Monday, April 23, 2012

If There's a Mic in the House

This is the way it gets started...

Then the next thing you know...

The rule applies:  If there's a mic in the house we must be on it!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mrs. Evans #13 Has Arrived!!

We have a new baby!  Siblee Mae, #13, made her grand entrance on my baby sister's birthday April 17!  What a sweet little darling.  The morning of her birth I was giving the Science & Social Studies parts of the state iLEAP.  I happened to be testing 12 students.  As soon as our secretary knew my students were finished testing, she called me on the intercom.  "Mrs. Evans," she said, "Number 13 has arrived!"  My thought was, "What!  I'm testing these 12; I'm teaching 100 students 7th grade math; I have two homebound students after school.  I'm not testing number 13!"  Before my THOUGHTS could come out of my mouth, she continued, "Your husband called to say mother and baby are doing fine!"  THEN I said, "Oh thank you Lord!"   The journey just got sweeter!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunshine Merry-Go-Round!

This week is my baby sister's birthday week!!!  "You Are My Sunshine" is one of her favorite songs.  She has sung it to each of her children & reminds them all the time of the sunshine that they are to her.  I cannot receive this award without thinking of her.  I cannot pass it on to fellow bloggers without thinking of her.  So to Sandy, "Happy Birthday" and "You Are My Sunshine"!

My sister Charlotte has passed this Award on to me as a sweet gesture.  I thank her and invite you to check her out if you don't already follow her @  Her blog tells of her urban farm, wonderful family and life in politics!

The rules of the Sunshine Blog Award are simple…
#1 Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to their blog.
#2 Answer a few questions about yourself.

Favorite color: Red (It's a power color.)
Favorite animal: Juanita, my chihuahua
Favorite number: 3, the Trinity
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Diet Coke
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook (It's an addictive way of staying up with everyone.) 
My Passion: The Lord, my husband, my family, education
Favorite flower: Black-eyed Susan
Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite painting: anything my grandchildren paint for me

And finally, nominate a few other blogs and include links to them:
#1 A Penny for Your Thoughts @
#2 Raising Wilson's @
#3 Mom to 8:  Raising a Happy Family @
#4 I Think; Therefore I Yam @
Feel free to paste this pretty award on your blogs to show that you’re held in high esteem. I hope I get more awards because there are other great bloggers I’d like to nominate.
Mission accomplished.   The journey is brighter with all this sunshine!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flowers Are Red

I was reading a fellow blogger's writings about education, Red @ Hiawatha House,  and someone left a comment about this song.  So I looked it up and thought I'd share.  It is a sad statement on "cookie cutter" education but it's definitely the way we are going to go if we keep on talking about testing and measurements instead of human beings.
Click on the hot link and enjoy...Think about it.  This journey should be very colorful!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Not on the Same Page

An elderly man fell asleep in the waiting room of the hospital.  When he awoke he asked his wife, "Where are we?"  She told him and then leaned over to me and said, "We did get up early.  But his doctor says that sometimes he's just not on our same page."  My reply, "Me neither.  I feel like sometimes I'm just struggling to stay in the same book!"

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's A Small World

On "Oreo Day", I wrote of a convention that I was to be acting as emcee for this past weekend.  Well the convention happened!  This past Thursday - Saturday I have been with a large group of people at the Monroe Convention Center at the Civic Center "mcing" the event.  I tell you it was a BLAST!  I enjoyed myself immensely!  The theme was "Feeling Groovy" and so all of the music was from the sixties & seventies.  I was in my element and on stage the entire time!  I had so much fun.  These people came from all over the state, all walks of life, all ages, for one purpose to celebrate healthy lifestyles and to get motivated to strengthen their desire to see this journey through in a more healthy way than they may have been doing.  I am a member of this organization and have tried to be good but am not always successful.  But I tell you, this weekend was really like a retreat for me...very refreshing.  That sounds kind of funny, because I have blisters on my feet.  I worked hard the entire weekend.  But it was a VERY FUN JOB!   I love to be in front of crowds of people, just playing.  And to me that's what "mcing" is even though there's a script and lots of action.  I LOVE it!  Maybe that's why I enjoy the classroom so much.  Anyway, one of the people I had to introduce was the mayor of the city.  He was going to welcome the convention.  The mayor couldn't make it so he sent his assistant.  During a break, a woman from the Business & Convention Center for the city came to me and introduced to me the mayor's assistant.  I looked at him, he looked at me.  We recognized each other.  I swore him to secrecy and thankfully even though he kept my secret on stage, he did tell everyone that he & I had actually met the week before in another city on the other side of the state.  Of course that led to a lot of questions later...  Here's what happened.  I was in a hospital surgery waiting room when he walked through with a box of Krispy Creme Donuts.  That is very dangerous.  I love those things.  I called him out on it!  He said, "Oh these are for my family.  My grandmother's in surgery..."  He came back about 30 minutes later with three that had been left over.  Even though I only ate one, I was afraid for him to say how we met in front of hundreds of people!  Life is funny and even though you may eat something in private, it's really there for all the world to see.  And it is a small world but a great journey.