reading some of these blogs! How can people so...
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Monday Motivation

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Monday, June 25, 2012,

How about some motivation this Monday? I know it's summer and a lot of us have finally finished up our 2011-2012 school year, but some of us (like me) may have had a tough year. So, I thought, "Hey! Why not post a little something something for encouragement?!" I know, I know. I am sooooo amazing. Yeah, right.

Anyways, how many of you out there have a shelf devoted to teachery things people have given you as gifts? How many of you ever look at that shelf? How many of you see little devotionals...


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Finding some pleasure

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Thursday, June 21, 2012,
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen

Oh, Jane! How right you are! (Side note here: If you know me, then you know that I can and will compare any life event to any given Austen novel at any given time. Now I can continue...) I have had plenty of pleasure in good novels the last two weeks. While on vacation last week, I took along my Nook... but it stopped working. Or so I thought. It had, in fact, ran out of batte...
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Back to (ab)normal

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Monday, June 18, 2012,
I know it's been a while, y'all. However, the break from blogging has been an enjoyable one. My Mr. and I got to go the Land of 10,000 Lakes to visit his Dad and Step-Mom. We had a blast! I got to walk across the Mississippi (which I didn't know was evn possible), try rhubarb pie (which is delicious), and visit a handful of small-towns-USA that absolutely made my heart squeal. After a nine day trip to the cool mid-west, it was time to come back home to heat and humidity.

As I've told y'all be...
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You can't run and you can't hide

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Thursday, June 7, 2012,
Well, maybe you can... but kids will still find you. I've been enjoying summer time type things such as playing with the pets, gardening, etc. Today, I went to the nearby bike trail for ten miles of good ol' exercise. It was fabulous! When it's too hot to run I'm glad I've got my bike. Taking it on two wheels in the summer can be much cooler than taking it on two legs!

One problem I have, however, is that I wear glasses. Another problem is that I am cheap and settle for plain ol' sunglasses in...
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Fitness Friday: You never forget...

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, June 1, 2012,

They say you never forget how to ride a bike. I can vouch for that since mine has been in the basement since about November, poor thing. This week, however, I busted it out and took it for a spin. I love that thing and I love, love, love zooming it along on the pavement. I have a hybrid and, technically, it's aproved for dirt or pavement... I've tried dirt and, let me tell you, I approve it for pavement only. Yeah... anyways...

Biking is absolutely great for your body! It burns calories, it st...


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Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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