Friday, March 13, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This spring break is shaping up to be a damp one. Although Saturday was beautiful, Sunday was cloudy and Monday and Tuesday were straight up rainy.
Here’s this week’s theme song from YouTube:
Mississippi's 2015 Spring Break Theme Song
I don’t have too many big plans this week, so I sat out on the front porch reading Culinary Artistry and watching robins and squirrels. I love robins, because they are such a harbinger of spring. While I was reading, a robin arrived across the yard with several blackbirds.
The robin is standing on the sidewalk.
I returned to my book. A moment ‘'later, the air was filled with the mighty sound of beating wings. Looking up, I saw the neighborhood dogs.
Hey! Stop disturbing my robins!
There are a lot of loose dogs in our neighborhood.
Stay tuned for more rainy spring break adventures! Lol!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
So, things have been pretty quiet here on the ol’ blog lately. The biggest reason is that I found a little something to occupy my time while I’m here in Mississippi.
What is it?
Well, I can get called anytime and have to be ready to go where I’m needed. I step into the situation with very little intel. I have to be ready to face anything that’s thrown at me. I have to stay calm, gain control of the situation, and show that I have the power to do what I say.
No, I’m not a hostage negotiator.
I’m our county’s newest substitute teacher.
I recently read a statistic that said kids in school spend about one year’s worth of their education with substitute teachers. It was a rather sobering thought.
On a Friday, I was cleared to receive my badge. That evening, I got my first job for the following Thursday. I was relieved to have plenty of time to get ready. Well, that weekend was a holiday weekend. Late Monday night, I got a text asking me to sub the following day.
“WAIT! I’M NOT READY FOR THIS! HELP!” I thought.
I did not sleep well during the remaining hours of the night.
Of course, I can’t tell you what happened that day (confidentiality rules, you know). But I bravely grabbed my 8,000 pound sub bag and my lunch and headed out the door.
At the end of the day, I felt like this:
Mwahahaha! I did it!
There is nothing like going into a completely terrifying situation and coming out relatively unscathed on the other side. It is quite the rush.
I’ve taught 10 days now and have learned SO much! Seeing a student’s face light up is one of my favorite things. It’s also fun to share little tidbits about Japan here and there.
And now, the 64 degree sunny day is calling me. See you around!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Could they have thought of a name that was a little more appealing?
I cannot tell a lie – I do love a good King Cake (but am often disappointed).
It’s like a roll…with sugar?
Now this seafood was a bit tempting. Couldn’t find any octopus, though.
Mmm, my ideal choice!
Can anyone explain the appeal of the frozen crustless PBJ? I do not understand!
Still not so inspired about dinner. I need some exciting ideas!