Showing posts from February, 2012

Wedensday Hodgepodge

1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of February this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day?
Right now I am feeling a little overwhelmed and tired.  Wednesday I will be spending the day teaching 8th graders, trying to catch-up on Monday's work, and frantically make out lesson plans for Thursday and Friday (just in case.)  Now our lesson plans are turned in on Friday and plans on computer by Monday morning.  BUT I will not be in school Thursday and hopefully Friday as well.  #2 daughter's college basketball team qualified for the tournament -Yep had to take personal leave on Monday-to watch the game which started at noon and they qualified for the tournament.  Thursday's game begins at 2 in Frankfurt, Kentucky and if they win, they will play again on Saturday.  Or course, the team is scheduled to play the #1 team in the conference.  I am excited and thrilled and my mind is going in all directions-no only do I have to make out lesson plans-we write down e…

Wednesday Hodgepodge-Questions/Answers

1. February 22nd is National Be Humble Day...what makes you proud? What keeps you humble?
My daughters make me proud.  Admitting to my mistakes (I have made more than my share) keeps me humble and learning from the most humble person in history, Jesus Christ.

2. Where is the catch-all (aka dumping ground) in your house? The kitchen counter/bar.  A definite catch-all!!!
3. Do you make it a point to visit State/National Parks when you travel or even in your own hometown? What's your favorite?
Don't really make a point to visit State/National Parks-but if one is close to where we are-we might go.  Hungry Mother State Park and Claytor Lake is close by 'right in our back door' and we go there often.

4. How would you define honor?
Honesty and fairness.

5. Angel's food or Devil's food-which cake do you prefer?
Not really a fan of either.  I would have to prefer Angel's food with some type of fruity topping.
6. What's the most recent road trip you've t…
Saturday was Senior (athelete)  Day at UVA-Wise.  This was the last time the girls and boys will play basketball on their home court.

There are five girls who are seniors on the team and three of the five signed when #2 daughter signed-so the three girls have become very close.  Tears were shed-what do you expect from girls, right?  Memories were shared and stories (ones I didn't remember) were told.

The game began.

The girls played hard and won!!!  Yeah for them.
Next, time for the parents to go and walk on the court with their daughter.  The girls were crying...again...I looked at hub and his eyes were teary, but not mine.  Aren't you sad...yeah...I mean, I cry when I watch "Rudolph' , but I was okay.
Her name was called and statistics read about her and.....'here we go...

Later that evening, a parent asked how did I keep from crying.  I told her what I kept saying to myself over and over.....This is NOT her LAST GAME!!!  The grils will play next Saturday in Kent…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?

Abraham Lincoln---to hear his speech-Gettysburg Address

2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?
Olive Garden--tend to eat most of the salad and fill up on the bread/wine before eating the main course.

3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to

borrow it-

When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?
I quit saying should've, would've, could've a long time ago with regard to goals I wanted to attain--I was a pre-med major before I might hub and then my plans changed. My goal was to become a brain surgeon.
Most definitely look back on the goals I have accomplished.

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? …
Very quiet in the blogosphere....
Hubs says you complain when you have too much on your plate and when it is too quiet for you.   I know..,,ahem...
I have been pretty busy -but now that I have a few days of an 'empty calendar' I just don't know what to do with myself.  Does anyone else feel the same way?  

I took grandson to church Sunday night.  The children are learning to play the bells.

Believe it or not--they sound pretty good.
Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is something you are loving right now?
I have to admit, the 'winter weather pattern.'  Yes, I love the hear-Smyth County Schools closed, which I haven't heard but twice-but I am loving the thought of actually having and experiencing a spring break.  Plans on in the making--road trip for hub and I, relaxing, reading, and maybe a little 'spring cleaning.' 

2. Paris, Venice, New York, and Rome are considered four of the most romantic cities in the world. Which one would you most like to visit? Venice-- travel in an iconic gundula, taste the Venetian cuisine with a glass (okay-maybe two glasses) of Venetian Vino.  Since hubs hates to travel-won't even ride on an airplane--I can still dream.

3. Are you a romantic? I don't think of myself as a romantic but neither is hubs.  I guess this is why we are perfect together!!!

4. What's your favorite love story made for the Big Screen?
Love Story--staring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw---this is the first one …

No matter how old a child gets......

No matter how old a child gets, he/she still wants parents around. 

First let me explain.....
Thursday was a long day for me.  First I had bus duty all week-morning duty (7:30).  Then we had parent-teacher conferences that night.  Emily had a basketball game in Ohio and she knew we would not be able to come.  She was fine with this-at this age and towards the end of the season-most are.  During parent-teacher conferences, I was made aware of some horrible news.  The chancellor at UVA-Wise had died suddenly.
I couldn't believe it.  I quickly checked my phone and I had a message from Emily.  She really liked the chancellor and had been at his house many times.  She even has a picture of her sitting in his chair with her feet on his desk.  At first I was appalled-asking her if she remembered her manners, but she told me Chancellor Pryor had taken the picture.  I knew Emily was crying where I heard her voice and I knew she needed me and I knew I couldn't get to her being 7 hours aw…

Ground Hog's Day......Prediction

Today  is Ground Hog's Day...... 
Usually I am thinking --okay enough cold and snow.  However, this year I am wondering where the cold and snow is!  We are certainly experiencing 'spring-like' weather in my 'neck of the woods.'  As a matter of fact, we haven't had a full week of cool weather.  One day it may be in the 40's and the rest of the week 60's.  
 According to folklore, if the ground hog sees its shadow as it emerges from its burrow one can expect six more weeks of winter weather.  If the ground hog does not see its shadow, winter-like weather will end.  The weather forecast is predicting rain-thunderstorms actually with temps in the 50's.  So will winter-weather end soon-my thought......winter hasn't begun here. I am predicting an early spring with a weather forecast like this.
I have taught for 30 years-giving away my age-, and never have I had a spring break.  Spring break is taken away due to snow make up days.  This year, spring break…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's that most wonderful time of the season! Do you complete your own returns or farm that job out to the professionals?

Farm out to professionals!!

2. This next question comes from Kansas Bob...he posed it in his response to something I asked in an earlier Wednesday post and I asked him if I could add it to the Hodgepodge some day. Today's the day....

Which do you think has changed you more-love or pain?

Pain--- I don't see the world through 'rose colored glasses' anymore.  Pain has also made me appreciate life more.

3. Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year for 2012. Your thoughts? Would I find this color anywhere in your house? How about in your closet? If not, will you be adding this color to your life in some way in 2012? If you're not sure what tangerine tango looks like click here.

I like the color-yes definitely find it in my closet!  As for the house, probably in the future.

4. Are you a collector? What do you collect and doe…