Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I'm running around in circles. I can't get focused. I ran downstairs and there was Tori, studying for one of her exams with her snack. Wow. Maybe I didn't ruin their eating habits. How often do you see kids choosing veggies (even if she did add ranch dip) for their after school hunger buster? Made me proud! Now, if only I could always make such wise choices!
And then this is the other picture I was going to post. Since I'll be silent for the next few days, I figured I could go ahead and post more than one today. I love candles. For a long time I was too economical to burn them...if I burned them I'd use them up. What kind of logic is that? I guess I'm a grandchild of the depression! I'm finally over it though, and I love the sight the smell, the feeling.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
The mids almost always have a skit night. Here we've got three of the guy mids embarrassing the heck out of one of the girl mids by singing to her. The guy on the left is about 6'8"!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
We have this beautiful Greek Orthodox church just a mile or two down the road. I love to see the sun glistening on the gold of the dome and the crosses and bells. Once a year they have a Greek Festival and the cars park everywhere! They have greek dancing and drink and of course food, including gyros!
Winter has definitely begun to make its presence known. The cold whipped around me as I took this picture and bit at my fingers, making me wish for the gloves I left at home.
I went to Barnes and Nobles with my dd looking for books on teaching ESL. There really wasn't anything there for teaching conversational English, they all assume reading and writing. Sigh. Doesn't someone want to write one?
Also looked at some Russian books. It's such a daunting language. I may give it a try though.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
This is my second daughter, fourth child, helping me out today. She needed the money and I needed the house cleaned, so it worked well.
She graduated from college last month and now she's living at home taking classes in what she wishes she'd majored in! Art education. I don't think her other degree is wasted though. She was always terrified of being in front of others and she chose her major (communications) to make herself overcome that fear and she did. She graduated in 3.5 years, playing varsity soccer the whole time. Not bad. It's great to have her home again. Her boyfriend spent Christmas with us. He's a great guy. We are all assuming this is leading to marriage, but right now he's working on his private pilot's license so that he can join the military as a pilot. We can't seem to get away from this whole military connection. Even our daughter who is a civilian works for a defense contractor! Go figure.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Warning: Corny poetry
Nothing to do, so I was at the stove cooking,
Cracking the eggs and not really looking.
When out of the window I saw something white,
In the depth of the winter an unusual sight.
I ran for the door and slipped my shoes on...
For what were the chances of spotting a swan?
This time of year they swim waters warm
And leave our small creek alone and forlorn.
I ran through the woods with my lens in my hand,
Running roughshod through the woods on our land.
The swans were not staying within easy view,
But this was the shot to be shared with all you.
My shoes were too slick and I took a slight tumble,
Though my camera was safe, my dress, it got rumpled.
The leaves were sliding all over the place
And when I got to the hills I slackened my pace.
And there at the point as I leaned on a log,
I took this sweet picture to place on my blog.
I hope you enjoy it, it seems God's special gift,
I hope that their beauty gives your spirits a lift.
Saturday, January 6, 2007
I even enjoy the squirrels...just NOT at my birdfeeders. Greedy little creatures. :) And smart too, which makes them frustrating!