Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
We built bird houses.
We sluiced for rocks at Hiddenite Mines. The boys loved it.
This is the library in my sister's little town. So quaint. I love it.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This swing doesn't get much use.
They live in a small town in Pennsylvania. Very quaint. They have ducks they like to feed on the towpath behind their house. Donkeys used to tow barges carrying coal for fuel for the homes on the canal.
This is my younger nephew. I'll have to do a whole post on 'peeking' shots I have of him!
For some reason I cannot upload any more pictures, so more to come tomorrow!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I've been at my dad's for almost a week now with my sister and nephews. The older of the two nephews rarely stops talking. Seriously~the talking ceases in sleep or during a movie. Midstream he'll say "Can I tell you something?" My responses started with "Yes" then moved to "You already are" and then to "No." Which didn't stop him, he just keeps right on going.
I've also heard "why?" approximately 5,624 times.
If they don't like an answer you get a "WhaT?" with the final consonant clearly articulated. Funny.
The three-year-old likes to tell this joke:
Just an alligator.
To which he falls down in peals of laughter.
So cute. We've been to the children's discovery place, sluicing for rocks, the aquarium, swimming, swimming, and more swimming, and building Lego structures galore. I'm headed home Sunday. I plan to sleep the rest of the day! Happy Weekend.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
My daughter will be TWENTY on Wednesday. Wowza, I'm old! Ha. The guy at Sam's who wrote on her cake hadn't had all that much practice. At least he spelled everything right.
We had a cookout...make your own kabobs with the two largest green peppers I think I've ever seen.
Hope you all had a great June and weekend.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This morning, I'm in line at the water fountain with my class (K-1st grade). I always count when kids are getting a drink or they tend to stay there for 20 minutes while the people in line behind them wither away. So, I'm counting backwards from ten. And this kid says, "You're counting backwards!" I said, "Yep, and it's your turn, do you want me to count forwards or backwards?" He says "I want you to count in Spanish!"
Sunday, June 6, 2010
On another note: I begin my June work/school marathon tomorrow. Probably won't be by much, but I'll check in. Have a great summer!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I am not smarter than a fifth grader.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
You probably won't see much of me for June. I am overbooked, as usual! I'll try to pop in now and again to let you know I'm alive!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
On another note....I just watched my son drive away on his first 'drive' with the driver's ed people. Sniff! On both accounts!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I don't usually unpack all my junk when I teach at a new school. Don't always need everything for each specific grade/subject that I teach, so I just leave some of it in boxes.
I am doing a quilting project with my third graders, and began searching boxes for the fabric crayons. And I unearthed this. This is my name tag from.....oh sheesh, I don't even want to tell you. I was 16. Mishi was the nickname given to me by my manager. Remember those old label makers!? And in case you didn't catch the name of the store, it's on there twice.
I think I actually wore it attached to that pin that says "Does your mother know you're out?" Nice.
Monday, May 17, 2010
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups whipped cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
These are awful pictures of my bluebonnets. Needed macro.
Had to buy myself a couple of these when I saw them at Home Depot. A little bit of 'home' in our front yard. My grandmother also had bluebonnets in her yard. They filled a whole side flowerbed, and it seemed every year there would be more. These are looking kind of scraggly right now, but there have been lots of seed pods, so we'll see. Always an adventure waiting to see what will pop up next year.
On anther note...I interviewed for a job that I found out last night that I didn't get. I didn't need the job, it would have been sort of a promotion and definitely more money, but that's okay! Not complaining because I still *have* a job. Just FYI.
Have a lovely weekend. Hope you have beautiful flowers where you are!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We were not affected by the tornadoes other than losing power for about seven hours. Some members of our church and some students and teachers I work with were hit fairly hard. We went over to one house last night to help them clean up their yard. This tree used to be in a yard two houses down. Some people are still without power and water.
Happens in a blink, happens in a flash!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This has been one crazy semester! I had my last class this evening. It was my hardest class yet, but I learned a lot! We had to design and implement a research project. It was fun! I did mine on sign language vs. PowerPoint on the effect of learning sight words. As it turns out, neither worked better than the other. I wanted sign language to win! Oh well. I didn't have a lot of time, I think one intervention would have proven more effective had I done it longer.
My last class for this semester is tomorrow night. I'm ready for the break before summer classes start.
Three more weeks of school. June will be rough...I'm teaching ESY, taking a class, and teaching a class. But July....going to see my sister and her family and my dad.
Hope you all are well.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
When I got home, I *finally* had the results from the interpreter's test I took back in December. I got a 3.4. I need a 3.5 to be an educational interpreter in Oklahoma, but I don't care! It was SO much better than the last debacle! I am so proud of myself! And it's not like I'm going to quit my job and become an interpreter, but I wanted to have it in reserve. Just for kicks, I *can* be an educational interpreter in the states of NJ, KS, KY, LA, NC, and WI. They only require a score of 3.0.
Texas isn't on the list. Hm.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
We also saw one of Rey Mysterio's masks. Not really, but it was funny.
My mom and step-dad have a rat terrier. She doesn't eat much. I thought this was so funny because we buy the 40-lb. bags!
My car went from 29,999
My sister-in-law got married. Outside and their new house. It was nice.
Here's the groom talking to my beautiful grandmother-in-law who will celebrate her 91st birthday this year.
And here's a sweet picture of my hubs and the beautiful bride.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Anyway, today I was working with my third graders and one of them said, "How much more time until lunch?" I said, "I think you can tell time by now, you tell me." She said, "I know, but it's hard and takes effort." I said, "Welcome to the rest of your life."
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. blue cheese dressing (or Ranch)
1/2 c. Frank's RedHot sauce
1/2 c. crumbled blue cheese (or mozzarella)
2 cans (12.5 oz. each) Swanson Chicken Breast
1. Stir the cream cheese in a 9-in deep dish pie plate until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
2. Bake in preheated 350 degree over for 20 minutes. Stir and serve with veggies or crackers.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
He ordered a new pair of shoes from the local skate shop a couple of weeks ago. It took forever for them to come in, but we finally got them yesterday. The first thing A did when he got in the car was to open the box and smell them. He's weird like that.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I like it so far!
I'm actually going to a conference tomorrow, so I won't be off again. They'll tack these days on to the end of the school year and we'll be going into June! :( Hopefully the temperature will be nice and toasty tomorrow to melt this ice!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pretty ice crystals on the blackberry bush.
Didn't want to chance the roads to go to church. Haven't left the house in 4 days now, and I'm OK with that! Got a lot of homework done, laundry, quilted, and slept a lot. May be back to work tomorrow.