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Monday, May 31, 2010

June 1st Winner!!

Congratulations, Dana!! This time I'm giving away a fun game called Reminiscing in celebration of summer!! It's all about remembering summers past! I hope you enjoy it!

Served Dinner at The Stewpot Soup Kitchen in Dallas!!

Horrible picture, but a great experience! It was a long drive, but I was happy that my mom wanted to go with me to make the whole experience more enjoyable!! We liked it so much, that we'll probably go back now and then. Just my luck, they were serving lasagna which was challenging to serve at a fast pace! When they announced what was being served for dinner and asked who wanted to serve it, no one volunteered. So, I stepped up and took the most difficult job, but what the heck! I need to burn as many calories as I can, right?! I was surprised that none of the male volunteers offered to take the hardest job though! Wimps!!

Maybe next time I'll have the opportunity to chat with one of the people coming in for dinner, but I didn't get the chance this time.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Love the Smell of Gardenias!!

It was nice to wear a gardenia in my hair for the day because it smelled so good! I had a rough Monday, so it was a nice little pick me up! As nice as it was, it didn't feel like me. I enjoyed it as a one time thing, but I doubt I'll repeat it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Good to hear from you, Dawn!

I hope all is well with you, as well! It's been awhile and I was a little worried about you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Working Hard and Making Plans!!

First things first...Tricia, I got your comments and thought that I had posted them, but I don't see them. So, I'm wondering if I accidentally hit the wrong button and deleted them. I'm glad that you've been checking in and saw that you won so quickly!

Also, I will definitely be posting much more often during the summer! I've been really swamped lately - it's amazing how things don't slow down at all even though it's the end of the school year! Just two more weeks!!

For the next couple of weeks, I'll be working through the complete works of Shakespeare. I've read a little bit before, but I'm going to reread those, too. I'm enjoying some of it, but it can be a little tedious. Thankfully, the public library has most of the works on CD, so I can read along and that helps a lot to visualize and understand what's going on. It's definitely a challenge, and I don't think I really realized just how many works Shakespeare published - 43!! Wish me luck!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bought Lunch for a Family

Yesterday, I took my mom and some of my students to the Pottery Cafe and we stopped at McDonald's for ice cream cones on the way home. There was a couple with three young kids who were filling up on soda because they didn't have enough money for food. One of the kids was actually eating ketchup! The father had asked for money from the man in the next booth, but they didn't come over to us. I wasn't happy with what I saw because the parents conveniently had money for cigarettes, cell phones, and for the mother to get her nails done. But as I was leaving, they all looked so pathetic that I decided to send my students back in to give them money for food. The girls went in and told the family that there teacher was giving them $20 and stressed that it was for FOOD. Then the girls even went to the bathroom before coming back out to the car to stall for time to make sure the family got in line to order before we left. They crack me up! I know I can't do much to help people who can't make good choices for themselves - and I am far from perfect in that regard! - but it was a beautiful day and we were having a great time. I just hope that I brightened up their day somewhat.

May 15th Drawing Winner!!

I happened to be driving by Starbucks again yesterday, so I stopped in and picked up a $15 gift card and my daughter drew the winning name when we got home last night! Congrats, Tricia! I'll be mailing out the card to you tomorrow! Enjoy!

P.S. I'd still love some more ideas!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Can't Wait for Summer Break!!

I've definitely allowed myself to get too far behind on accomplishing things on my list, so I can hardly wait for summer so that I have some time to really work on it! I'm just getting to the point where I can just begin to think about summer and plan for the trips that I'll be fitting in and scheduling around all of the wonderful, required teacher trainings! I'm going to try to accomplish at least a few things during the month of May, but I'm also doing census work to help fund all of the little trips that I'll need to take in order to do some of the out of town items on my list.

It always comes down to money, doesn't it?!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Drawing Winner!!

I am happy to see that I now have 9 followers!! Thank you all so much! So, after adding the names of the two newest followers to the drawing, I have the latest winner!!

My dear friend, Sue Zid, has won the book 14,000 Things to be Happy About by Barbara Ann Kipfer. It's a cute little book that has a giant list of things that make you smile! Enjoy, Sue!