Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Teacher Interview Replayed

Thanks Mr. Carol for sharing this e-mail:

From birth to tomb, we educate them all!

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

Let me see if I've got this right.  You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

You want me to do all this, and then you tell me...


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Pi Day!!!

We celebrated Pi Day today by eating cookies and Pi Cake.  Even though we all know the area of a circle is pi(r)squared.  We had happy pi written on rectangle cake.  We did find circumference of several circles, discussed the relationship between circumference/diameter, and discovered "real-life" applications of pi.  Don't you just love the journey?  Especially if a little cake is involved!

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Golden Years

Ken & I were visiting with a friend of ours, Ms. Francis, who happens to be 88 years old.  She is NOT a complainer, but she has had bronchitis for quite a little while this season and is having trouble shaking it.  We were discussing things, family, friends, church all kinds of stuff, when I noticed a new picture of an ultrasound.  I asked her about the baby.  She told me it was a new great-great grandchild due this summer.  Then we talked about all of our babies and that was when she gave me another morsel of wisdom.  She said, "These are not the 'Golden Years' that I'm experiencing now.  The 'Golden Years' were back then when my children were at my feet."  Oh how I agree.  I shared that with one of my boys and he said, "Thanks Mom, that is very encouraging."  I pray they enjoy the journey each step of the way as it is laid before them.  I love these years, whatever state I'm in!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's My Little Red Coupe...

Ken and I were visiting the nursing home the other day when I noticed a sign on one of the little lady's wall.   It said:

           We're not Senior Citizens...
           We're Recycled Teenagers.

With that said, here's my new ride...

Let's go...the journey is sweet...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Oreo!

In another month, I have been asked to act as the M C for the state convention of a group that celebrates weight loss and maintaining healthy weight.  I'm trying to be good... We are out of school this week so I've been able to catch up on the news and such.  Wouldn't you know it, yesterday was Oreo's 100th birthday.  These people are personal friends of mine, lifelong friends.  They've been with me through thick, thin, and then thick again.  So I celebrated.  Ken bought me a Sonic Oreo Blast and a package of Double Stuff.  I'm proud to say it was a small blast and the package of  double stuff Oreos are still on the counter with just a few missing.  However, it's not safe for me to go into the kitchen...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Julia Sugarbaker, "I'm saying this is the SouthAnd we're proud of our crazy people.  We don't hide them up in the attic.  We bring them right down to the living room and show them off."

I'll make the cucumber sandwiches, you bring the lemonade and come on over!

Monday, March 5, 2012


Ken has been preaching through the book of Job.  Yesterday he was in chapter 32 where Elihu declares his opinion.  In verse 6 he states, "Great men are not always wise:  neither do the aged understand judgement."  This reminded me of a blog shared by Cliff Morrow where he stated:

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age shows up all by itself."

After the service, I told Ken that I was reminded of this quotation and quoted it again in front of our friend Randy.  Randy said, "That's right sometimes age gets in the car and just leaves all wisdom behind."   The journey is great!