Nothing profound this morning. Just some bits and pieces of my week.
We had “spirit week” at school to show support for our sports teams and to enforce the “no drugs” program. We enjoyed favorite team jersey day, support Calera day, hat day, “twinkie” (twin) day and silly sock day. I told my students that I wanted to have “crazy hair day”. One of the girls responded, “Yes, because you always have crazy hair!” Out of the mouths of babes.
Each day in our morning circle we review the alphabet sounds, sing a song, read a story, count, do our ASL sign for the week, etc. We also add a word to our “sight word list” of familiar words that we will “know when we see them” without sounding them out or thinking about them. Thursday I told my class, “Today we will add the word we to our list.” There were suddenly a dozen little voices excitedly responding “I have one of those!” “My mom has that.” “We play that at Aunt Nancy’s house!” Of course they were referring to the Wii! I must remember in the future that I’m dealing with the new generation!
Speaking of that- I got an email this week about an “update” for one of my websites and it contained so much technical jargon that I had to call Robert to interpret! Why can’t they speak in English instead of numbers and abbreviations that mean nothing to me? I’d better keep being nice to Robert.
I’m finishing some work on the 1940-1950 chapter of my book and using some actual musty brown copies of the paper that were in Mom’s collection of memorabilia. Most contain family information of one sort or another. Grandmother Della had a “letter to the editor” in Look magazine and The Herald wrote about it. Mother’s brother died and his obituary is in that issue. A neighbor was honored for his war efforts. Mom saved about a dozen old newspapers. Interesting to see them in their entirety instead of on microfilm. I find the ads particularly fascinating.
I love, love, love nuts and I was so happy to see the big bins of whole nuts take their rightful place in the produce aisle this week! I will be shelling nuts from now until Christmas. My Grandmother loved walnuts and pecans for cooking. She usually bought 5-10 pounds of each from a local dealer each year.
I found a food product you might like to try. It’s “Breakfast on the go!” Trail Mix by Emerald. I like the tropical blend, which is a mix of dried mango, dried pineapple, glazed walnuts, natural cashews, shaved coconut, banana chips, and granola clusters. There is also a berry blend, and another one that I can’t remember. Each box contains 6 bags. I take them to school for lunch. Very tasty!
Great weather this week and nothing to complain about. We had recess each day and I’ve done a little yard work. Also worked on the big wildflower bed downtown. I’m pleased by how many new plants are poking up out of the grass. I sprayed a selective herbicide yesterday. It kills only the grass and doesn’t harm the seedlings. I’ll plant some seeds next weekend to fill in some bare spots.
The bluebirds have visited each day. It makes me happy to watch them. Hope someone or some critter makes you happy today!