Sunday, April 11, 2010
FINALLY, catching up with this blog after the week. I'll do anything to avoid report cards. Today I got to play tennis, again, with Louann, Dawn, and Bonnie. We did pretty well considering they are a good team. It was hot out, so I got a little sun. Still, the bronchitis is hurting me, and of course the weight isn't helping me move as fast as I can. This past week, I gave up sugar for the week days. I ate it during the weekend, but it's all gone now. So in honor of that, I made a special dinner...pineapple shrimp skewers from the new web recipe site I love, Pioneer Woman. I love her recipes and the way she writes in her narratives.
This was so good that I loved it! Healthy, as well. In place of sugar, I used a sugar substitute.
I can't wait to try something else from her site.
This is a very very busy week. I'm just hoping to survive it....I will.
Today was a surprise. I played tennis with Trish, Toby, and Louann, hoping to sweat some of this bronchitis out of my lungs. It worked on Thursday, but this day it was a bit tougher to run. Anyway, after tennis, we went to lunch at the Japanese restaurant called Kabuki, which just opened. I'm not much for sushi but ordered chicken. Again, not a place I'd go back to. Then we went and had a pedicure. I haven't had one for almost a year and it felt so good! Now I must remember to do it again at the end of April. It was a nice way to spend the weekend before my birthday.
I made Easter baskets for Mom, Dad, and Mr. Holman this year. I knew that Mindy and her family were in Puerto Rico and Jeff would never think of it. Today Mr. H called me to thank me for doing that. He's such a cool guy. Wish his son remembered to be as gracious as he is sometimes.
It was terribly hot this week...in the nineties...but driving home on Thursday, I passed our church and noticed how pretty it looked. Grace Church in Haddonfield, NJ, has been there for a long time and has been a sanctuary for many.
I'm sick. I think it stated with allergies, but now has progressed to bronchitis. I don't have time to go to the doctor right now with everything going on. Next week, if I still feel this way, I'll take a day off, but for now, drama, MEA, Jeff's dad, and other things are more important.
Every three months or so, my parents and I get together with a couple that my parents have known since college, Bob and Kathy Wilson. This time we went to Long Branch, NJ, because I wanted to see the ocean at least ONCE during my shortened spring break. We went to Rooney's, a restaurant on the beach. Expensive and food just okay. Still we were there for the company, not the food.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
It's Easter and I am so lucky to be able to celebrate it with my mom and dad. Here they are after church, then breakfast in front of the Haddasorus, in Haddonfield, NJ. Not Palm Beach of days of 'or, but still to be together on this day is a true blessing.
I am not a huge college basketball fan, but this year one of Haddonfield's graduates, Brian Zoubeck, is playing for DUKE University. Tonight, Duke reached the FINALS of the National College Basketball Tournament. After watching Brian play for four years, it's nice to see him try for a National championship. They are playing Butler University, a Cinderella story who is seems most people in the nation are rooting for, on Monday, the same day as opening days of the Phillies.
Thirty days haf September, APRIL.....well, April is here.We are 1/3 the way through the year. This is one of my busiest months that will come to a crashing halt after the 18th, but I'm sure to find something to keep me going after that week.
It's April which means egg dying time. These students, Skylar, Christina, and Aditya and using a sponging effect on their blown out, dried eggs. It was fun to get all nineteen eggs done. After they dried, the students added glitter to them. From what I understand, some of them went home and taught their families how to do this technique. Now, that's real learning.
Philadelphia in spring is a beautiful place filled with trees in full bloom. This tree is across the street from the Franklin Institute. Unfortunately, it may be this type of tree that is causing havoc with my allergies. I'm not sure but there is something in the air.
Photos of the actors of "The Wizard of Oz" have been added to the bulletin board. Thanks so much to Lorraine Altimus for donating the pictures and the frames. The kids look great and it's so much fun to see them be stars of the school for the weeks before the play.
Each year I teach the students how to "blow out" raw eggs. By piercing each end with a thumb tack or paper clip, I then insert a straw so they can blow out the insides of the egg. They dry for a day or two and then are ready to be decorated. Lauren did a pretty good job at not making a mess.
Today we went to the Franklin Institute as part of our field trip. I got to hang out with Brian, Zac, Daniel, Connor, Eric and Eric's mom. These guys were really into science AND shopping. I'm not sure if they realized that some day, one of them may be as famous as the man's feet at whom they stand.
The Art Talent group comes in every morning to work with Liette Kelly, our art teacher. They have been working on the Wizard of Oz poster which has been hung in the hallway on the bulletin board. Pictures will be added of the actors tomorrow.
The sets for the Wizard of Oz are being made an brought in. Parents are doing a fabulous job. This scene is the Gale farm complete with chicken coop, pig pen and screen door. The house with the porch is on casters so it can turn around during the tornado scene.