I have to be mean teacher today
My last class - the one with the junior thugs - apparently was not well-behaved yesterday, when I was absent. The substitute teacher, who usually enjoys my classes, said they were throwing bits of tile. Not just the "bad" kids, but the ones wh... Read more
Too much info is not a good thing
I'll admit, I like medicine. I like the field of medicine. I find it fascinating, how the body works, the mysteries of what could go wrong and how to diagnose it. I like medical shows on TV. I do, however, get grossed out by blood and guts a... Read more
Change is the only constant
Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.
- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings
That was today's quote of the day. "Change is the only constant" is a quotation from a BF, y... Read more
I want to garden!
Okay, so I've weeded. And watered the outdoor plants. And watered the porch plants.
My candlestick plants are getting nice and big, and need to go into the ground. As do the lantanas. All purchased for the butterfly garden I've been est... Read more
Do you have a signature song?
I was thinking about all my favorite songs - they all have a similar theme, of yearning, love, often unrequited love, and the ultimate aloneness we all face.
Which is so odd for someone who is essentially happy and cheery - it takes a lot f... Read more
Searching for a tile of gold, and I'm getting old
I feel like Cortez, or Pizzarro, or Ponce de Leon. I'm looking for gold ceramic tiles for our mural. Bright gold, easy to cut ceramic. I've found gold glaze, but it needs to fire at about twice the temperature that our clay fires at - so that... Read more
He's suspended, why is he in my class????
I have one of those students every teacher dreads, the one who has been in trouble with the law, who doesn't care about achieving, who only wants to disrupt class or fight or skip school. I'm sure there are problems at home, I'm sure he comes f... Read more
So much to do, so little time
I truly don't know where the time goes. I have work to do, at home and at school and for my after school program. I need to run around and get signatures on a grant application, and monthly grant reports. I'm firing the kiln right now (glaze f... Read more
From generation to generation
We were in Philadelphia for my MIL's unveiling, when mourning officially ends and there's a ceremony at the cemetery (and the tombstone is unveiled, hence the name). His mother was 98 when she passed away - now DH and his brother are the older ... Read more
Living with a foodie
DH brought home a bagel and nonfat decaf latte for me. And immediately started talking about brunch. Or lunch. This is a daily event. We eat and as we eat, he's planning his next meal, or next several meals. It's no wonder I gained weight i... Read more
And DH calls ME spacey!
DH rented a car so he could drive to the neighboring state for his godson's football game, as long as we were in the neighborhood (Phl and Jersey, rather than being in the VI) - this morning, he and I went to deliver the car, and walk back. We ... Read more
Good night Moon
We flew from St. Thomas to Philadelphia last night - changing planes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DH slept, I watched the "Star Trek" movie (which had a confusing plot, but since I grew up on Star Trek it was fun) - but that left me an hour or so ... Read more
Wooohooo I'm going to be a conference presentor!
I wrote a presentation proposal for the National Art Education Association annual convention - something like 5000 art educators meet each year and it's wonderful and inspirational and rejuvenating.
AND I GET TO BE A PRESENTOR!!!!!!... Read more
On being a woman of a certain age
I'm 55. I know I don't look that old to the average viewer, I've been blessed with plump cheeks and skin that doesn't wrinkle a lot. But I also have monthly facials to cope with the dark splotches I developed on my high cheekbones, I color my ... Read more
Yehi Or - Let there be light!!!
Woohoo, maintenance men are replacing light bulbs and ballasts in my classroom, storeroom, kiln room!!!!!!!!!! The lights have only been out for two years, I guess someone figured it was time to fix them. (We've had this on our maintenance rep... Read more
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