Monday, December 23, 2013

my friend Sacha

This might be a little "gushy" and is probably going to embarrass her... 
   This is my friend Sacha, She is an officer in the Air Force and is currently stationed in Izmir, Turkey while her husband and children are state side. I think she is a pretty awesome woman who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it means being away from her family for a year.  If you are interested in how different cultures intermingle I suggest you check out her new blog:
 A Haphazard Diary of an Airman in Izmir.  
   We met through Girl Scouts when she was stationed here. As we became friends we realized we had a great deal in common: TV shows, books, hobbies, the same sense of humor. It was more than just a couple of things in common, it was almost everything. It's a little spooky, she's like my smarter twin. She claims not to be crafty but she is a wiz at fixing anything! If I ever get chosen for one of those survival shows I'm choosing Ms. "MacGyver" as my partner. 

Chris =]

Monday, December 16, 2013

amoeba christmas

Our oldest student drew these figures on the white board the other day and the second thing that came to my mind was they look like amoebas, which for some unknown reason turned into
Amoeba Christmas To You!
P.S. The first thing that came to mind was ~ Oooo, sock monster patterns.

Chris =]

Sunday, December 15, 2013

a short conversation and an incident at work

  The conversation:

  I was sitting next to him at the table during snack time. (I love having a job where I get paid to have a snack).
I open my little plastic container that is filled with carrots, baby tomatoes and green beans.

Him: He looks at my container then at me and says " Why did your Mom make you have that?"

Me: "My Mom didn't make my snack I did, I like to eat vegetables."

Him: with a unconvinced look on his face "Really?!"

Me: "Yeah!" "Do you want one?" already knowing what his answer will be

Him: "No Way!" as he gives me this look like I just offered him a worm to eat.

  The incident was with one of our students who is very good at putting together 48 piece puzzles. He has figured out how to "cheat" and do it faster by turning the puzzle over and dropping it face down in one piece then all he has to do is pick the piece up turn it over and place it back in the puzzle frame without having to pay attention to where it goes.
  Once we figured out what he was doing it was just a matter of paying attention to when he got a puzzle out. I'd reach over and break the pieces apart while telling him "No cheating". The next puzzle he got out he watched what I was doing as he flipped it over in one piece when I reached over he slams his hands on the puzzle, tells me "No!" and starts to mix it up. If the puzzle had to be in pieces HE was going to do it.

Chris =]