Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving week

We went to West Palm for Thanksgiving and my brother and sister-in-law's wedding. It was a lot of fun and I got to see my nephew Noah who I haven't seen for about a month and a half now. He is so super cute, starting to smile. He also is in love with this ladybug thing on his car seat. He smiles at it and tries to talk to it. It's pretty funny. So, here's some Noah picture goodness :o)

Ladybug Love!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Took the dogs to the dog park yesterday with Lindsey. It was their first trip since Lindsey had her baby. They were very excited and the weather was beautiful.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The fuzzies and the no goods

I've been feeling very irritable lately about a few things. I'm in one of those moods where I wish I had an alternate blog that no who knows me knew about so I could post long sarcastic and disgruntled rants. They would be very entertaining for you all to read (as some of my old roomies know), but not very nice and therefore I will default to the advice that if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all.

I will leave you instead with an old doodle I think perfectly represents how I have been feeling lately...

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Not much to report. This week (all two days of it) had no emergencies at school. Looking forward to tomorrow though. It's a Friday and a pep rally day. I love pep rallies :o)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Photo Friday: Sharp

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Monday, November 10, 2008

New cork art...

My newest cork idea...framed cork boards!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

911 twice in 5 days...

Well, Tuesday was another interesting day at school. 5th period I was walking out of the front office and happened to see one of my seniors who is pregnant walking by. She looked like she was in a lot of pain so I got her into the dean's office to sit down. I knew either something was wrong or she was going into labor. The nurses came down and I called 911. She was in fact having contractions, they were only 1.5 minutes apart and the 911 responder asked if I could see any part of the baby! I said "You mean like sticking out of her?! No, but she has her clothes on so I don't know". Inside I was thinking "ARE YOU CRAZY! THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD BE LOOKING ANYWHERE AROUND THAT AREA!" Then she proceeded to tell me what to do to prepare for the birth which included removing all clothing from the waist down. I answered to this with "well the school nurses are here". She told me I may still need to do any or all of these steps so I listened. But again inside I was thinking, "HECK NO AM I TAKING OFF MY STUDENT'S CLOTHING, ESPECIALLY ALL CLOTHING FROM THE WAIST DOWN!" The paramedics finally came and took her to the hospital. Her sister came into my office 30min later to tell me the baby was born. I'm glad she left when she did because that was super fast and I might have actually had to do some of those crazy things.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Runners up for my garden photo friday challenge

Thought I'd share a few of the images I was thinking of using in my photo friday challenge.

This is from my garden currently. I didn't have any strawberries all summer and all of a sudden these two little guys wanted to come alive.

This was my vegetable garden over the summer while it was alive :o)

I love, love, love these little guys and am looking forward to planting some more now that it is cooling off a bit. They are sweet alyssum flowers.

And finally another picture from our Poland trip. I thought this was super cool. They made a wall out of these cement/cinder like blocks and in the holes planted all types of different succulents. Not only does it look neat, but it helps with run off while not just pouring concrete over everything.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Photo Friday: Garden

This one was hard for me because I have lots of pictures that fit. I decided on a pic from our Habitat for Humanity Poland trip 2 summers ago. There were all of these really wonderful community gardens because most people live in apartments and don't have yards. Also, Asia, one of our guides told us that many people buy plots because the winters are so bleak and cold they look forward to being outside, creating beauty and seeing the vibrant colors.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Yesterday morning we woke up, sat in bed looking over our sample ballot and researching on the internet before going to vote. I'm glad to have done my civic duty. Make sure you do yours on the 4th :o)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Go Rams!

Many of you know that Jon is the swim coach at the high school where we work. Last night the girls' team won the district title for the fourth year in a row. Yea! It makes me happy because he works really hard, enjoys coaching, and more than anything wants for the kids to have fun.

Jon volunteered me to drive 3 of the girls to dinner after the meet. They were funny and very talkative (well, one of them was). One of the less talkative girls was the first student I ever gave an ESOL test to. She transferred from another country and was accepted into the IB program. I am the ESOL coordinator at school and really enjoy getting to interact with students who have lived all over the world. It's funny though because most of them are in IB, extremely smart and speak better english than our American born students. I end up doing a lot of pointing to pictures of squares and triangles while asking to "Please name this shape" to future Ivy league graduates and National Merit Scholars. Luckily, like my less talkative little friend who rode in the backseat last night, most of the kids are really great and know I'm not trying to insult them.