Sunday, October 05, 2008

You are judged...

by the company you keep.

This saying is one I often use as a guide.

Today I was listening to an interview of a local man who is a retired military person and has become a leader in the community. When asked about his political stance, he admitted that he is a registered democrat, however he had never voted a straight ticket. (Good for you, sir.) He stated that he uses this same saying as his measurement tool for who he should vote for.

This makes a great deal of sense. It goes along with the leopard and spots. It just reminds me that I am voting for the best person for President of the United States.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aah, a little rain is needed, thanks Fay!

So much for a hot August. The weather here in central Florida today has been gray. TS Fay passed just to the East of our home--in our county. We spent most of the day with tornado watches and gray skies. We were supposed to be on the back side of the squalls but we have only had sprinkles. I really was hoping we could get the rain that we so badly needed. Oh well, back to school tomorrow--how strange, day 1 and a day off. Hmm...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What a hot one!!

Today was going to be a fun day of planting flowers in our investment property's newly constructed flower beds...but then I got the call.
"Hey, I need someone to fill in for my scheduled referees, can you do it?"
"Sure, what time?"
Well, at 1:00 p.m., in central Florida, I knew it was hot! It was wicked hot!!! At the beginning of the second half, standing at the mid line, I felt like the heat was radiating up from the ground, and there was no movement in the air. After leaving the soccer field, and running errands, I passed a bank sign that said at 4:47 p.m. the temp. was 102 F.
It was hot enough for me.

Tomorrow I head back to school. Where did the summer go?

Friday, August 08, 2008

See you in 2 weeks

That is the running joke around my house today. It seems that everyone in the house knows that Mom loves the Olympics. I am so hot excited about this that I have decided to begin my school year with my room decorated for the Olympics.
When the students and parents come for orientation, I have a gift for them. I have made little 2" X 2.5" chinese take out boxes from scrapbook paper--inside is the "3rd grade survival kit". I am so excited to see the students get their kits. Tomorrow I will post the information on the survival kits.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Professional Development

Why is it that people who teach classes to professionals think it is a good idea to put a slide up and then read it to us. Hello!!! I learned to read fourty years ago. When I worked in Philly it was included in our contract that we wouldn't be "read to". I hate the fact that this class will be 2 days long. Ugh!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

And we're teachers??????

Our school has been blessed with new thermostats for each classroom, what this really means is the administration is hoping to limit the temperature settings in the classrooms. I don't mind this because I prefer to have my doors and windows open as much as possible. One of my co-teachers informed me today that she was concerned about this new item. It seems she doesn't know how to operate it (it is a rather basic model if I do say so myself). She was working in her classroom today--it isn't very hot, maybe 88 degrees F. She went to the office to complain about the fact that her AC isn't working--it is "HOT" in my room she says--guess who had the heater on, not the AC?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

It's coming Wednesday!!

The girly has just told me that the "hottest movie" is coming out on Wednesday. She is so excited to see the second Traveling Pants movie. The first one is on TV tonight, and she is happy to be reminding herself of the story and characters.

I finally read the 4th book this summer and I am looking forward to seeing it too. I am a bit disapointed that books 2-4 will be put into the movie. This does mean that I shouldn't have to worry about too many steamy situations, even though (Spoiler if you haven't read the books!!!)I am sure they will keep something about Lena sneaking out and her painting sessions with Leo. Those can be really Hot!!! (See, I am getting the hot stuff in for the August Blog challenge:D).