Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s list is a freebie so I have decided to share with you the Top Ten Things I Do Besides Read. I hope that I can get to ten or else my life isn’t all that exciting.
I obviously blog or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. I would say that this takes up a fair share of my time.
As I have mentioned before, I am a teacher. I teach in my school’s fifth and sixth grade special education and resource room. I love what I do but it is a lot of work. Some days are better than others and no day is ever like the day before. Everyday is definitely a new surprise… and sometimes I would rather the “surprise” went away.
The first thing I do in the morning is pray Morning Prayer and prayer is one of the last things I do before bed at night. Prayer is a rather important part of my daily life. I think you could probably, maybe tell this from looking at my blog. The url is CATHOLICamanda. The title (Orandi et Legendi) is Latin. The tagline is “just a girl praying and reading.” Yep, prayer is pretty important to me.
4. Cooking and Eating
Food is always good, am I right? I have heard it said that food might be just slightly important to survival. In my case, I spend quite a bit of time worrying about food because all of my crazy food issues. (Thank you, Celiac and Allergies!) I don’t have the luxury of fast food unless my goal is to be sick and so I worry about food prep as well.
I take quite a few photos and edit them in Photoshop. Most of these don’t end up on my Instagram. What ends up on Instagram are usually photos taken and edited on my phone.
I don’t journal as much as I used to but I still do a bit. I would love to spend more time with my journal but I typically end up writing out what will later become some sort of post of this blog, such as my reviews, instead of actually journaling.
7. Teaching Religious Education
I teach 4th grade religious education at my parish. I teach once a week and spend some time planning before each class. I love these nights even though they can get a bit tedious.
8. Watching Netflix
I go on binges where I will watch every episode of certain TV shows and then not watch anything at all for awhile. My sister and I used to binge H2O: Just Add Water, H2O: Mako Mermaids, and Lightning Point. I have, on my own, binged Doctor Who, Sherlock, Gilmore Girls, and Roswell.
9. Computer Games
I don’t play a lot of computer games at all. I haven’t played Sims in awhile at all. I have 2 and 3, both of which I enjoy at times. My sister and I have always liked the Nancy Drew mystery games and so I will binge some of the newer games sometimes. Recently, I played The Silent Spy for two days until I had solved the mystery.
I enjoy walking. I often (when the weather isn’t so terrible) walk to the school I work at. I enjoy the early morning and the time after school by myself to decompress before/after crazy things happen. Sometimes I wish I had a dog to take for walks so then I would actually have to go more often. Maybe someday…
These are the Top Ten Things I Do Besides Read. What would the list of the things you do besides read include? Would we share any?