Saturday, March 19, 2011


click this link, then click "tumblebooks" in the center of the page, then click the red "story books" bubble. you will get a whole list of books...choose the H-I page and scroll down to I Have to Go! and click the book cover to listen to one of my kindergarteners' favorite stories. and guess what my internal dialogue is now whenever i need to use the restroom. (sorry, i know that's a lot of directions but a direct link doesn't work.)

in lieu of a really high-tech dslr camera (which would cost 5 times as much), wouldn't this be a fun new toy? when i was little and on a camping trip with my family, i made friends with an older lady in the bathroom and she took my picture with a (real) polaroid camera. i remember holding the brown photo in my hands and seeing myself appear. the thought of instant prints holds amazing charm.

i'm finishing my resume today. applying to two of my top job picks in this coming week. sitting in a mock interview on tuesday (at college, part of my senior seminar). will you pray for blessing on my applications and that i will continue to trust? i know God has the perfect place for me.

that's my shopping buddy up there. last weekend i needed a whole outfit to wear for interviews (see above) and she and God helped it happen in one day. and it was fun. win-win. (thanks, kt!)

i'll think of more later, but that's all for now. love you guys.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

i kind of have a thing for ranunculus.

it's too bad ranunculus doesn't have a thing for the south.

1. Ranunculus, 2. Ranunculus on Green, 3. Ranunculus, 4. ranunculus, 5. i can't stop, 6. overlapping issues, 7. Untitled, 8. layers, 9. good morning friends

**disclaimer: these aren't my pics. since i have never actually seen a ranunculus in person, i have to enjoy them vicariously...hence the links above with photo credits. :) enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


i took the dog out to do her business at 7:30 pm and heard peepers in the trees. spring is slowly showing her head.

that is all.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


i sat in a teacher's meeting (learning how to let data drive instruction) and when i caught myself freely interacting with the other teachers, instructors, and principals i realized that i was not measuring myself at all in the situation - not mentally figuring how much of myself to present or where to fit in but just freely sharing myself. this made me give myself a quiet little smile. (what can i say...the introverts/observant types will understand.)

that is all.

Monday, March 7, 2011


the kindergarten students learned that it can be both sunny and cold at the same time. i'm not sure whether to thank the balmy south for perpetuating this misconception...or the weather graph for clearing it up.

that is all.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


today, His Presence found me again in such a concrete way. i think He smiles gently at my surprise at what He does in my everyday - my reaction is to call Him a show-off but i know how much more He can do.

that is all.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

weekend edition.

today, i got up at 4:30 am to make it to my "midterm" which consisted of sitting behind a pamphlet table for 5 hours...later, i avoided homework by hand-sewing six pieces of knit fabric into two pieces. (i promise a picture upon completion.) it made me feel like laura ingalls wilder to sew clothing by hand...except that she had probably never heard of cotton jersey.

that is all.

Friday, March 4, 2011

and again.

today, i screen captured about 150 different math activity sheets while the students were out at recess. the 4 kindergarten classes at "my" school can thank me for their new library of smartboard resources. smartboard. not a chalkboard, not even a whiteboard. smartboard. (also, my educational technology professor would be glad to know that his label of my generation as the one that would be able to enter the classroom and decipher/utilize the "cutting edge" resources in technology...was correct.)

that is all.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

just one thing.

today, i had to be at school early (umm...early-er) for "vertical planning." teachers meeting with the principal to talk about how to meet standards like global awareness. yup.

but i got to see the sunrise this morning because of it. that was the very bright side.

that is all.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

let's make this easier.

today, i picked up prints of some photos at walmart after kindergarten and i cut them out and put them in baseball card holders and now the sheet is open on my desk, a little grid of pretty.

that is all.