Baberaham Lincoln's uncommon cent

Well, I would tell you what I'm wanting to post about but it may be too controversial...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tolerance

What does that mean as a teacher who is a Christian in a public school? I'm trying to figure it out because I find myself being ok with not mentioning Christmas, but ok to speak about all the other "Holidays" celebrated by others this time of year....Why is that? It seems that if I speak of another celebration, every one is taken back. Is it because we are so closed minded that we couldn't believe that there are nonbelievers in our midst (Is that a word?) I want my students to know about others so they can be tolerant, but I also want them to be witnesses. I hate this stuff!!!

Shouldn't I be upset that all the mainstream stores say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"? If so, then something is terribly wrong with me and I can't figure out what it is.

We got a great piece of furniture for Christmas. I've been wanting one for a long time and got what I wanted. The only problem is I'm afraid that it will be more in the way than enjoyed. Everytime I see the infomercial for a TotalGym I get all excited about working out. Well, now I'm the proud owner of one. Hopefully, it won't be used to a clothes rack like all the other exercise equipment we've acquired over the year.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

2 points

Well, this is one of those moments where you just had to be there, but I'm so proud of my girl that I have to tell the story. We have entered the world of rec league ball. It has been very entertaining watching little kids run the ball court dribbling with no idea of what is going on. It seems as if everyone is running somewhere, but their not sure really where. Yesterday, was a game with times of boredom and times of great excitment. In the second quarter, our tall one was called off the bench to play. Usually she stand in one spot with her hands in the air, but something was different. She was moving around a bit, yelling for the ball. When it was thrown her way (which was 3-5 times), she missed it or grimaced and got out of the way:) And we (her dad and I ) were saying under our breaths, "Don't throw it to her.....oh man!!!" The buzzer rang, indicating half time. At the half, our precious just sat and watched as the rest of her team mates shot around. I was thinking her playing time was over, but I was wrong. During the 4th quarter, she is called back into the ball game. Something has happened. She is running to the ball. She is trying to steal it. She hasn't figured out rebounding or defense, but she is still going for the ball. She is at the right place at the right time. My laid back girl is being aggressive. The opponent is bringing the ball down the court, she crosses half court, something happens and my precious ends up with the ball. She begins to dribble to the goal. Everyone is yelling. I'm shouting, "Throw it to K_ _ _ _!" She is ball handler, but precious just keeps going. She gets to the yellow line, throws up the ball and it goes in. I couldn't believe it. She dribbled and shot and made it. I am standing up yelling my loudest when she turns around with the biggest smile on her face. At that moment, my eyes water and I know she is having fun. She scored her first 2 points. We are very proud. Luckily, there was a mom videoing the whole thing. I can't wait to get a copy. This is something that we will always cherish.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuesday's 2

1. My daughter learned a new vocabulary word this week. She went into the bathroom and read some graffatti. OF course, she doesn't get it, but she thought she would share the special thoughts left by some disgruntled middle schooler with the teacher that it was written about. Being a teachers kid, my daughter knows all the teachers so when she approached the teacher, he was cool. Then she dropped the bomb......."I read a note about you in the bathroom....it said, Mr. ____, is a c_cksucker." Too bad I wasn't there to see his face because he told me he was pretty blown away that she would had repeated that, but he realized that by the way she said it, she didn't have a clue about what it meant. When he shared this story with me, I was dumbfounded. Total disbelief. So I ask my precious where was that special note written. She of course showed me. I took some alcohol and rubbed it away. Oh the joys of parenthood. I have not mentioned it again, because I don't want this new word to become accomodated in her brain.
We have had a great laugh over this one.

2. I don't have anything else to write about. So have a good one.

Monday, October 16, 2006

1. Saw a fox the other day. It was about 8:00 in the morning and my hubby said, "Come quick, somethings outside..." So I came running and saw this beautiful fox leaping towards the woods. It had the bushiest tail.

2. The turkeys had been traveling thru the yard, but deer season has opened and they've disappeared. I kind of miss them. It became a daily ritual to see what time of day they would be here and how many would be in the group. We think we have 2 groups of turkeys that come this way. One group is mostly adults and very big. The other group is smaller which we think are the babies we saw earlier this year.

3. Bear tracks at school. I was planning an excursion on the school nature trail to go on a pretend bear hunt. Some one has placed ceramic black bears on the trail and the preK kids really enjoy this song we sing about a Bear Hunt. So being the wonderful teacher I am, I planned a bear hunt. Well, the teacher that uses the building at the entrance of the trail advised me not to go on the trail because of a bear track she found in the mud. The bear also left his paw marks on the concrete after being in the mud. Darn. No bear hunt for us.

4. Left for school the other morning and noticed the cows were trying to mate. This was my daughters first encounter with these such things....She was laughing and laughing and asked, "Why are those cows stacking up like that?" So I say, "They are trying to make babies." Her response, "Huh?" and that ended that conversation.

5. I am very excited about a real costume party that we have been invited to. It is mandatory that we dress up. I have a clown outfit, but that sounds boring. Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap costumes for my family?

6. Sold the Land Rover for $2100.00. Gave $1100 for it. So not a bad deal.

7. We are now the proud owners of a Toyota Tacoma. Won't I look cute?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

2 for the day

1. I am a coward. I have a difficult situation that I need to address with someone and just can't bring myself to confront them. Why is that? Why do I care how people feel or if they like me or not. I should just not care. I could always take lessons from my husband. HAHAHAHAHAH

2. The leaves are starting to change. On my drive home this weekend, you could see that the trees on top of the mountains had changed colors and the rest of the trees were green. So in the next couple of weeks things around here will be BEAUTIFU:LLLLLLLLL////'''.... can't wait

Friday, September 08, 2006

For Sale

Husband goes to car auction Tuesday night. Comes home with a 97 Land Rover. Why? To go four wheelin' maybe? I don't know. Anyway. if your interested. Let us know.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tuesday

1. I love fall. It is a great time here. The view is beautiful with all the leaves changing colors. Also, there are apple orchards within 30 minute drive from here. This weekend we enjoyed powdered apple cider doughnuts and apple cinnamon bread. Yum............. We plan on going over to the orchard as a family outing soon. Can't wait for more treats. Anyone up for a road trip can drive on down and join us for some apple pickin.

2. Total change of subject... In my profession I work with young children. This year it seems I have been blessed with 6 children who have their own agenda and it doens't agree with mine. I don't like having to be a "bad" guy all day, but I will not be controlled by this group of kids. I swear this is the first time these 6 have been told no. Today I was hit in the face and headbutted in the back. No, these precious ones were not sent to the office because I don't believe in that for my class, but I did have some words for them. I am going to start taping the SuperNanny for some parenting classes that I'm going to conduct. Won't that be interesting?

3. Are dreams real? I've been having some real strange dreams and 1 has me pretty scared so all you Freuds give me your opinions.