Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Would love to

Would love to sit here and type up a long post, but I have grading to do. School only has 8 more days left, and I need to have everything graded, scores written in the grade book and then typed into the computer program before that last two-day week. I would love to do a "Week in the Life" series of photos, but haven't, yet. Thinking of starting tomorrow...Planted my annuals and vegetables on Sunday, they're enjoying our sunshine.
Hope you are well, healthy and in wonderful weather (it's sunny here but 90 degrees!)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Road Map

Sometimes, don't you wonder where God's road map will lead? I mean, I know the ultimate goal and destination: with Him. But, what detours am I taking and why? Why are the roads closed? Why did someone else swerve in my lane and cut me off? Why am I stuck in life's traffic? Wouldn't it be nice if He showed us the map/way... just a peek?

I guess that's Faith... trusting in Him when I can't see my road map...

Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

edited 5/21/2010:
I guess I have to rely on my God-positioning-system, hm? :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I love this site:
It's got Stacy Julian's ideas for "sprinkles"... positive ways to spread smiles, is how I like to think of them. I love them and wanted to share. I am always keeping my eye out for ways to spread positivity. Enjoy! Hope your week is going well! :)

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Last weekend was spent traveling to a soccer tournament for our youngest daughter. We traveled two hours to the tournament, watched her play two games in the rain, traveled back to teach Sunday School on Saturday night, then got up to do it again the next day. They ended up in the championship game, getting second. They played well and were worn out. We had to wait on the championship game for rain delays, and the game directly before us going into two overtimes and a shootout. It was a loooong game! Then we didn't get home until late. This week our younger daughter also had a game against a tough team. She got to play midfield instead of defense, which is normally her favorite position, but she really enjoyed it and is hoping to play again today in her game.

My oldest has had a few track meets since I posted last, trying all different races: the two mile, the one mile, the 800 and the 400. She got a PR (personal record) in the mile at 6:19. She was pleased and so were we! :) Faster than I could run! :)

We had another fire out back last night. It was a very windy evening, but the temps were right. We had a cold front and storms move through overnight and it will be chilly and dreary today. After lunch I'm going to go get 6 miles in, I hope, if the wind doesn't blow me away (or into exhaustion! :))

I haven't gotten caught up on grading yet. I'm not sure I will! :) But, I will try. Had to input grades for progress/interim reports on Thursday night and was up late doing so. Not sure if I've mentioned that I'm in this classroom until the end of the year, now. No prospects for full time employment in the fall, though.

We have tried some more of Jamie Oliver's recipes. All very good and none very time consuming. The girls picked out recipes from it to try next week. Now I have to shop for the food, though! :)

One last thing for today. Do you, regular readers, recall my goal not to buy scrapbook items for a year? I pledged to use what I had at home and nothing more. I haven't sat down and scrapbooked, due to the mounds of laundry and papers to grade, even though I'd really like to... but I subscribe to this blog and saw this wonderful paper. I'm about to cave. I love it all! But... am trying to resist.. for now... :) So, I'm posting about it. Send good vibes. I don't need to spend $ on supplies I'm not even using. There will be other cool stuff out there, when I get back to buying supplies again! :) (Right? ;))

Ok, that's all for now. I must go, eat lunch, do laundry, grade papers, etc... And Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms!! Hugs to you!