Friday, September 08, 2006

Friday Night Blog

Hello out there in cyper-land! It seems like a long time since I logged on. Well, I got my first paycheck, although it was lost at first, but it was wrong. My former school district didn't send my service record, and it makes over an $8,000 difference in my yearly salary. I know it will get fixed, but it bothers me when people are incompetent. I spend most of Tuesday on the phone and email trying to find my "lost" check, trying to get my service record sent post-haste, and calling eye doctors about fitting my daughter for contacts. She lost her glasses at Schlitterbahn on Labor Day.

That's a bit of good news, though. I won five free tickets to Schlitterbahn in Galveston, which is less than an hour away. So, all but Heather went on Labor Day. She went with her guy friend to Moody Gardens. They were right next door to us all day and we didn't even know it! Anyway, other than Kathleen losing her glasses - don't even ask - we had a great day! The water is refreshing, and the slides and rides are exhilarating. It was a nice break for all of us.

Back into the swing of things now, though. Football, cheerleading, piano about to start, one kid wanting to take hip hop, and another wanting to take jazz. Plus I'm taking a course through South Houston Bible Institute and Dave and I are going to take a Dynamic Marriage seminar through our church.

Remember Dave's brother died not too long ago? He worked for Southwest Airlines, and they are hosting a golf tournament in honor of John, so Dave is headed out to San Diego Sunday and then to Tijuana. Wish I could go, but I can't. I wouldn't golf, but I would like to go anyway.

So far all the kids are doing well in school and I am adjusting to having to work again. I'm spending so much time creating materials and lessons that will be fun as well as educational. I'm exhausted all the time. I've come up with some really cool ones, though. We did a parts of speech scavenger hunt in our commons area at the school. We're making charts based on some of our nonfiction reading. We're making word scrolls and working with partners instead of just doing vocabulary definitions and tests. I'm creating a bulletin board with their "super sentences" on it. I think the kids are having fun, and they are definitely learning.

Blah, blah, blah. I really could go on and on because creating these lessons and new materials is taking a lot of time. But it's probably a boring subject for most people. Most NORMAL people!

I want to upload a picture of the adorable baby pandas in China but it's on my other computer and I can't get to it right now. So, I guess that'll be all.

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