Friday, March 26, 2010

Flower shower

It IS a BEee-U-TI_ful day. This little animate gif has been stolen from somewhere and has found a home here. I hope it makes you smile. I am so glad to be home.
Knowing that some of you are going to be travelling this vacation makes me happy for you.
Knowing that "growing your families" takes time is a good thing. I can be patient when I think about you, and I want to see you.
Reading your blogs this week has made me happy. Reading your fb comments has made me laugh.
Catch you later, familia.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The sun is there - in the heavens - warming our earth and all that live here

Even though I don't see that heavenly orb for most of the day, with the wretched time change I can see it into the evening. And, I'm thankful for that.

I read Trisha's blog tonight - the blessingway was fun for many days before and after. And I'm thankful for that.

I talked to Tracy and Barbara tonight. And I'm thankful for that.

I watched the new NCIS tonight with Stan and then he went to sleep and I went to on tv - and the Irish were singing Celtic - Thunder style. And I'm thankful for that.
I answered Trisha's e-mail about female names. I'm thankful I can remember some... I wish I could rattle them off at will, but I can't. But, we can figure them out with a little help and we know who to ask. And I am thankful for that.
I answered a friend's e-mail. I can help, and I'm thankful for that.
Not big things, perhaps. But good things. And... I'm thankful for them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rainy days and Saturdays

Winter is still with us.
Blogger randomly picked part of this photo to use in the header. I like the big picture - even if it is dark (like the day) and somewhat bleak. Afterall, winter is still with us.

Happy Saturday, ya'll.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oh, what a difference a day makes...

Blue sky, smilin' at me; nuthin' but blue sky can I see.
Well, not quite... that's a jet I can see wit my Sony digital superspeedy shot.

March 7 - in the afternoon sun. I realize now I have posted the older snow pics last and these bluer, fair-sky pics first - they show the change but spoil the surprise - but hey - we've seen enough snow for a while.

Some people will pay BIG BUCKS to see these girls up close and personal. They visited us all winter and (I expect) they will be here in the summer, too.

The sky is looking brighter... even as the snow remains. Last weekend in February.

Too Much Snow, but this was the last snowfall for February 2010.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another Saturday night ...

Another Saturday night with Mark Harmon.
More to the point: Jethro Gibbs has become a family member. I know more about his life and times that I know about my own relatives who live in distant cities.

NCIS - I love you!

Professional note: My friend and fellow teacher, Lyn (who always remembers me at Christmas with homemade jelly), was air-flighted to Ruby today from Grafton. She has been battling diabetes - its amputations and infections.

She's married to Bill, mother to daughter Amanda and to son, Christopher, and a grandmother to two. She's a WVU fan - never missed a Gator Bowl experience in all the years I've known her. She's an English teacher, a Russian language proficient, fluent in special education strategies, parental involvement activities, a grant writer extraordinaire, and a real class act.

She loves her students and worries about them and their work (even, and especially when, she's in the hospital) - always thinking about the job, how to expand it and how to reach her kids.

She had a seizure - probably from the antibiotics she had to have recently. She told me she had to have another PICK line this last time and they didn't take it out.

Hang on, Lyn. You've got to get better - the trip to DC is coming soon...
I can't imagine taking kids to the Holocaust Museum without her.