Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

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It's that time of year when everyone makes a long list of resolutions. My resolutions include less work and more golf, organizing the Oasis Players costume room (and keeping it organized) and taking daily walks. Anyone else have a resolution or two they want to share?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Xmas with the Baileys'

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We had a wonderful Bailey Christmas, lots of good food, good company, good laughs and good entertainment. We spend this afternoon at the ATP production of Peter Pan. What a wonderful way to spend Boxing Day (Can you believe the Queen of Boxing Day Shoppers actually said that?) The performance was fantastic! You can never be too old to enjoy a show like this. Kudos to the cast and crew!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ring That Phone

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Here is a question for all of you. If you could pick your own ring tone what would it be? Doug has a new toy. He updated his cell phone and has discovered a way to create his own MP3 ringtones. If you have a preference you best let him know or else he will choose a ringtone "just for you".

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Up Your Nose With A .......

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Do you remember the saying "up your nose with a rubber hose"? I distinctly remember Erin saying that to Megan during one of their friendly cousin discussions when they were about 3 or 4. Well, today it was up your nose with a pair of fine point tweezers. No I was not removing nose hairs and it was not my nose. Let me start at the beginning. I was in the midst of teaching my Grade 1 class about the correct way to may the letter Rr when a subsitute teacher in the Grade 2-3 room came knocking at my door in a panic and said, "Cody has something stuck up his nose and we can' t get it out". Now Cody is one of my favorite former students whom I could tell stories about for hours. I calmed down the sub and said I would check it out. My thoughts were I will just get him to blow hard and whatever it is will pop right out (that's what the babysitter did when Megan pushed a bead up her nose at age 3). I took Cody out to the hall and asked him what was up his nose and he said "the top of a pen". Now I am picturing the top from a pen is at least 2-3 inches long and I couldn't imagine how it could have gotten up his nose, but I figured I'd better have a look. I looked way up and sure enough there really was something up his nose. Down to the staff room we went and I found a long pair of tweezers with sharp ends and as carefully as I could I reached up and latched on to the object. Hurray! It came out without a hitch. Now believe it or not it really was a top from a pen but not the cap end but rather the end piece on a BIC pen. How it got up his nose is still a mystery. A phone call to Grandma and she tells me she is going to call me Dr. Bailey from now on.
Well, some elementary teachers are known for pulling teeth but my claim to fame will now be extracting foreign objects from students' noses!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Old Fashioned Christmas

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Its a big day in Eatonia, the annual Old Fashioned Christmas. Events will start off with the K-5 Christmas Concert. We are doing a short musical called The Best Christmas Gift Ever. I think its one of the best we've done. We've even got a duet from a couple of Grade 4 girls in the program. After the concert Santa will arrive and hand out treat bags. There's sleigh rides, wandering carolers and a singalong at the hall. There will be crafts and a treasure hunt for kids and of course the Bathtub races. I am in charge of the BBque beef on a bun which is served pretty well all afternoon. This year they are finishing off with a skating party at the rink followed by a Huskie Hockey game. Should be fun for the whole family. I was thinking about the first Old Fashioned Christmas when Megan and her friend Jane from Australia came for the weekend. Jane had never experienced rural Saskatchewan and I doubt she will ever see anything like she did that weekend. Wish jane and Megan could be here for today's festivities.