Sunday, February 15, 2015


Chris came to get Janie around 11 this morning. They usually spend at least one day together every weekend :)

Jason, Si and I went to Sunflower. We got Mrs Susanne and Mr Gene to go out to Toinette and do some treasure hunting with us. I found a bunch of broken glass and a few bottles. I asked Allison if she wanted any of the glass (because what in the world was I going to with a box full of broken glass?) And she said definitely yes.

The colors of the glass are green, seafoam green, brown, white, blue, clear,  and a few pieces had designs painted in them. Very, very pretty :)

Si walked all over the place! Which meant he has been in an ill mood ever since we got home. We hiked around in the woods for over 3 hours. I definitely got my exercise!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day to ME!!

This morning after Si had been awake for about 30 minutes, he was sitting in my lap. I hugged him tight and said, "I love you."

I swear he replied,  "I love you too. "

Happy Valentine's Day to ME!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I am SO very tired of seeing this...

What is the point of having high speed Internet to our schools if we can't use it? Yesterday they blocked Pinterest. 

I threw a FIT.

Monday, February 9, 2015

teaching is not just teaching

At the beginning of this school year, I became the Information Technology Teacher at my school. I am in the Career Tech department (as I have been since 2004). I taught a class called Information Technology Fundamentals last term and we studied the MTA 98-366 Networking Fundamentals Exam (Microsoft Certification Exam for Microsoft Technology Associate).

I couldn't ever get into the system to be able to test my students from last term. Now my boss says I have to make the students take the certification exam. How can I make these kids take an exam when I don't even teach them anymore?

She told me I had to "sell" it to them.

I am NOT a salesman.

Then she told me to bribe them.

With what????

If the job of teaching were just that, TEACHING, our whole education system would be in a much better state...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I cannot even watch this episode of Modern Family that just came on because it has a kid with lice in it...

Just makes me itch...



A couple of weeks ago I turned in an application to be able to teach a computer science course. I got the acceptance letter last night!!

I am SO excited! And worried... It has been a long time since I have written any code... Looks like I am going to have a busy summer!!


Monday, February 2, 2015

hornet's nest

Some things aren't worth fighting over.

Over the weekend, i think SIL#1 and I buried the hatchet, so to speak. I apologized to her and she actually apologized to me. It felt good to get it over and done with. Not that I see us hanging out as BFFs any time soon. We are just different. And we're family. We don't have to be best friends just because we are family. We don't even have to agree.

Things didn't work out as well between Fiance and SIL#1... I told Jason it was like coming up on a hornets nest, and I wasn't one to poke at a hornet's nest.

Hopefully things will blow over and everyone will play nice.

Jason and I went to Needham, Alabama on Saturday. Janie spent the day with Chris, so it was just me, Jason and Si. There's less than 100 people that live in Needham. I'm pretty sure they knew we were out-of-towners...

They have a small park in the town that is centered around the old Walter Wilson gristmill. There is also a log cabin that has been re-built using timbers from old homes that were donated to the town. It's a nice park. Much nicer than I expected for a town of only 94 people...

The rest of the pictures I took are on my flickr page.