Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gird Your Loins

  • Week long Thanksgiving vacation just makes me antsy for Christmas break.
  • Principals have to have walk-throughs started and completed for the semester in the next three weeks. (Are you kidding me? They always do this stupid crap in the month of December.)
  • Our lesson plans have been re-invented so many times, I just don't know what is up anymore.
  • Our students are taking benchmark tests next Friday. I'm nowhere near finished with the curriculum, but we're going to test them anyway. Because the county says so.
  • Our boys made it to semifinals: Prep is thrilled! The game was almost six hours away Friday night - so close to Jacksonville that you could see the airport if you stood up on the top of the stadium seats. My dad went to the game and kept calling us here with updates. He had a great time - Prep said he sat right in front of the cheerleaders, but the game was so exciting, he nearly forgot to watch her and stood up and watched the football game instead.
  • One of the boys in the upper school died Saturday night. He had Ewing sarcoma and had suffered for several years. This has really hit me hard - I don't know why - but this boy was the baby of his family and I keep looking around at BrownBear and wondering what I would have done if this had been her. He was a 10th grader. Just keep him and his parents and his big sister in your prayers. And the entire upper school. Tomorrow is gong to be a tough day at school.
  • Fifteen school days until I can return to this perch on the couch.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hell To the No, Katie

Thanks, Cupcake, for posting this. I'm looking for the link to the Walter Cronkite celebration party when he was named anchor to the CBS Evening News. I'll bet he could pop, drop and lock it with the best of them. Stay tuned.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Merry ThanksNewYear!!

Thank goodness for Thanksgiving. We're about to pop:
  • I've revised my lesson plan book for the third (or is it the fourth?) time
  • I've got a parent who is ready to jump down my throat because I didn't recommend her son for the gifted program. I didn't rate his motivation or creativity high enough to make the grade - like I'm going to give those high marks to someone who doesn't write down assignments unless I personally tell him to, who doesn't turn in work unless I personally tell him to, who won't sit still, won't pay attention, dances in his seat, talks in my line, and hasn't got a creative bone in his body. The gifted program? You've got to be kidding.
  • I've got a Varsity cheerleader who is cheering for a football team that is in the Sweet Sixteen. She would love for them to go to State. I want what makes her happy.
  • We just finished her Senior Page. In.The.Nick.Of.Time.
  • My 8th grader just bought footie pajamas.
  • I need to sleep for days, but my Dad is coming on Monday, for a holiday I haven't cleaned or planned for.

WHEE!!! Let the holidays begin.


Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Healthier Me

How much fiber can a person eat in a day before she explodes? I've decided to try and eat a little healthier and have purchased some Fiber One yogurt and poptarts. I figure if I can have a poptart, I'm good. Reminds me of my childhood. However, I am afraid that my colon won't recognize me if I continue this path of salad, fruit and fiber.

I'll let you know if something happens.


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