I don't know if this is 100% true, but it sure is good for a laugh!!!
I want to be like them when I'm their age! ha, ha, ha
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Have you heard the saying " I'm so busy I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse". That's been us since school started the middle of August. It's been CrAzY busy!!
We moved on a lot of children last spring so it is only fair to take the new students, but 8 new children in the first 6 weeks of school! After 2 1/2 months we are finally starting to "gel". We already have 12 students with two more starting after Christmas Break - we don't normally get 12 students until February. If this keeps up we could have 18 students by the end of the school year. ((YIKES))
We (and the other special needs class in town) have to accept students as they are identified and there is no limit to how many children we take. I know 12 children doesn't sound like a lot until you understand that each child has his/her own special need we take into consideration when trying to figure out what works best so they are successful at reaching their individual classroom goals. I LOVE MY JOB!
An incident at school:
Our oldest student fell on the playground and scrapped his knee. He comes limping over holding up his shorts and says he needs a Band-Aid to make it feel better. Oh, the magic properties of a Band-Aid!! While
Friday, November 8, 2013
I like the holiday Day of the Dead and not just for the skeletons (even though they are really cool). It's not that I like the religious side of the holiday, but the idea of taking a day to remember Family and Friends who have died. It's not sad and somber but 3 days of celebration and fun decorations.
I like the idea of honoring, remembering, and celebrating the lives of loved ones that are gone. There is so much love, respect and thoughtfulness put into the celebration. I stole this comment from a friend who posted on my FB, she said it so much better than I did.
My figures are on display in my buffet hutch. Next year I need to find a new place because I didn't have enough room for all my skeleton's and photos of my grandparents and father-in-law.
A collage of all my tiny Day of the Dead items with a mini alter.
Closer look at some of my Calaveras
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
A few weeks ago Ms. L called and I could tell by her voice that she was excited! She had gotten bit by one of the exhibit girls (three otters who live permanently at the aquarium) while they were being moved for tank maintenance.
The down side was a trip to the emergency room for a tetanus shot and a round of antibiotics as a precaution. The up side is since it was one of the "girls" the chance of the wound getting infected or her needing a rabies shot was minuscule.
Now she feels like a "real" biologist.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Ms. L has worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the last five years, she got a job there her freshman year of college as a volunteer for sleep over events to her first paid job in Guest Services selling tickets to balancing the daily bank deposits to her current job as a Guest Experience Ambassador, giving tours, answering questions and needing to know everything about the aquarium and ~ finger crossed eventually working her way towards the Husbandry side.
A few months ago she was chosen as a volunteer (going through a interview process equivalent to applying for a paid position) for the Monterey Bay Aquarium - SORAC program, SORAC stands for Sea Otter Research and Conservation. Recently PBS aired a documentary PBS: Saving Otter501.
For Mr.L and I it was a wonderful way to see what she does because they have very strict guidelines to follow and non-trained personnel are not allowed. I have to say I didn't realize how important otters are to ecosystem along California's Central Coast.
Right now the aquarium has a baby otter who needs round the clock care and Ms.L is one on the personnel who gets to take care of the baby. I snagged the photos off the net but it is everything that is done for the current infant.
She made a comment about how much baby otters are jerks (for lack of a better term) because they cry, eat, poop and need constant attention. Oh!! Out of the mouth of babes... But, I also know she is having the time of her life!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
After the zombie swap was over, Val at Yarnigras Swapper Spot decided to keep the fun going by hosting a Voodoo Doll Pincushion Swap. We didn't do a straight swap, the swap I sent didn't go to the person who sent me a swap.
This is what my partner little messy miss sent me:
LMM posted about the Day of the Dead pincushion she made because it's what her swap partner liked. I really hoped it was me she was talking about... and IT WAS!!!!! ((insert happy dance))
I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw her name on the box. It's a DoD dream come true, especially since I'm not spending money on "unnecessaries". Messy Miss made it possible for me to add three new handmade pieces to my collection, a drawer to add small items to, if I can bear to not show off the sides, a felt sewing kit and the most awesome voodoo pincushion e.v.e.r. She was so thoughtful, she even sent me a heart shaped rock because she knew I collect them.
This is what I sent my partner Melinda:
My (cute) voodoo doll took on a life of it's own and looks more like a zombie than my zombie did ~ the fact that it lost half it's body in a horrible measuring accident doesn't help, on the plus side the moss ended up being a great place for pins and needles. I hope Melissa liked 13 pins and a little steampunk. (She did)