Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Painted Boys And Why In-School Games Are Just Fine With Me.

It strikes me as a bit ironic that when we are having a ball game during the school day my personal schedule gets more attractive. Isn't that weird? Let me explain why.

First I have more time in class with my students. Second, I don't have to do lunch duty. Third, we don't have to read for an hour in the morning. And last but not least I don't have to serve the two recesses I normally do. So from around about 7:00 am to about 12:00 noon I either have students in the room or I am teaching. Hard work, no breaks. I get a modest break to eat lunch (and run to the bathroom). Then we man the concession stand and sell refreshments. Again hard work and no breaks!

I was tickled when I could support our teams by providing paint and paintbrushes to some of our loyal fans. Since I had to man the concession stand I could only set out the supplies for the group and then I had to leave it in their hands and hope they could be responsible to behave and clean up after themselves. They did a great job- aren't they just beautiful?! Just another affirmation that HMS is just the best school!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Thanksgiving Time in Tennessee

Oh Brother! You know it can be so easy to get drawn into the hub bub of the holiday season. the competition is the grocery store the mall...just driving around. So it was with some trepidation that I got up this morning. We made the plans last night. Connell and Darrell were going to walk @ 8:00. I was headed out to Walmarts to get the last minute items for our part in the Thanksgiving dinner. As I was getting dressed and clean I had the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and i got to see many floats , balloons,and bands. They also had the cast from the Broadway musical "Mary Poppins". This was so pleasant and nostalgic that I was beginning to worry about when the stress would start. I started to dread going to Walmarts' because I thought it was going to be crowded and crazy. Welllllll....I pulled into the parking lot with ease and found a parking spot right next to the door.No Crowds! I thought that maybe I just missed the swarm well to make a long story short- I had a marvelous morning a great afternoon and then dinner at Candy's and Ronnie's where no stress showed up... but Carrie, Michael and those beautiful grandchildren did. So shame on me for expecting less and thinking I would have to settle when what I got was a day of beauty. I am thankful for the attitude adjustment, I am thankful there are still reasonable people out there and I am ever so thankful that I have the family that I do. Here are pictures of Connell and me with Carrie, Maddie, Michael David and Michael. No stress there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tagged and Tagged Again

OK Thank you Beverly, if I didn't love you I might take this personally, but seeing my lack of posts this is a good opportunity for me to get back in the goes!
Type only one word for each answer:

1. Where is your cell phone? bag
2. Your significant other?here
3. Your hair? rooty
4. Your mother? dead
5. Your father? dead
6. Your favorite thing? visual
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? skinny
10. The room you're in? living
11. Your fear? stagnate
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? patient
15. Muffins/donuts? muffins
16. One of your wish list items? apple
17. Where you grew up? worldwide
18. The last thing you did? drove
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV?visual
21. Your pet? obese
22. Your computer? adictive
23. Your life? wonderful
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? no
26. Favorite pastime? goofing
27. Something you're not wearing? hat
28. Favorite Store? walmart
29. Your summer? HOT
30. Your favorite color? purple
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? unknown
33. Who will re-post this? unknown

34. Four places I go over and over? church, Walmart, school, home
35. Four people who e-mail me? Beverly, Cellia, Louanne, Amy
36. Four of my favorite foods? sushi , chocolate, Mexican, bacon
37. Four places I would like to be right now? here, Hawaii, Busy Beads , bed
38. Four people I tag? , Cellia, Louanne , Tamara

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Bright Spot in the Universe

This young women ,who is standing on my foot, is Abbey Francis. She shines very brightly in most every situation, although she has a terrible sense of direction. The past two Saturdays I have been able to web-quest her location and directions to her destination while on the phone with her. Talk about the blind leading the blind! Anyway, this morning Abbey is on her way to Belmont University for an introductory tour. With a small bit of luck (and web- quested directions) she is being shown the very best Belmont has to offer....I bet I get a call this afternoon so she can get home!