Eyebrow Raising Moments–Round Four

Happy Monday to you all!  Here are some things that have caught my eye over the past few weeks. I will try not to whine too much about these items as that makes the boy annoyed.  Not all of them are bad things…they just caught my eye.

Number One

5 a day

I saw this hanging in the produce section of my favorite Cub Foods store (Fridley off of University and 694).  The sad thing is that renovations are taking over and reducing the size of the store. This means narrower aisles and a possible reduction in stock.  Sad news.  The sign caught my eye because I had just been to see my doctor for my physical.  She told me that one half of my plate should be fruits or veggies for lunch and dinner.  That seems to be an area where I need to improve.  But – one thing at a time, right?  Water Only April is the priority right now.

Number Two

reading glasses chart

I found this chart at my Brooklyn Center Target store as I wandered the aisles and waited for a pharmacy order.  It was before my eye appointment, and I thought maybe my issue would be resolved by readers.  I tried on the different strengths, and none of them helped my issue.  This was confirmed by my eye doctor who determined that my vision issues stemmed from some muscular issues that hindered full focus.  I found the chart interesting, though, and very helpful.  I know the day is coming when readers may be part of my life as well.

Number Three

hopeI saw this sign at the Maplewood Mall a while back.  I was completely enamored with the phrase “ignite hope” as hope is one of the most important emotions we can have. Hope keeps us alive when we are in difficult situations.  Hope inspires us to improve ourselves and our situations.  Hope is what allows young people to persevere through difficult times and change the way they see the world around them.  Even though the sign has to do with scholarships rather than some great youth development program (as I had thought it was), the sign remains inspiring to me.  The scholarships that the Maplewood Mall and its owners have for young people can do exactly what it says – Ignite hope.  If anyone actually applies for this scholarship because they found it in this blog post, please comment so that I know.

Number Four

desk chair

I judged speech meets every Saturday for two months.  I have not spent that much time in traditional school classrooms for over seven years.  I will be honest – I have no desire to return to the traditional classroom any time in the near future.  This is just one of the many things that I do not miss about being in the classroom – classroom management.  I simply do not understand why kids feel the need to write on things in schools.  I took another photo in this school’s bathroom, but I decided that was even less appropriate than this is.

My eyebrows go up for lots of reasons – what has made your eyebrows go up lately?

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