Australia - Chapter 43
Sorry for the month delay. I’ve been busy with family and planning curriculum for next year (the next person who tells me teachers have ‘summers off’ I will punch in the face). Here is Chapter 43! You finally get to meet my take on David and Emily Granger. We’re very close to the end here. My betas can attest to that. They have the whole story and are working on final edits. I think I might combine the next two chapters so 45 will be the last one. I kind of want to have a giant celebration when the last chapter is posted, but it’s a bit hard as all you wonderful readers are scattered all over the continent. Any ideas? I’ve made so many awesome friends writing this story I would love to celebrate with y’all.
happy birthday someone
I like reblog going this becaUSE WHAT IF YOU SAW THIS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE
OH MY GOD ITS MY BIRTHDAY AND I JUST SAW THIS AND IT HONESTLY MADE ME SO HAPPY THE FIRST PERSON TO WISH ME HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAS TUMBLR THANK YOU
Q: Once you get this you have to say 6 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 12 of your favorite followers (not me, I did it already).
I suppose my birthday is as good a time to do this as any!
1) I’m smart. It took me the better part of my life so far to realize that - and I hope I don’t sound like a narcissist - but I am pretty damn smart. I went to a top-ranked high school and pretty elite college, but was always an A-/B+ kind of student, which was just kind of ‘average’ at both institutions. My time in grad school and in my job has helped me to realize I’m not average at all. I’m the person my colleagues come to with questions who you want on your pub trivia team.
2) I’m dedicated to my job. Some might say probably too much, but I honestly feel like there’s no more important job in the world than educating today’s youth because, in the words of Tami Taylor, ‘it’s my job to make sure you don’t grow up stupid. It’s bad for the world.’
Also, since this is after all a list of me celebrating me, I’ll go ahead and add that I’m pretty damn good at my job.
3) I have crazy blue eyes. I’m the only person in my family of six with blue eyes and have been asked on more than one occasion if they’re contacts.
4) I can run. I’m definitely not doing 6:04 miles like I was in high school, but I can pick up and run a 5k after a year off and still medal in my age group.
5) I have a ridiculously good memory for song lyrics, TV theme songs, commercials and movie lines (primarily from the late ’80s and ’90s aka my adolescence).
6) I don’t take myself too seriously. I’ve been told by my students it’s what makes me such a good educator and I like to think it’s what makes me a fun friend.
Since it’s my birthday can I keep going and make it an even ten?
7) I’m crazy loyal to my friends and family.
8) I’m persistent. If I set my sights on a task, I will see it through.
9) I’m adventurous. I’ve lived abroad, jumped out of a plane and moved across the country a time or two. I’m always up for something new - even if it’s a little daunting - and am always excited to see where life takes me.
10) I’m a Hufflepuff! (Couldn’t you tell?)
Eternally grateful for my readers!
We’re coming for you whether the Muggles like it or not, you can’t miss the World Cup, only Mum and Dad reckon it’s better if we pretend to ask their permission first. If they say yes, send Pig back with your answer pronto, and we’ll come and get you at five o’clock on Sunday. If they say no, send Pig back pronto and we’ll come and get you at five o’clock on Sunday anyway.