Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sad Supper

China Wok is favorite dumplings are gone...I refused to go to Hi Ho. So, we went to some place closer to home of which I don't even know the name. It was good. I'll live. I may even stop being so dramatic...or not.

I Survived!

This afternoon was the Character Day Parade. First and Third graders dressed up as their favorite character from a book and paraded around the building. I was the coordinator. I made myself sick over it all day but it actually went off without a hitch. The entire First grade chose 101 Dalmatians, although, there are only 100 First graders. The Third grade was a mix and one class used characters from the fables they are studying. It was fun for those watching too. I had Fourth graders asking me when they would get their turn. When I told them Second and Fourth had Character Day in May they genuinely looked excited. whom can I pass the torch?

Second and Fourth grade classes wrote ABC books which are on display in the school library. Each time I pass I seen children reading them. So far it appears Language Arts week is a success. The books will be displayed for the visitors during fine arts night next month (also known as, the Holiday Program). I hope the parents enjoy them.

I'm looking forward to spending Thanksgiving at my parents Thursday. I'm taking a cheese ball and crackers, pizzelles and an additional yet to be determined appetizer. I'm considering veggie pizza or fruit salsa and sweet chips. Those are always popular.

Then, I have four days of cleaning and relaxing. Ahhhh, the thought of relaxing makes me slightly giddy. I'm a bit worried that some Christmas shopping may be thrown in to spoil my fun. Yuck!

Well, I must prepare to disembark for China Wok and/or Hi Ho Chop Suey. I need some dumplings and something else to which I'm allergic. I've been good and saved up all of my allowable servings for this evenings meal.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Howdy Stranger!

It would seem that after two months without sharing meaningless drivel from my life I would have tons of nothing to say...guess again. Actually I do have a lot to say, it's is just jamming the super-highway in my brain and unable to move along to my fingers for the trip to the keyboard. Too bad for you!

I'm busy doing my own one-woman mission project. I'm knitting hats for every child in my class. I probably should have thought of this before it became cold. Oh well, they will like them anyway...I hope. I know my babies (grades 2 and 3) will. They love everything I make them. Those big opinionated 4Th-graders may say something rude but secretly like the hat they chose. They are all 10 going on 13 and I can't stand it.

I also decided recently (about 4 minutes ago) that my life was a lot easier before I started thinking so deeply. Which has lead me to another deep thought...does God really want me thinking so much?

Wouldn't you know it, some young pastor's wife (who I secretly want to be my friend) hit Oasis with the question, "What are you passionate about?" More thinking!!!!!!! I'm passionate about so many things. How can I use them for God?

Our 18-month old sump died. I hope Ted is in a better mood when he calls the plumber tomorrow...for their sake. Thank goodness it's not wet outside. I'm praying the warranty is still good. I can only find the receipt for the work and not the rest of the paperwork, wah!

I'm looking forward to a three day work week. I need some rest. I've had a migraine everyday since before the last time I penned a little blurb here. Well, every day except 4 of the last 10. I went to a new neurologist and started a new preventative. It takes a month to begin working. The side-effects are potentially horrible (enough to make you stop taking it). I have been prayed for by many dear women at church and I am constantly aware of that covering. My side-effects have thus far been limited to annoying tingling of the hands, feet, top of the mouth, back of the throat, and well as... stomach pain. Wednesday I raise the dosage for the last time. Hopefully the side-effects will then begin to go away.

I hope you all have a marvelous week. I'm so thankful for each and everyone of you!