Friday, February 27, 2009


Many of you know that I work as a teacher, and being that is a Friday and the end of the month, I thought I would share a little humor. All you teachers out there can certainly appreciate these funnies. If you don't understand the humor in them, then go volunteer at a local school. You will come home with a new appreiciation for teachers.

Jeff Foxworthy's Take on Teachers

YOU might be a school employee if.... believe the playground should be equipped with Ritalin salt lick. want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 8 to 3:30 and have summers off. can tell it's a full moon or if it going to rain, snow, hail....anything!!! Without ever looking outside. believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."

...when out in public, you feel the urge to snap your fingers at children you do not know and correct their behavior. have no social life between August and June. laugh uncontrollably when people refer to the staff room as the "lounge." think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

...meeting a child's parent instantly answers the question, "Why is this kid like this?". would choose a mammogram over a parent conference. think someone should invent antibacterial pencils and crayons...and desks and chairs for that matter!!!

...the words "I have college debt for this?" has ever come out of your mouth.

... you know how many days, minutes, and seconds are left in the school year !...(55 days, 3hours, 41 minutes 16 seconds).

Laugh and enjoy! (and say a prayer for me!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jordan's poem

Lover of all things mysterious
abides in his own world
solving mysteries-playing private eye
Lover of nature
spending free moments outdoors
digging in the dirt-uncovering fossils
A buddy artist
His favorite spot-his art desk
surrounded by markers and modeling clay
He's easily lost
creating a magical land
all his own.
Jordan's looks mimic his father
A little Brian many would say
Dark hair, silky and smooth
with a cowlick to match his sister's
Contagious smile
that lights up a room
Dark eyes sparkle
windows to the energy and joy
bottled up inside this young man
My pride and joy-
My son.

A poem for my children

The past few weeks my students in school have been studying and writing poetry. They were asked to write a free verse poem, and being the wonderful teacher that I am, I wrote one of my own in front of them. What follows is the poem that I wrote about Anna. I am no poet laureate, but I do hope she'll know how proud I am to be her mom.

Attitude waiting to happen
Emotions that change on a dime
Loving and cuddly one moment
Mad and frustrated the next
An athlete who outruns the boys
Fierce competitor in softball and soccer
Yet, a graceful dancer
Creativity and logic are her strengths
More freckles than the grains of sand
Clear blue eyes
that catch the attention of all
An eye now bandaged
because of a race gone bad
Skinny, yet muscular build
a build she's not old enough to appreciate
Dirty blond hair
with waves she can't control
Looks nothing like her mom-
Yet, we're the same.

Cool Site to Visit

A few weeks ago some friends of ours held a birthday party for their twin five year olds at a venue in Albany. Is Kids, Inc. ( is a fun kids muesem where fun is the name of the game. They have a pirate ship, a doctor's office, grocery store, as well as several arts and crafts stations. The kids had a large time, and the dress up clothes were a big hit with all in attendance. If you live in the Albany area, and are looking for a fun way to spend the day, I would check this out. It is very reasonably priced at $5, and could provide hours of fun. It would be a great destination for a group of moms to visit together or a dry destination on a rainy day. I hope to take my neice and nephews when they visit from Newnan. We will definately visit again.

Jordan and a friend manning the ship.

Perhaps Anna has a future at Winn Dixie

The next pediatrician, perhaps?

Crazy Mr. Steve Fuller

Maggie, Anna and Joanna hiding from the boys

Anna's New Glasses

Anna's new glasses finally arrived last week. She chose more sophisticated glasses this go around. My baby is growing up-how sad! She has done better lately keeping up with them and wearing them more. She's awaiting the day she'll get to wear contacts. I told her when she had a job and could pay for them, I would gladly take her to get them. More realistically, we'll wait til middle school when she is hopefully more responsible.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Are you my Mother?

For the past few weeks, Jordan has been calling me Mother. Not mom, momma or any other normal phrase used by a five year for the most important being in their young lives. I hadn't really thought about it or noticed it until this weekend when several people commented on it. It is very natural for him to call me mother, to which I normally reply with my answer, "yes son". Now that I have stopped and given it consideration, I love it that he calls me mother. It's special. I feel honored to have a special and unique title. After all, he doesn't call Brian Father. This morning he called me momma in the car and it sounded strange. So much so, that I whipped my head around (no, I wasn't driving) and said "what did you say?". I think he is self-conscious about it now that several people have called attention to it. I hope he will never change and I will forever affectionately be known as Mother.

Sorry for the Interruption in Services

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. My camera is on the fritz and that seems to drive my posting. We've had a busy few weeks lately and the blog has not been my priority-I apologize. I hope to get my camera back up to snuff and show off Anna's new glasses soon. For today, however, I came across these phrases this morning, and I thought it was something each person could identify with. It is encouraging to know that no matter my mood or situation, God is there with me. He will never leave me nor forsake me. Read, ponder and enjoy.

In happy moments, Praise God.
In difficult moments, Seek God.
In quiet moments, Worship God.
In painful moments, Trust God.
In every moment, Thank God.