Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day Everyone!

Six more weeks of winter!  Like we couldn't see that one coming! Groundhog day was always well publicized in grade school around here. The same thing goes for Faschnauts Day. The students at my school are mildly familiar with Groundhog Day. I've made it my duty today to make sure that they all leave my class knowing its history. Go Punxsutawney Phil! By the way, if you've never seen the movie "Groundhog Day," it was hysterical. To relive the same day over and over again...not for me!  But I guess there are some days that were truly wonderful that I would be fine reliving.  Here are a few:
  • Christmas Eve with my nannie. Dean Martin on the record player, the smell of fried shrimp, baccala, and spaghetti and nuts cooking.
  • Any random conversation with my dad. He can talk for hours.
  • Bringing home my first dog Max. That's Max on the right.
  • Finding out that I got my teaching position.  
  • Looking into my husbands eyes and knowing for the first time that I was in love with him.
  • My wedding day.  It was magical and I'll never forget it.
  • Flying into Maui for our honeymoon without getting airsick. The 11 hrs. went by in a snap.
  • Opening the door of our new house after apartment living for 9 years.
  • The first time that I danced with a guy that I really liked.
  • My first long kiss.
  • The first and only apple that I ever received from one of my students. It was this year.  I had to look away because I was tearing up.
  • The first time that I saw a Bison. And a day shortly after that we'd seen a heard of Bison crossing the water in front of us.  We were in Yellowstone and traffic stopped to let them all cross. It was a sight to behold.
  • The beautiful day that I'd spent in Koln Germany with my first serious boyfriend. Dated him for 8 1/2 years.
  • The day that my DH (then boyfriend) visited me at my apartment in college and brought me a 12 pack of toilet paper.  I had very little money and was living off of student loans at the time. Very depressed and living alone. I was taken by complete surprise when he showed up and stayed the night. 
Those are all that come to mind at the moment.  What about you?


  1. No question, I would relive our 'two lines' day after our fifth IVF. It was the most wonderful and blissful time...we just kept looking at each other, smiling, holding hands, thinking we had finally arrived. Of course it was short lived, but it was a few hours of wonderful.

    And I'd give anything to relive my first kiss with the DH.

  2. I would definitely relive my wedding day - that was a truly amazing day. Or, a day at the cottage spending the day playing in the water, having bonfires, roasting marshmallows and singing songs.