Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, Friday, Friday

It's Friday today! Thats a good thing. The sunrise is gorgeous, and it's fall-like weather in the desert! Man I like that!

I was at the middle school for two days in a row and I had two of my former 3rd graders in a few of the classes! It was quite nice to see them. One of them told me that I had been her favorite teacher in elementary school! How that warms the heart. I had taught her brother before her, and her sister after her. Quite nice!!!

Anyway, I am off to be in 4th grade today! And then I'll be in High School on Monday. I'm also going to start tutoring. It'll be so nice. 3 days a week for an hour. $60 an hour...that'll work out to some nice extra cash for me....I'm glad to have folks looking out for me and helping out by trying to find me work. :o)

Here's to a great Friday! Enjoy it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Old Students

Wondering if I'll see any of my former students tomorrow. I'm subbing at a middle school in the town I used to teach in. Depending on the grade I have tomorrow...I may see some of my kids. They would be 6th, 7th, and 8th this year. Huh...wonder if I'll recognize them. Wonder if they'll remember me. weird. I don't even know if any of them are still in the valley, and I'm worried that they may not remember me.

And if they do remember me, I certainly hope they remember me with happy thoughts. I wouldn't want them to remember me being a bitchy teacher...although sometimes I was. Depended on the kid and what they were up to. But...crazy thoughts! I know.

I'll try to let you know if there were any good memories shared or not. I do know that most of the kids in these groups were ones I liked. There may be a few that I had a hard time with...but they could already be in high school. The years start to mesh together.

There is one girl I'd love to see. I remember her year completely. And what she went through that year. It was heart-breaking...I'd just love to see her and see how she's turned out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Do's and Don'ts of a playground.

1.) Create a list of playground dos and don'ts.

Mama Kat has another great list of prompts. I chose this one because...

Seeing as I'm a teacher and I've worked in a few different schools where the playgrund rules are amazingly different at each one...I have a few rules of my own:

1. Play safely!
2. Take turns on the slide and swings.
3. If someone is sliding down the slide move out of the way!!!
4. No walking up the slide if someone is sliding down.
5. Use your imagination while on the playground equipment.
6 Use your kind words with one another.



1. Hit each other.
2. Hurt each other.
3. Speak unkindly.
4. Be mean!!!



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Phone call...

So I really don't like early/late phone calls...especially those that come at 4:00 am. I had one happen last night/this morning. It was crazy. I still don't really know what it was all about.

I've been reflecting and processing the information in that phone call all day, and yet I'm not one bit closer to understanding what it means. I know that it came because of fear of gettng close, but...did it really need to happen at 4 and then continue for 2 hrs???? I don't know...I'm just not sure of anything.

When asking for clarification, I didn't get a full one. I'm not sure what was going on!! So, I will continue to reflect and try to figure out what it is that I should do.

To move on, or not to move on? With him, or without him? Huh? Some pondering is going to be happening tonight. Boy I hope I don't get another 4am call. I need to get some sleep tonight!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Top 10 things I'd rather be doing...

than having sex with David Letterman.

10) Scrubbing the bottom of the pool in a snorkle outfit.
9) Jumping up and down on a bed of nails.
8) Stand in line at the Dept. of Licensing.
7) Watching a horror movie marathon.
6) Putting my finger in the light-socket.
5) Be an outside window washer for buildings that are 20 stories high or higher.
4) Pick up garbage on the interstate.
3) Be in politics.
2) Be like Forest Gump and run across the U.S.
And the number 1 thing I'd rather be doing than having sex with David Letterman....(drum roll)

1) Swim in a shark tank with a few fresh paper cuts on my fingers.

Thanks MamaKat and Happy Hour Sue!! What a fab idea!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


So, tomorrow is the day I turn another year older. I don't mind actually. I kind of like maturing. Plus, I believe that you're only as old as you feel. There are some days, I feel quite young, and some days I feel quite old!!! And others....well, those are the days I feel just as old as I am. It all balances out! Which works in my favor since I'm a Libra and the scales signify that. Balance.

I am remembering last year though....fond memories! I was in Santorini, Greece last year on my birthday as my school had their Fall Break during the week of my birthday. I found that quite exciting! Here's a pic of me on the island:

Then two years ago, I was lucky enough to spend my birthday in Paris.

What an amazing two years of birthday's! And now....I am in the desert....Palm Springs! I love that the weather has cooled down and all, but I'm still wishing I could have gone somewhere special this year! Although, I must say that I am glad to be subbing at this precise moment. I do not have a job lined up for tomorrow. It's great! I get to sleep in. Do what I want! What better way to spend my birthday?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Celeb Sighting

Man, I love going to places where you should see famous people and then actually see them! I went to L.A. this weekend to hang out with my cousin's. We decided to go and explore downtown L.A. Something we never do when I go visit. We ended up at The Standard's rooftop bar. Lo and Behold...Rod Stewart was there! It was kind of cool. I snuck in a photo. I felt bad taking the pic, too! Here he was chillin' and hangin' out and I didn't want to cause him in undo trouble.

I don't think he saw me take the pic, but I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't know I had taken it!

Here you go...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Couple Having a Conversation

Mama Kat and her great Writer's Workshop moments....

Okay, so this couple I think I will call....Christian, and Rebekah.

"Rebekah!!! Come on!!! I was just joking!"
"Walk the other way Christian! I mean it!"
Kissing her shoulder, Christian says, "But honey, I swear I didn't know that you would go out to the far, far corner of the yard to search for me!"
"Well the game WAS Hide-And-Go-Seek. You're supposed to look everywhere! No one told me there was poison ivy in the yard!"
"Yes, well, why would you think I was hiding back there? You can see from here that that I am not small enough to hide in the ivy."
"I know..." Rebekah sighed. "I wasn't actually looking for you over there."
"You weren't? Then...what were you doing over there?"
"I - I can't tell you! I'm embarrassed." Rebekah turned around and walked away again.
Christian followed and kissed her again on the shoulder. "Honey, you can tell me anything."
"Promise you won't laugh?"
"I promise I'll try. Is that ok?"
"Well, I supposed that is the best I can hope for!"
"Ok, so...what were you doing over there?"
"I was...I was...I was relieving myself! There! I said it!"
Trying to stiffle a chuckle, "Oh, my!!! Ok, so that is a bit embarrassing. But, it's ok. Just don't go into the corner of the yard again! I suppose that you can understand that now, though!!!"
"Yeah, I suppose I can. But....I just couldn't wait. Will you rub some calomine lotion on me, please?"
Raising his eyebrows, Christian said, "Yes indeed!" He embraced Rebekah again and they walked into the house together.