Gratitude Posting Day Two


Daily Gratitude

Five Things I’m Grateful For

  2. Solid and supportive co-workers.  I am so incredibly proud of my co-workers who have been busting their behinds for our students and the planning that goes into producing the Homecoming dance this weekend.
  3. Strong administration.  Our students may not know it now, but they have some of the hardest working people on their sides, devoting time, talent, and stressful days for their betterment.  Again, I am blessed to have them on my team.
  4. The peaceful glow of a decorated home for the holidays.  I love sitting back in my cozy chair, taking in the Christmas spirit.
  5. A Panera Bread less than a mile from my house on night’s when I need a helping hand with dinner plans.

Three Things that Brought Me Happiness Today

  1. This news story:
Via USA Today

Via USA Today


2.  A great talk with a close friend.  I needed to get a lot of bottled-up tension out, and a dear               friend was there to listen.

3.  Crossing off “to-do” items in my Bullet Journal, and especially feeling as though I’ve left my             classroom as prepared as it can be for the sub next week.

One Improvement for Tomorrow

  • Keeping this quote close to my heart:


Happy Tuesday!  Before I begin today’s post I want to send my sincerest appreciation and shout out to all the members of the military.  Happy Veterans Day.


Kickstarting the day at the gym is the best medicine for feeling a little frumpish.  I started with an easy run of 3 miles on the treadmill and then complete two rounds of the “Muffin Top Melter” workout.

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It really made me sweat and I was glistening with achievement and a desire for food!!!


While I was eating breakfast at the Metro Diner with my family yesterday, I received a phone call from my admissions counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. (GO PENMAN!)


Alyssa informed me that my FAFSA issues were resolved and I would be officially enrolled in my first two courses by the end of the morning!!!  I am so grateful for her diligent work on ensuring that I would be taken care of before the beginning of the new term, which is Monday the 17th, ya’ll!  Shout out to the Admissions Dept at SNHU – you guys rock!

Later in the day, I received my login information for SNHU’s Blackboard program and downloaded the syllabi for ENG 550 and LIT 500.

SNHU Courses

It looks like I will be doing a lot of reading, a lot of writing, but I am extremely excited about getting start in just a few short days.

Inspired to Write


  1. Name: Noah Stein
  2. Last name means “Stone” in German
  3. Freshmen in high school
  4. Has Aspergers
  5. Transfer student from Michigan to Alaska
  6. Parents are teachers
  7. Difficulty making and maintaining friendships, yet is not an introvert.
  8. Extroverted
  9. Started out in middle school as an outcast, yet has become the class’ mascot in a way
  10. Favorite TV Shows: Walking Dead, WWE, and Housewives of _______
  11. Avid Reader
  12. Wants to become Youtube famous for documenting his life using only electronics from the 80s
  13. Yes he does realize the dilemma with this; that’s half the fun
  14. Then he found the TV show Doogie Houser, MD – inspired to use a typewriter to become Noah Stein, PhD
  15. Fascinated with things from “the olden days”
  16. Obsessed with typewriters, VCRs, and peculators
  17. Began signing up for 5ks to accumulate the t-shirts, but never actually runs them
  18. only-child
  19. Best friend is a blogger on Tumblr who also reads John Green books, an introvert, and does not post pictures of themselves online – follows all of her social media accounts (Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads) once mother showed Noah about them.
  20. Finds his name to be ironic.  His first name is an allusion to Noah’s Ark, yet his last name means stone, which is an object that cannot float AKA sinks
  21. Smart enough to get all As, but only completes work that can be done at home.  Prefers to work on projects as opposed to homework assignments
  22. Rarely does homework unless it’s a project
  23. Works on school’s newsletter – self-proclaimed school historian
  24. 5’3″
  25. Sandy Blonde hair
  26. 165 lbs.
  27. Signature outfit: wrangler jeans and dark gray hoodie
  28. shoes bought from Payless BOGO sales
  29. Obsessed with Montgomery Wards
  30. Grandfather’s pole barn loft is Noah’s haven
  31. Carries a mokesine journal everywhere he goes
  32. Always writing in notebook
  33. Writes about…new words he’s learning
  34. Writes about…observation he makes about others
  35. Writes about…fanfiction (WWE merges with Housewives)
  36. Sketches hypothetical scenarios based upon snippets of his day/observations
  37. Writes about…daily agenda items/mundane items
  38. Turns in most classwork assignments he actually does on typewriter
  39. Blue 1960s Retro Portable Typewriter- Olivetti Studio 44. Made in Italy