Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
PS...My mom came for a visit to see my daughter play volleyball. We had a good, but short, visit. Wish she lived closer!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
My husband was on playground duty one day. The kids know not to come tattle all the time to him, but if something really bad happens they should let him know. So, one of the more well behaved children comes up to him and says "B said the F-word!" Suddenly, this child has my husband's full attention. This is a pretty big transgression for an elementary student. Before he set the punishment in motion, he wanted to be sure that this student had heard B clearly. After interviewing her for a minute or two he asked her to repeat the word.
"You won't be in trouble," he told her, "I just need to know exactly what B said."
"Well...." the little girl hesitated, "He said fart." After my husband stopped laughing he actually called B over and told him not to say fart again.
BTW: The S-word is shut up!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Teachers don't have favorites. Teachers don't have pets. I will always stand by this as true. But if I did have a favorite it would have to be one of the most rambunctious, rowdy students I ever had. This is the kid that you had to tell twenty times a day to sit down or be quiet. "D, don't drum on the desk...pay attention...leave them alone." And yet, this kid has a special place in my heart. It didn't take me long to see once the year started, that D was not what he seemed. He wasn't the troublemaker that I had been led to believe. Instead, I saw what should have been obvious. I beautiful heart inside that constantly moving body. Also, what I soon determined, was that the other boys in the class would constantly pick at him and try to make him mad. Especially at PE class. They soon learned though, that I saw right through them. By the end of the year I hated to see D go. I hated to think he was going to another classroom. Who would be teaching him? Would they understand him? Or would he end up constantly in trouble? Constantly being yelled at? Put down? It broke my heart to see him go. My class has never been quite the same since. The best part of the story is the next year. I would see him in the halls and he would always give me a big hug and talk to me for a minute. One day, before school he handed me a folded piece of construction paper that he had made into a card. It said, "I love you. Thanks for taking my side against J and C." That is one piece of paper that I will always treasure as much as anything my own daughter has made. I still think about and pray for him. I hope that he is surrounded by people that understand and support him. Someday I hope to travel across Texas to see him play football. But, of course, I don't have any favorites. Never! I love you D!
Monday, March 31, 2008
They sell supplies for all you wonderful jewelry makers out there! Buy some and make me some fabulous jewelry!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I have recently divided my class into two groups for a special project. I thought I would use our school initials to name them so that there would be no A, B...A's are better than B's business. So they were group B and group V. Well, in the course of calling them I discovered they are so close sounding that I needed to name them. So I started calling them Buffalo and Vultures, just to be silly. When one girl whined that she didn't want to be a buffalo I told her that it was better than a vulture because they eat dead stinky skunks. Then, my comedianne from the V group said..."Ewww. If I have to be a vulture, I am going to be a vegetarian vulture!"
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Okay, I called Toshiba Saturday about a charge they made on my credit card. On Saturday I was told that since it was Sunday I needed to call back the next day on Monday so I could talk to someone in customer service.
Called on Sunday...which should be Monday by their logic. Anyway, I told the whole story again and was told that customer relations is closed on Sunday(??????) and to call back on Monday between 8 and 8 Eastern time.
Yes, it is really Monday.
This call lasted 43 minutes and the end of which I was disconnected by them.
Still Monday, I called back. This call, in which I had to again explain what I needed lasted 39 minutes before they disconnected me.
(Yes, I am stubborn!) $86 is $86. Still Monday, about one hour before closing. This call I asked to go straight to customer relations, which I go to go to hold. 36 minutes later I am disconnected by them again!
Monday still, I just talked to the info people to try and get some info on when and where the charges took place. This call lasted 10 minutes in which I was told that the representitive would call me in 1 to 5 business days.
To the credit card company, which said it would take care of the charge.
My husband thought he could make something happen and called the same number. He gave up after 16 minutes on hold.
Final story still to come. In 1 to 5 business days.
IN the meantime, read my forum post:
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Have a great day where you are!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Anyone seen this beautiful cat.
She was Mama cat. She was a great mama for several litters of kittens, three of which we still have. She was beautiful, protective and she loved me...finally, after months of attention. Her trust took a while to earn. I know you haven't seen her. I know the horrible truth is that she was killed by the coyotes that roam near here. REst in Peace Mama.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
This is Lennyy the Bath Monster.
He can help kids have a good time and get clean. Made especially for little hands and completely washable and safe for the little ones. He is Bath Monster 1 in what will hopefully be a long line of Bath Monsters. I think he is already spoken for, but check my site for more.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Made it in a treasury.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
OMG Kate is a kidnapper too. Is Claire the person that gets killed? Will someone please kill Ben already? What do you think.
So, anyway, I was knitting through all of the Idol tonight, but I think the people who went home were about right. I would have picked someone else besides Colton, but he still wouldn't have been around much longer. Anyone else think that we could just fast forward to the top 12 right now. Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between all the young blonde girls? Just wondering.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Now to the crafts. I started watching and shopping etsy last fall, mainly because of some of my favorite sellers from ebay. Poppy and Turtle. I will talk more about my inspirations later. So, I said, I can do this. I am always making stuff, and then it just lays around the house or I end up giving it to someone. So I started making things with the intent of selling them and started my own store. So far, I have sold five items. I am hoping for more though.
Oh, but there has been more to my year. I will talk more about it another day. I wrote a novel in a month. Yes. I wrote over 50,000 words in the month of November, and many of my students wrote novels too!
Let me know if you see and read this. In other words, is there anyone out there?