The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Makerspaces

The big word in education nowadays is "makerspaces".  What does it mean?  Well it means a room or space or class where kids can go to make things.
Hmmm...

Sounds suspiciously like what we used to do in classes called "home ec" or "woodshop".

Everything old is new again.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ice Ice Baby

I love snow, but I feel the opposite about ice.

The thaw is in full swing, but will take some time to fully complete due to the freezing rainstorm we are currently experiencing. 

No school today.

In case you were wondering, water droplets are round.


I took this picture yesterday- took 5 in a row just in case I didn't time it right for the drip.  Then, my camera/phone informed me that it had made a video of my 5 pictures.  Um, what?  I hate it when the machines do stuff before they are asked to do stuff.  Creeps me out.  It was a cool video tho, but now I can't find it on my phone.  I guess it doesn't save stuff unless I get real bossy with it.  Machines.

Gotta go find something else to do...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A promise

Every morning I wake up and look outside and it looks the same as the day before- sparkly cold whiteness.  It's like being in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.  (Ned?  Ned Ryerson?)

I don't know why I expected it to melt anytime soon- maybe because that is usually what happens around here.  But this time it is different, colder.  It's been around 12 degrees F at night and around 30 degrees F during the day.  The sun has caused some of the snow to sublimate, but mostly it is just sitting there on the trees or getting compacted to ice under someone's tires.  It's very light fluffy stuff- easy to shovel if you get to it on the first day.

Today it was finally above freezing.  Felt downright balmy.  The prediction is for warmer temps and lots of rain on Tuesday.  That will make for some nice slush.  

It's a good thing I am not in control of the weather.  I'd mess it up terribly.  God is in control and here is what He promises in Genesis 8:22:

“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”

I find that very comforting.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Daze

Did I say we were going to have to make up four days because of snow?  I meant seven.  SEVEN.  I've been teaching 30 years and I've never had to make up seven days in one school year.  Even when I was in high school and we had some snow days, there were never seven.

I guess this makes up for the last three wimpy winters we had. 

Went for a nice walk today to the mall.  Bought boots for kiddo, ate lunch, saw Rogue One.  A nice way to spend a day off, but tomorrow I should probably do some chores.  When I run out of those, I will invent some.

First the night shots- it snowed steadily for around 10 hours:


Then the daytime pics- it snowed on and off for much of the day yesterday:









9 inches and counting.




Today dawned clear and sparkly and cold.  I love the beauty and quiet that a deep snowfall brings.  I think heaven will be like this, only we won't be cold and wet.


Hooray for the UPS driver!
I used to ask kiddo to make a snow angel for me when it snowed.  But teenagers aren't really into that, so I made a mini one.


And here is my attempt to capture the cheeky backyard hummingbird on film- look for it in every pic because it often blends in with the tree:





That's it in the middle- shiny green chest on display.  I think it was posing for me...
 I love days like this where everything slows down- even the hummingbirds.

Stay warm and safe, friends!