Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Taking time to remember friends, family, strangers, and their families who have served our country.
Thank you.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Really!?

This was at Wal-Mart the other day. Wow.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Skateboard Ramp!


He loves it!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Check THIS Out!

Our anniversary is next Friday. Thirteen years. It's been a little slim, so we decided we weren't buying each other anything (does that ever work? No.). I spent about $30 on hubs.
Hubs got me THIS! Isn't it beautiful!? I *love* it!
I have to make a place in my 'craft' room for it, so it's temporary home is the living room. It works! It has a knee lever instead of a foot pedal. How cool is that!? The book and bobbins and presser feet were in the drawer. Date: 1951! SOOO excited, can you tell?
It's called Necchi. Anyone familiar with?

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

Bookstop

My first job was at a book store. I loved it.

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

Fruit Dip

Hi all! I stole this from Stacy. SOOOOO yummy! Made it for small group at our house last night.

Recipe:

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

Purty Flowers

Went outside a couple of weeks ago and saw this beautiful iris. This is what happens when it is the first spring in your new house. We had an awesome arc of daffodils in the front beds, too. I love irises...especially purple. They always remind me of my grandmother. I love the dusky purple of this one.
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

It's a Right not a Privilege



This bumper sticker says "Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you're abusing the privilege."

So, is it a right or a privilege, or are they one in the same?? :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ents

Apparently, we teach Ents at my school.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tornadoes



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

Happy Mother's Day!

So, what's the best advice you got from your mom?
I'll start:
~Get your teaching certificate, you'll always have a job.
~Send Thank You notes

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I am Alive!

Hi all! Or should I say the two of you that are still here!
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.