Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tagged and Giving Thanks (Day 2)

I forgot to mention who I got the "30 Days of Thanks" idea from - Middle Name Marie over at Always a Reason to Run started 30 Days of Thanks and got me interested in doing so myself. I hope to keep up with this every day. Last night I posted Day 1. For today...

Day Two: Wonderful Co-workers

The elementary school I work at is full of wonderful teachers. But, this thanks go out to my team members, my special education team members. This group of ladies is one of the best things about working here, and I really enjoy working with all of them. You don't always see a team like ours get along as well as we do, helping out each other as much as we do, and share laughs as much as we do. All of the above makes the stressors of our job requirements very minimal. Thanks ladies!

I was unofficially tagged Carly @ Chubby Chicks Run Too tagged everyone who was interested. I figured it was time for another wonderful get-to-know-teacherwoman-aka-stacy-post!

1. If you could eat anything without any health repercussions or guilt, what would your meal be? I would have to say Shoop Noodla (fried potatoes and dough mixed in with half and half) or almost any pasta meal. I lurve me some pasta with lots of cheese, chicken, and a whole lot of veggies. Stuffed tortellini is my favorite! Mmmmm.....

2. If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why? I would love to sit down and have a good conversation with both of my grandmothers. My Grandma S. passed away when I was about 5 years old and the things I remember of her are limited. I remember the fake lemons she had on the dining room table and how their fragrance filled the air. Everything else I remember is from a few comments made here and there, and pictures of course. My Grandma K. passed away last year and it was an extremely hard loss. Both are deeply missed and I would love to sit down and converse over a cup of coffee and cookies. Both were great bakers.

3. Why did you start blogging and what did you expect when you started? I started blogging in 2004 when I first started running... consistently. I was hoping to do a fall half marathon with my dad, but we turned it into a 5K trail run instead. I started my first blog to be accountable of my training and learn from other runners. Not too long after that, I was came across a few triathlon bloggers and it's all got into the world of triathlons. Without blogging, and many of you bloggers out there, I probably would have never pushed myself as far as I have!

4. What is the one book you could read over and over again? I don't think I have ever re-read a book. I love to read, but there are so many unread books on my shelf that I would probably refrain from re-reading a book. If I choose to do so, it would probably be an easy read, such as any one of the Nicholas Sparks book.

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Europe ... particularly Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Greece... who's taking me on this trip?!

6. If you could have a TV show on the Food Network, what would it be?
Horrible, that's what it would be. I don't do a lot of cooking, and most of the cooking I do do is from family recipes or recipes out on the interenet. I am not much of one to experiment in the kitchen... unless it's with baking.

7. What has the best meal you ever had?
I really don't know if I can narrow this down to one meal. If I had to choose, it would be my Grandma K. making Shoop Noodla. No restuarant meal could compare... evah.

8. Who has been the greatest influence on your love for food and learning to cook?
Did you read number 6? I don't really have a love for cooking, but baking can be a lot of fun at times. I would have to say my Grandma is my influence in that regards, I guess.

I am not going to tag a bunch of people... consider yourself tagged if you are interested in playing along!


Shannon said...

I'm with you on the re-reading books! There are so many others that I want to read or need to read! Although, I kind of want to re-read the Twilight Saga..... shhhh, don't tell ;)

Anonymous said...

I never re-read a book. Just can't do it.

Marlene said...

OH I LOVVVVVE stuffed tortellini. DROOL!

Wes said...

My Foodnetwork show would be "How to ruin something in the least amount of time!" :-)

SavvyFitChica said...

Considering I go to work these days mostly dreading it, your post reminded me that I do work with a lot of great people. I forget to be thankful for them so I'm stealing your idea for today and will also say my coworkers.

I read a lot and never re-read books. Maybe Harry Potter though? I feel like I COULD re-read that.

I love the name of your cooking show. I could be a guest b/c I suck at cooking too! :)

X-Country2 said...

I'd looove to go to Europe some day too. I totally shoudl have gone in college. I'm too old to "trek" these days. :o)

Katie A. said...

Just trying to catch up! Sorry!
Love the 30 days of Thanks - and thank you for sharing. I'm going to keep this in the back of my mind this month ;)
And I miss my Grandma, too! I wish I could go back now as an adult and hang out with her.
November is a new month, keep up the good work girlie!!

Julie said...

I loved this!!! When you travel to Italy and Greece, I want to come with:)

I have a super nice co-worker too! It makes life so much easier! Have a great week!

Jason said...

Great way to get to know the person behind the blog.

Spain is gorgeous and would enjoy heading across the pond to visit those other areas.

Michelle said...

Great idea!

I have never heard of Shoop Noodla, but I am intrigued!

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Kristen said...

I used to re-read books all the time as a kid but now not so much (although (confession) I have re-read Twilight a few times).

Yay for awesome co-workers! I miss mine so much from my last job. They really help make or break the job.