Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
At first I was not particular interested in reading Twilight, but Tracey was totally into the books (along with all her friends) and would talk in what I called 'twilight-speak' all the time. I finally decided that if I wanted to have an idea as to what Tracey kept talking about I'd better read it.
I never expected to get totally hooked.
At the same time, a lot of the staff at my school started reading them as well. So we ended up having our own Twilight fan club.
I started them during testing so I had lots of time to read. For those of you who are unaware-- during testing there is not a lot for the teacher to do. You are not allowed to leave the room, or be disruptive. It can take 2 or more hours for all the kids to finish (no one is allowed to leave or do anything until the last test is picked up). The rules even say that the only thing that the students are allowed to do is read. You can only mindlessly surf the internet for so long. This year our testing was spread out over 3 long weeks.
So, instead what did I do to occupy my time? I read the entire Twilight Saga. In 9 days.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
It's a great place to take your kids, there's a little kid side and a big kid side. There's an ampitheater, climbing walls, and a large covered eating area. We've spent many, many hours at this park.
This morning I heard that the park and burned, however I don't know the details. Luckily the entire park didn't burn, just the main play structure. I pray that it will be rebuilt, it is a great park for our kids.
I drove by the park this evening and this is what I saw:
These two pictures (above and below) are before and after pictures, as close as I could find.
The square structure on the left is what used to be the bottom of the slide. Tracey always called it the "dragon slide" because of the dragon motif on the side.
Here is a link to the local newspaper and the article and pictures that appeared today.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Nobody writes a song called "I'm Dreaming of a White Easter." Yet that's what happened over the weekend. Hello!!! It's April!!!!!!
The weather has been cold, windy and generally miserable. I hate the wind, especially with my job, being outside teaching PE in the wind. I hate it, hate it, hate it. I will wear my hair in a bun for the next 2 months because of the wind. Grrr....
Where is that fabled thing called Global Warming???? Newscasters keep threatening that it's happening but I AM NOT seeing it. And I am not happy about it. I am so ready for it to get warm!!
Come again some other day!!!!