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May. 26th, 2008


Last week is finally here

Wow, the 2007-08 school year is just about done. Three more days - tomorrow is 5th grade recognition after school. Wednesday is a typical day, and Thursday will be a "switch" day - I'll see 12 classes (half the school) for 25 minute classes. I'll spend most of that time keeping a lid on all the excitement and signing t-shirts.

J and I are out at his parents place. He's helping his dad fix a fence while I sit out on the deck.
Here's a picture. Great place to be.

What a great time of year this is.

Oct. 11th, 2007



Sep. 6th, 2007



I'm still here - just buried under the beginning of the school year ;)


Aug. 17th, 2007


Good to be back

Just now got the internet connected here at the new apartment.  I think I was going through withdrawl.  


Aug. 9th, 2007


Picture fun

While I was downstairs cleaning out my car, these folks drove up and took the couch that had been sitting by the dumpsters for a few days.

Hope they didn't have far to go...

Aug. 6th, 2007


Ok, so this weekend's first reading got me.

Moving and starting school...at the same time...are beginning to drive me insane.  Basically, I need to take a chill pill.

Aug. 4th, 2007


The shape of things to come...

This month's Southwestern Musician (the Texas Music Educator's Association professional publication) came in the mail yesterday.  Michele Hobizal, this year's Elementary Chair for TMEA, had this to say in her article:

Live the teacher life before school starts

Although the start of a wonderful new school year is almost here, you still have some time to prepare yourself and your music room.  After being out of practice for almost three months though, maybe we need to start living the life of an elementary school teacher again.  In addition to hearing our names called out hundreds of times throughout the day, what else could possibly prepare us for our daily challenge of offering the best music education possible within the shortest time possible?  You could begin acclimating yourself now!  Here's how:

1.  Stop going out for lunch and start fixing your "school lunch" (you're right - food that requires no preparation and certainly no microwave hearing time - those seconds are precious eating time!)
2. Invoke a maximum duration of 15 minutes for lunch.
3. Wake before 6am, thoughts of how to begin with the first class period immediately occupying your brain.
4. Take only a single scheduled bathroom break during the school hours of your day.
5. Practice making dinner within 15 minutes.
6. Handle all of your personal business within the hour before you go to sleep to restore yourself for the start of another day.

Aug. 1st, 2007


Here comes the sun...

This is only slightly disturbing. I don't know about you, but if I woke up and a spider was in my mouth...

New apartment floorplan. Wahoo!

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Our is on the 2nd floor.  This will be a nice change of pace from the two previous places we've been, which have been third floor.

Turned on the tv this morning and caught the SPIRIT OF HOUSTON COUGAR MARCHING BAND (well, a small portion of it) playing at the Gulfgate HEB for their school supplies drive (at 7:45 am).  All I could think of was "heh, they had to get up eeeearrrrrly" = P

Pilates at 9 today, I had better go find something to wear.

Jul. 30th, 2007


As mentioned in the previous post...


Monday, Monday...can't trust that day.

The Mamas and the Papas are singing "Monday, Monday" in my head this morning...and someone has set the play mode to "repeat track."

Still watching Harper count to one million - he passed the 500K mark  Saturday - with much pomp and circumstance. But I guess you can be the judge of that...

Still packing.  I am really going to make some headway today.  I've got some things planned...the weather's great, and the garbage truck just came by this morning so the dumpster's nice and empty.  Not having the rain today will be fantastic!  

Took J to work this morning, the Element has a flat, but I managed to creep over to the Texaco a minute ago and put some air in it to get it to a shop.

I really, really, really want to be here right now:
That's my mom, last 4th of July, playing with her bubble machine.  Haven't been to the bay once this summer!  Stupid rain.  Shouldn't complain, this time last year we were all dying from the heat, a/c bills were horrendous, water was being rationed...

At any rate, I was all ready to go for the 4th this year, then *they* decided they were not going down there at all.  

Alrighty then, off to be productive!

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