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Time.....Flies

Where does the time go???  Is it because we now have more daylight hours or what?  Just a few minutes ago, I could have swore it was only 7p.m, but looked at the clock and it is after 9?  What happened to the two hours?  I don't know. I sure didn't accomplish anything.
I just sat down and then-bam I lost two hours? Maybe I don't use my time wisely.  I see teachers leaving school empty handy and I lug my book bag with papers to grade home.  Hum...what did I do during my planning time?  Another moment of time I have lost or can't remember what I did. Remember the saying.. Time will tell... Well time is now telling me to get busy and finish my grading.

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Wednesday's Hodgepodge

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done?

What is the definition of foolish?  Could it be something 'stupid'?  A few years ago, we lived in the country.  My husband changes houses every 5 to 7 years!!!  Anyway we had this van-which I prefer to drive small vehicles, that's beside the point.  The girls and I were headed out and running behind as usual, so you can imagine the hurry up scene.  As I was backing out of the garage, I hit the garage with the side mirrors on the van and knocked the side mirrors off.  The girls just laughed and I went on our way.  Driving through town, still running late, a black truck was parked on the side of the road, in MY way-you guessed it-I hit the mirrors on the side of the truck and kept on going.  I told the girls not to tell Daddy that Mom would ta…
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Rainy night inChilhowie.......Spring has left us

After enjoying temperatures in the 70's, it is now cold and raining ---AGAIN!!!  So I figure better write something-been awhile.........
Both daughters have already had spring break-not at the same time of course-different weeks, so on a Saturday before daughter #1 had to leave we decided to go out and eat....healthy!!!


It was not exactly healthy, but good!!!!!  We enjoyed the talking and laughter with one another.  Then it was time for her to leave and of course her fellow had to come by and say goodbye.
Ready to go back to pharmacy school and study!!!!
We had a Mardi Gras Dance at school and had a lot of fun.  Well, the teachers did!!  Daughter #2 came home from spring break.  Weather was warm on her break.  She was chosen to be on the Mid South All American Basketball Team--Hey that's why you are in college-get an education--Proud of her.
Flowers started blooming and spring was in the air!!!!!

Then it snowed!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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Obstacles keep getting in the way!!
A couple of weeks ago, I made a promise with myself to really watch my tongue.  In order to watch my tongue I had to watch my thoughts.  I have a very loose tongue-something I am not proud of. When I become angry, I say swear words that I regret later on.  So I had decided to watch my tongue.  Harder than I imagine.  Now I don't use the harsh words, but is one word harsher than the others? Watch my tongue!!!  The week started off rough!!!!  Everytime I tried to get ahead, something came up-too many meetings, interruptions, etc. So, my thoughts started racing and my tongue lashed out!!!!  Regret later on and sigh-nothing much accomplished.  I have now (just now thought of) is to take a deep breath and breathe, breathe, breathe, before I say a word!!!!  Patience is the key to stop swearing so much. I was doing pretty good until....... this morning and when I walked in to work...yep it started-to many things to get done and only me to do it so........
I thought…
1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.


What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
Two favorite activities: I love to sit in the sun with a good book and a good drink.  When I get too hot, (which happens more often now) I move to a shade and continue reading and drinking.  Second outdoor activity, is a spur of the moment thrown together cookout and then a game of volleyball played with a beach ball or my grandson's toy ball.  Let's have a cookout and play volleyball right now!!!






2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
Since I am known for not being a chef in my house, I really don't care who cooks.  I will clean the entire kitchen if you will cook.  Is that a deal?




3. When did you last fly a kite?
Many "moons" ago.  My girls were still in elementary school and I remember going to buy kites -the latest styles of course, and having fun.  Come to think of it, even when they got older and our trips to the beac…
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Wednesday's Hodgepodge    joyce-fromthissideofthepond.blogspot.com/

1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend this pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation someplace. Now tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?
I would use $750 of the money to help purchase college books-for two daughters.  Then I would give $375 to each of my daughters-hoping they would reply "Aw, Mom you keep it." 







2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?
 NO.  I wear green to school so the students won't say-"Mrs. Doane you don't have green on."  That's as far as I go to celebrating the day.




3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?
Yes, especially on Satu…
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Have you ever tried to get ahead of the game only to learn you forgot?? 
Let me explain myself.  March and April are busy months for special education teachers.  A ton of paperwork is required by the first of May.  So not only do I have a ton of paperwork to do, I also teach 5 inclusion classes-which requires preparing for lessons and grading papers. More paperwork!!! Today, I decided to get a jump start and begin.  After getting home from school, I explained to my husband I had a lot of work to start on.  No big deal-we will have sandwiches for dinner!!  That was fine with me.  I began grading papers before dinner.  Now that this was finished, I started dinner-fast, quick dinner.  After dinner, I headed back to my desk to begin.  I felt pretty good about myself-getting a head start on the work-and why not??? it was raining outside so no better night to begin.  I sat down and began on the first section-wrote two paragraphs and then began looking for other test scores--hmmm which pile a…
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1.  I do not participate in the season of Lent.  :(



2. Traditionally pancakes are eaten on the day known as Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Lent (March 8th this year). So....butter and syrup? Blueberry? Chocolate chip? ewww, no thanks!! What's your pleasure when it comes to eating pancakes?
Blueberry pancakes are my favorite with just a little butter and of course blueberry syrup!!!!  Yum Yum!!!
Sometimes I have blueberry pancakes for dinner. 







3. Spring is coming. (It is coming, right?) What's your favorite springtime flower and do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Two questions I know, but they're lightweights.
I have two very old dogwood trees and when they begin to bloom, it is breathtaking!!!! pink and white!!!
Like I have mentioned before, my husband and I bought an older house three years ago (parts of the house is 100 years old) and the lady who lived here before had a beautiful flower bed.  I remember walking in the afternoons and she would be out wo…
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So when you have a G-R-E-A-T at work what happens at home? Getting home early from school- I consider anytime before 5 early for me- I sat outside and basted in the warm sunshine.  The sun felt awesome on my face and I was feeling pretty good.
Daughter #1 tried to get in her appointments (you all know how you try to get in all doctor appointments when home).  So first stop was eye doctor and of course new prescriptions and a cost of $450 !!! Now off to get a new hairstyle--which I think made her look very professional.

Don't you??????

Well, being in a good mood, I thought why don't we go
out for dinner....I wanted Mexican food
but no one else did..so I ended up cooking dinner.
Now the night is winding down and my feeling of being
in a good mood has ended and I keep thinking
where has the mood gone......

Ring, ring, ring--daughter #2 calling
spring break starts for her tomorrow
I hear--"Mom I need doctor appointment scheduled, and
by the way a new hair cut with highlights."

Shew....h…
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1. March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday so I'm wondering...do you like green eggs and ham? Okay-how about this instead...how do you like your eggs? Or don't you?
I love the book by Dr. Suess!  Scrambled eggs with cheese and milk are my favorite. 






2. Is March coming in like a lion or something less ferocious where you live?
Is there any truth to the saying...."If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?"  March is a changeable month-we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late snow.  I can only hope this isn't the case where I live.  We had temperatures in the low 60's today and I have tulips coming up.  So...will I expect snow later on....I surely hope not.





3. Do you work better or worse under pressure?
Definitely work better under pressure.  First let me say, I run on a schedule.  I write the dates when a project is due at least two weeks in advance.  However, I also procrastinate sometimes.  My brains goes into overdrive and I stay awa…