Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

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We have considered ourselves quite fortunate that we made it through football season, past Halloween and almost to the end of November before any snow actually accumulated and stayed for more than 3-4 days. Well the end has come to our good luck and we are struggling throught the first major snowfall of the year. I, for one, like snow. I would rather look out the window and see huge flakes of snow resembling feathers floating through the air from one of my mother's feather pillows or chuckle as small children struggle to stay upright as they fight their way through drifts of snow on the school yard when they could walk on the freshly shoveled sidewalks. And to watch Abbey run wild through the yard diving and jumping in the snow is quite a sight, so I don't mind the snow at all. ITS JUST THE -40 WINDCHILL AND HOWLING WINDS THAT DRIVE ME CRAZY!!! It looks like tomorrow will be another day of freezing cold weather, high wind chill factors, reduced visibility and inside recesses. I am not going to let all that cold weather put a damper on my day. I am going to sing Christmas songs, start Christmas crafts with my students and remind a few people more than once a day that in less than 2 1/2 months I will be soaking up the sun and enjoying retirement!!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

57 strat

This is just a place to upload this picture until I figure this thing out.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Trouble with Zippers

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Did you know that zippers were invented almost 100 years ago and became popular as a fastener for children's clothing in the 20's and 30's. I would have to believe that those who made the first zippers and decided that they should be the fastener of choice for children's clothes were not Kindergarten teachers (especially those in cold weather climates).
Each day I stand guard at my classroom door making sure none of my young students venture outside without their jackets zipped up. This means helping some of them get the zipper started, unsticking the cloth that has gotten caught in the zipper and doing the zipper up those last few inches so those slender young necks are covered. And it never fails that as I pull up the zipper they put their chins down and Oww, the chin gets zipped! Finally everyone is out the door and I get a few minutes break until they come back in and we start the task of unzipping the jackets. This shouldn't be as hard, right??? Well, not unless you have a jacket with a broken zipper. Let me describe an incident that happened today. One of my students came in and his jacket was attached at the neck but the rest of the zipper was split wide open. He pulled and twisted and finally decided he was not going to budge the zipper. That's when he called for help from the "Zipper Expert". I tried to pull it down, then up, but neither worked. I tried to zip it up from the bottom but that failed too. By now he is getting quite flushed and the sweat is running down his face and so I decided I better get the jacket off the poor little guy. The arms came out easily and then it was a quick pull over the head. Oops!! The jacket is not going over the head. Ears are bend back and he is stuck tighter than Winnie the Pooh when he went to visit Rabbit and ate too much honey. After he cried " My eyes hurt!" I gave up with going over the head and began the task of pulling it back down again. That was easier said than done. I think his nose is a little bit flatter now. Then it was back to pulling and pushing and stretching and I was just about to find the scissors when I felt the zipper begin to move. Slowly I was able to get the zipper down far enough to get him out and then with a good tug the Zipper Expert had done it again.
Of course it's not just little people's zippers that I fix. I've unstuck zippers on adults and children alike. But I think life would be so much simpler if all jackets had buttons. At least them I wouldn't have to worry about rearranging someone's ears, bruising chins and flattening noses. And I'd get at least 5 more minutes of recess each day!!!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Spartans #1

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The Eaton School Spartan Girls volleyball team won gold at provincials this weekend. First medal in volleyball in the school's history. Way to go Spartans!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tis The Weekend

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Less than 6 weeks until Christmas and so many things to do to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. I got up early this morning with plans to start making some to-do lists. I thought I might try to get my Christmas letter written before December 25 and or get a start on some baking.

BUT, I sat down and thought I would just check my email before I starting priorizing all the things I wanted to accomplish. That led me to surfing the net and downloading some awesome music for drama. Oops, before I knew it it was almost time for an early brunch. Then I noticed a book I had started earlier in the week. Well, I thought I would just read a few chapters..... now I am almost finished but the lists have not been started. How am I going to check them twice (or three or four times), see who has been behaving themselves (Allan I am talking about you) and decide which task to start today?

With the better part of the day over maybe I will just watch the U of S Huskie football game. The Spartan Volleyball team is heading into playoffs at provincials and it looks like they might just bring home a medal. I will have to regularily check the website to see what the scores of the games are, can't possibly concentrate on list making when I am so busy.

And that brings us to this evening. Wine Tasting at the KI (I am going to taste the wine and Senor Ping is going to provide the entertainment). Jack and Judi will be there so I am sure we will be provided with a few laughs.

Well, maybe tomorrow I can start that list. Or I could just put it off until next weekend.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What Kind of Cookies Should I Bake?

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Its another day off and I can't decide what to do. I guess I could finish my report cards or tidy the house, do the laundry or just read a book but I have decided to bake some cookies. The question is what kind of cookies. I know Doug like peanut butter cookies and my favorite is hermits and the staff at school will eat anything but then I have to consider Meg and Al. What would their favorite cookies be? If I am going to start I may as well mix up a few batches but it sure would help if someone could tell me what to make.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Riders Gopher-hole the Stamps!!!

Top Ten List

Top Ten Reasons why its Good to be a Stampeder (fan)

1. Everyone will agree with you when on any given day you say.... "Burrr i(t)s cold"
2. You don't need a gopher to dig holes in your field, your team will do it.
3. You get a two week head-start on the other CFL teams to plan for Grey Cup 2007
4. Half your fans go home happy when you lose.
5. Joffrey Reynolds only fumbled once in this year's game.
6. Last year's Defensive MVP John Grace didn't miss a single tackle.
7. You can meet the Eskimos on the Golf Course this week.
8. You don't have to watch Geroy Simon make monkeys out of Lewis and Copeland.
9. Burris' completion percentage (if you include his interceptions) was over 50%.
10. The Muppets don't have a song called "its not easy being Red"