Friday, July 30, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

It has been longer than I thought since I have posted. I have been working on a lot of school stuff. Not very exciting stuff for non teachers.

I wanted to show you my two little teacups that I purchased for a couple of dollars each last fall.

I actually purchased them to make pin cushions. But I decided they matched this picture. So they sit on a dresser under the picture.

Be sure to stop by My Romantic Home for Cindy's weekly Show and Tell Friday.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Life Gets in the Way

I love summer. It is a carefree time for me with very few deadlines and not caring what day it is. Being a teacher, I am suppose to be off during the summer. Well, that's the rumor about teachers you know.

I had lots of plans this summer -- getting the house dejunked and spotless (not accomplished), lots of sewing (not accomplished), plenty or rest (I'm getting there), and so on.

But life gets in the way . . .

Clearly the forerunner has been doing Science and Social Studies lesson plans. These are often the subjects the kids look forward to everyday so I try to do a lot of hands on projects and experiements. But look at the mess I make while preparing. Scary isn't it. My husband and kids steer clear. (They probably think I'm crazy.)

But, I have had fun thrown in also.

Doesn't that look like fun. I had my great nieces visiting for the week. (The 1st and 3rd ones from the left.) We had friends over a couple of evenings. What a relaxing way to end a day.

Sitting under the trees where the Buffalo and White Rivers meet, reading a great young adult novel (have to read the books I want my students to read) and not even realizing when my husband is washed down the creek a few hundred feet from the pull of the current. (It was his fault, he is the one who decided to try to walk across. Better fishing spot you know. He'll never know, he didn't quite make it.)

I'm off to Fort Smith today (an hours drive) to the teacher supply store and to run a few errands. Then I really need to return home and start the housework. We'll see.

I can't complain. Summer is good.

Take care and God Bless!

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Show us Your Roosters Blog Party 2" coming up!

Barb at Bella Vista is hosting a "Show Us Your Roosters Blog Party 2" on Friday, August 6. I have decided to participate.

When I moved into this home 6 years ago, I wasn't planning to decorate my kitchen with roosters and sunflowers (as I did at my old house). But when I got here, I decided that I had the perfect spot for them.

If you have roosters who'd like to "strut their stuff", head on over to Barb's and sign up.

Take care and God Bless!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Home Again and Outdoor Wednesday

Larry and I just returned from a short trip to north central Arkansas. I had a teacher's workshop in Searcy and then we traveled to Mountain Home for a little rest and relaxation. We stayed here . . .

It was a great little park with a chance to go canoeing and kayaking, rent boats for trout fishing, or even have a guided fishing trip. We set up our RV in this area.

It was an open field backed by a row of trees and the Buffalo River. It was pretty hot during our stay so we didn't sit and enjoy the outdoors as much as we usually do. But, when we walked down the path to this little area . . .

It was like someone turned on the air conditioner. When you reached a certain point going down the path, a fresh really cool air hit you in the face and it was noticeably cooler. You could feel the cold air off of the river. Then when a cool breeze blew, it actually got chilly. For me, that is. I think all of the fishermen thought they were in heaven.

The river was flowing like this the whole time we were there.

The fog rolled in all hours of the day depending on the rain showers we had.

There were railroad tracks about 100 yards away. Imagine waking up to a very loud noise and not having a clue what was going on. We had crossed the tracks to get to the resort but figured they were probably not used any longer. We definitely found out they were--a couple times each night.

Very little cell phone coverage. I could walk out about 50 yards into the open field and text my kids. But, I couldn't call out. Although, I could get their texts inside the RV. The last night we were there, it poured off and on all night. I mean poured. We had a 5 gallon bucket sitting outside and when we got up, it was almost half full. From just one night of rain. But it cleared off and we were able to pack up and be on our way as planned.

It was a great place to stay. Although, it was hard not being able to keep up with the kids and having that little thought that if they had an emergency, they may not be able to get in touch with us.

I think Larry really enjoyed the tranquility of it all.

What a life!!!!

Take care and God Bless.
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