Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It has been an amazing season, Bryan's team is 8-1 and last week they won the biggest game of the year against their rival. We have been waiting for this since 3rd grade. I even remember sitting him down in front of the TV as a toddler explaining 1st down, etc. to him and cheering on our favorite teams together. Now my boy is out there on the field making us proud and he is having the time of his life, we are counting down the weeks, only a few left, hoping it is not the end of the line. Hoping he will get a call from a college recruiter. . . to be continued.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Yesterday was one of those days I can't believe I made it through. My creative mind kicked in and came to the rescue.

I enjoy order and neatness in my life (the designer in me) but hate to be constrained to a strict routine (the artist in me) If I start to feel my life is controlling me I push back.

I seem to do my best designing when I just get started and follow where it leads me, I go into it with an open mind.

Yesterday was one of those days when I had to follow where life was leading me: I rushed home from work with a loose idea of what dinner I was going to prepare, I had to quick get it in the oven before I head off to teach Rel.Ed. I discover I am missing some of the ingredients, so I stand in the pantry assessing what raw materials I have to work with.

I pulled out a can of fire-roasted tomatoes and some squiggly pasta. Over to the fridge, roasted chicken, red onions, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella cheese, things were looking up. None of this was expected, but it whipped up into quite a creation by the time I was done! Deilish!

While cooking, the phone rings, it's my co-teacher , she will not be assisting me with the 18 unruly first graders, I start to panic. I pull out the curriculum for the days lesson and it says "Open" just great, I was hoping for a real long lesson to keep the monsters occupied, no such luck. I survived just barely, did a 15 miute lecture on the Rosary, found a videotape for them to watch and ended with a game of Hangman using an angel instead of a man in a noose.
I sure slept soundly last night!