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Best Reaction Ever
The kids loved their shiny creations.
I got pictures of them, and took little videos. But the BEST was my grandson. He is one who feels things very strongly anyway - which has made him the brunt of teasing and bullying at school. But his tend... Read more
Painting Penguins Plus
Yesterday was cooler, which definitely helps my level of patience, so one by one I let the kids paint their projects. Three of them had one penguin; my grandson also had a "Bumblebee car", and one of the girls made another penguin and a Sealyham... Read more
For a Giggle
The Truth About Nutrition
Here is the final word on nutrition and health. It's a
relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical
The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart
attacks than do the Br... Read more
Work on a Day Off
Since I took on the job at summer school, I have to take advantage of what little time remains to work in the clay. So last night I glazed and fired what was in the kiln from before, and today I am underglazing. It's kinda damp out, so I'm deali... Read more
Top Ten Fourth of July Jokes
Not to be irreverent of the great sacrifices made in the founding of this nation. But I got these in my email today from GCFL.net (Good Clean Funnies List). Happy Independence Day - May we live worthy of the freedom we've received.
Top Ten ... Read more
Earning My Keep
I am a Level III certified Teacher Assistant (TA) - not a teacher (although I have had experience teaching art and Spanish in private schools). During the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year, I was assigned to a computer lab for Online C... Read more
So yesterday I did some underglazing, and today I did more, and as I write, the first load is in the kiln. And I also was able to get on the bike for a half hour.
And the evening is early. I was going to take Glitterfairy77 to church tonight ... Read more
Bad News, Good News.
First the bad news, 'cause I like to end on a positive note.
At the meeting at school I learned that, rather than the 4 hours I thought I'd be working daily, it's SIX hours, from 8 to 2. This cuts into clay time. In fact, it's just an hour les... Read more
Bread of Life
Many thanks to SparkBuddy DIANEMAR for her frequent devotional postings on the team Girls of God. Today's had to do with Jesus as the Bread of Life, and it reminded me of a friend of mine in Iquitos, Peru. I could have just posted this to our Ge... Read more
A Little Outreach
I was on Facebook this morning when my student-friend, the lad who occasionally comes to church with me, came on and greeted me. Since we haven't seen much of each other since exams started, I asked if he wanted to come and hang out. I did warn ... Read more
Special of the Day
I planned to focus on making what I term "Mostly Woodsy" (mainly North American mammals) but because foxes were first on my mental "to do" list, and people who like foxes also often like Pembroke Corgis, and I KNEW I was low on THOSE (though I h... Read more
Earlier this year I had begun to think about going to Ireland NEXT year, to visit my daughter whom I haven't seen since I visited around Christmas in 2011 when they were still in Rhode Island
at one of Rhode Island's lighthouses with my dau... Read more
Reptiles and a Fish
Those of us who didn't have an afternoon assignment were allowed to "bounce" yesterday. So I went home and hauled a table out to the front porch, and my clay and tools and such, and set about to add to my stock. I have numerous reference books -... Read more
Oh, I have learned to give thanks to the Lord in ALL things, even when my plans don't come to fruition, because invariably something else in GOD'S plan comes about that was much better than MINE.
I really had thought that Levi and I would get... Read more
My grandson made a Father's Day card today, and being but 7 years old, he asked me to help him with the spelling. So to simplify things, I had him dictate, and I wrote it out, so he could copy it. But what he wanted to write broke my heart for h... Read more