My parents divorced when I was a teenager, then reconciled, then divorced again after I got married. My Dad remarried, a Puerto Rican lawyer named Aura. Now, no one likes her parents to divorce, but I could not dislike my new step-mother. Aura w... Read more
Too Good Not to Share
I work in an elementary school, and this is what arrived in today's email from GFCL.net.
Christmas in an Elementary School
(sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)
Children scream, they're not listen'
When they go, we're not miss... Read more
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 nut... Read more
More Giggles from GCFL.net
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... Read more
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,... Read more
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... Read more
Livening Up Thanksgiving Dinner
1. Load your plate up high; take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender and take your "shake" back to the table. Announce that it's the new Thanksgiving Weight Loss Shake.
2. When everyone says, in turn, what they are thankful fo... Read more
My Cute Grandkids
As an Evangelical Christian, I'm really not into Halloween, and I'm also trying to steer away from the pagan symbols in Christmas. However, I have to admit dressing up in costumes is fun, and so I didn't squawk about the grands getting all doodi... Read more
My new assignment at a different school is very tiring. However, it is also very rewarding as we see progress made in our special needs kids.
Today the teacher put up a numbers game on the SMART board.
I was working with my autistic student today. He had finished his coloring assignment, so to keep him calm and happy, we let him hold his Diego (as in "Go, Diego, Go!") number cards, which he loves. I interjected now and then by pointing at the ... Read more
February Is So Far Away
Yesterday I had my appointment with the orthopaedic doctor. They'll do a test for nickel sensitivity, which may mean I'll get the ceramic joint. Fine, just - bring this grinding pain to an end. But they're busy...so my surgery isn't scheduled un... Read more
I loved that silly show produced by Mel Brooks...
The movie was also good. But I'm not talking about those...I'm talking about the SMART technology that is replacing man... Read more
Our family had a recipe for carp, handed down for generations.
Dig a deep hole in the ground, pour in red-hot coals, and cover with a bucket of river mud.
Lay car... Read more
Becoming Like a Child
Matt. 18:2-4 :
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowl... Read more
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