Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Band

Shane(bass guitar) and Alec(electric guitar) and Nathan(drums)
Nathan and Jake(electric guitar)
Alec and Nathan
The quality of my photography leaves something to be desired...but the guys are top notch! Oh, the name of the band is "Why Johnny Can't Read". Clever.

Friday, September 28, 2007

"One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar."
Helen Keller

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My First Paycheck...

in over 21 years! O Happy Day! Can you see my name? In case you can't see the amount, it is a whopping SIX DOLLARS AND 74 CENTS! This check, minus FICA and Medicare of course, is for the substitute teacher training I attended. There are many great reasons to teach, but money is not one of them! Nevertheless, I was pretty excited about my first check... even if the amount is miniscule.

Monday, September 24, 2007

48 Hours...

at a "Beginning Experience" weekend resulted in the following:
new friendships
lightbulb moments
new ways of thinking
AND a spring in my step!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Guess where I went today!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Scenes

STEAKS...cooked to perfection!
SEAMSTRESS Nicole...diligently sewing as Nathan and Christy look on.
SERENE Ana...journaling in the gazebo.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Seen and Heard...

Today I was the substitute teacher for five classes of 11th grade US History. Most of the 50 minutes was taken up with attendance, instructions and a test. These 11th graders were a piece of cake compared to last weeks 2nd graders. I have observed that boys talk more than they 2nd graders or 11th graders.
First Male student: Do you like music?
Me: Sure!
First Male student: Do you like rap?
Me: Mmmm, not really...mostly because I know a lot of it has bad language.
Second male student: Do you like country western?
Me: Yes, I grew up dancing to country western.
First Male student: I can teach you to dance rap. Wanna learn? (He is dancing)
Me: Nah, that's ok and how about sitting down in your chair.
Me: I am a really mean substitute and I will take up your test paper
if you talk while testing.
Male Student: No, you aren't are pretty.
Me: OK, I'm not mean but I will take up your test paper if you are talking!
Me: After everyone turns in their tests, y'all may talk QUIETLY till the bell.
Male Student: What do you consider "quiet"?
Me: Quiet enough that the teacher next door doesn't come in to see what the ruckus is about .
Male Student: OK, cool...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Me and Melanie at the Ambrosia Tea Room. I had Avocado Chicken Salad and Cream of Asparagus soup. Good food...great company!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Christy's first clarinet lesson.

Nathan, Christy and Ana hamming it up for the camera!

My recent lab results...with "A++" kudos from my doctor!