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Thursday, December 18, 2014

I work in an elementary school, and this is what arrived in today's email from

Christmas in an Elementary School
(sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)

Children scream, they're not listen'
When they go, we're not missin' em',
In all of this pain, we try to stay sane,
Workin' in an elementary school.

Christmas comes, they're excited,
Though our nerves they've ignited,
They're off of the walls, they run in the halls,
Workin' in an elementary school.

In the lunchroom we can hear them yellin'
And we know that they are really wound.
Someone hits, the other says, "I'm tellin'!"
And that is when our heads begin to pound.

Pretty soon we'll be restin''
cause our nerves, they've been testin'
We're happy it's clear,
it just comes once a year
Christmas in an Elementary School!!!

Author Unknown

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SUNSET09 12/18/2014 6:13PM

  emoticon emoticon Gotta love 'em and emoticon for your service as a teacher!

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BOWKAY 12/18/2014 11:30AM

  Too cute - Hope you don't mind if I share it to a couple of elementary school teachers I go to church with.

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More Giggles

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chinese Restaurant

Luke and Obi-Wan are in a Chinese restaurant having a meal. Skillfully using his chopsticks, Obi-Wan deftly dishes himself a large portion of noodles into his bowl, then tops it off with some chicken and cashew nuts. All this is done with consummate ease you'd expect from a Jedi Master.

Poor old Luke is having a nightmare, using his chopsticks in both hands, dropping his food all over the table and eventually himself.

Obi-Wan looks at Luke disapprovingly and says, "Use the FORKS, Luke."

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NILLAPEPSI 12/17/2014 11:41AM


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SWEETTOOTH712 12/17/2014 11:37AM

    Thanks for sharing!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Computer Term Dictionary

State-of-the-art: Any computer you can't afford.

Obsolete: Any computer you own.

Microsecond: The time it takes for your state-of-the-art computer to become obsolete.

MacBook Air: Apple's Mac that makes you say, "Gee, it's three times faster than the computer I bought for the same price a microsecond ago."

Syntax Error: Walking into a computer store and saying, "Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object."

Hard Drive: The sales technique employed by computer salesmen, especially after a Syntax Error.

GUI (pronounced "gooey"): What your computer becomes after spilling your coke on it.

Keyboard: The standard way to generate computer errors.

Mouse: An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.

Portable Computer: A device invented to force businessmen to work at home, on vacation, and on business trips.

Disk Crash: A typical computer response to any critical deadline.

System Update: A quick method of trashing ALL of your software.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/12/2014 5:49AM

    lol.. good ones

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I'm having a "bad hip" day. I got on my bike this morning, hoping that would "loosen me up." But the pain from the arthritis makes walking too difficult - I can't see myself managing my duties in the classroom today without a walker for support, and that would just be ridiculous. So I'm taking one of my few remaining sick days in hopes a little rest will help.

And if I with this localized osteoarthritis suffer thus, I can only imagine how bad it must be for my poor little mother-in-law, who has rheumatoid arthritis, which over the years has contorted her fingers and foot bones.

Lately the pain has driven this strong woman to tears. Levi's niece Erika, who is a nurse, has been going over to give her injections and prepare meals and in other ways look after her grandmother (and grandfather) while Levi and his son Josue are working.

On Sunday they had a "Parillada" for Mamita's benefit - our version would be a chicken barbecue. Levi said he sold some 45 tickets. They held it at his sister Marita's house ( the property also has the houses of 2 of Marita's daughters and their families - Erika and Kelly)

Here Marita and her niece Carmen (bro Victor's daughter) prep chicken.

Here is Levi's brother Victor and Victor's daughter Carmen. Doesn't that chicken look good?

My "bonus son" Josue helped out too. Here he is with his Aunt Marita.

Here Levi joins Marita at the grill.

Chicken and Platanos!

Carmen and Levi prepare orders.

I wish I could have been there to help in person, but I DID a lot of prayer support, and had also sent money to help out. I trust that when I've had my arthritic joints replaced (knee is down the road) and can retire, I'll be able to help even more, in person.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/3/2014 2:40PM

    Praying you feel better soon. emoticon

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ALIHIKES 12/3/2014 12:08PM

    So sorry you are in pain. I also suffer from arthritis; it can be a crippling disease. The fundraiser looks like a lot of fun!

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MARGOH12 12/3/2014 7:30AM

    Sorry you are in so much pain. It's good you are forward thinking and staying positve. emoticon emoticon

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Still Thankful

Monday, December 01, 2014

I love Thanksgiving - the time off from work, the special foods - but I especially love to BE thankful.
I let the kids help with rolling out pie dough on Wednesday, and stuffing celery with pineapple-cream cheese and making the relish tray on Thanksgiving morning. Of course, they wanted to sample the pickles...

Isn't that a lovely relish plate? I hauled out my Princess Crystal...

Just TRY to get FIVE KIDS at once to pose well! Here's our table of pre-dinner munchies.

Well, the feasting is over - I served the last of the huge vat of home-made mac-n-cheese to my young friend who came by yesterday, and DD served up the last of the BBQ'd turkey legs for lunch to the kids on Saturday...I return to work today, weighing a bit more (but will soon work that off - did 25 minutes on the bike this morning). It was a pleasant few days off, aside from a few squabbles among the kids. Now three weeks before Christmas vacation.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/1/2014 7:52PM

    Mmm. I so adore pickles! Love those smiling faces!

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COOP9002 12/1/2014 12:02PM

    Glad that you had a good time with family. Blessings upon you and yours.

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