Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This is How I Operate

Those of you that have been with me for awhile may remember this post from when I first started blogging.
This is the 'desk' I've been using at summer school (we're in the home ec. room). The funny thing is, my sweet friend who shares the desk with me is neat and tidy~see right side of desk. Not one thing out of place. Mine is, obviously, the left side. Yep. Someone else works in there with me. I'm not making this up.
It's how I rebel. And it makes me happy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thanks for the Memories....

I was at Hasting's the other day and picked up The Smiths and The Psychedelic Furs. Brings back such memories, and makes me want more!!
So, what were some of your favorite bands back in the day, or now for that matter?

We're headed out Thursday on the California adventure. We'll be seeing Carlsbad caverns, the San Diego zoo, the beach, Los Angeles, Vegas, the Toroweap Overlook at the Grand Canyon, and Durango and Silverton! Won't be able to post here, but I'll keep my Facebook updated.

Friday, July 17, 2009

High of 89 and My Yard

Here's a random picture of me and a student. It has nothing to do with this post.
Here's my new garden friend. A and I named him Mo. He's been there all week.

I love how these periwinkles start to bloom. Like a spiral.

Here's my favorite tree in our yard. I don't know what it is, but I like it.

Here's a close up of new growth.

Here is my dad giving my nephew a lesson on how sundial works.

Here are my Caladiums.

Here are my dad's Caladiums.

Here are my plants looking very sad with brown leaves....

And here's what they're supposed to look like. When I bought them it said full sun, but I guess it didn't necessarily mean 104 degrees full sun. I water them every evening.
It's only supposed to be 89 degrees today.
I think if they make it through the summer, then they might get to be as nice looking as my dad's.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thought for the Day

Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good.
It's the thing you do that makes you good.
~Malcolm Gladwell
(10,000 hours! I guess I'll never be good at anything!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I love taking upside down pictures!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Random Thoughts

Well, I thought today was Wednesday, so I was going to find a great trip picture for Wordless Wednesday, but obviously that will have to wait until tomorrow. So you're stuck with my rambling thoughts. Course, I probably only have one reader left (hi Momma!!) since I haven't posted regularly in so long.
I am teaching summer school for my last school district for 6 more days. I like to take the back roads because they are so peaceful (well, as peaceful as you can get with Seether's Careless Whisper blaring). On the way there I usually drive with my windows down, but not this week as it's already 85 degrees when I leave the house. I love to look at the houses and think that someday I'll have one out in the country like that (course, by the time I get one, I'll be too old to take care of it). It's not too flat, and no traffic. On the way home today I was so busy daydreaming that I missed my turn. No problem, I went down a big block and explored that street of houses. This morning I saw a turtle, the second one I've seen, and a few weeks ago, I saw a tarantula. Wish I had had my camera for that one!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Trip to N. Carolina

Here we all are at the North Carolina Zoo, me and A, my sister and nephews.
This is my precious nephew! All he wanted to do was ride the train. When we got there, after about 1579 requests, I said "Are you happy now!?" As you can see, he's happy now.

We also swam in the pool. My sister has really big guns from catching the little guy for about an hour. He heard my son say "CANNON BALL," so prior to each of his jumps he would say "Tanne Ba!" It reminded me of Oh Christmas Tree in German. Oh Tannenbaum, oh Tannenbaum....

Here's my handsome nephew ready for the pool!
We had a great time. We didn't get to stay long, but it was nice to at least be able to go. My two-year-old nephew as we were driving in the car said "Look, a hot air balloon!" Did my speech-language therapists heart proud!
My sister has an iPhone, which is evil. I could get into some serious trouble with that thing! My littlest nephew knows how to find the app he wants and play a game. Wow.
It was back to work today for the last two weeks of teaching summer school, then, we're off to California!