Friday, March 21, 2008

It seems that spring has finally kicked winter's asp. With the temps being around 66 and sunny, it sure seems that way. Cousin and I have done something almost close to nothing with the exception of just spending our time together and that is ok. We both need the reconnection to family at times.

                                               Funny Turkey Family Standing and Sitting Around Watching TV

Her grandkids will be here in a week or so and if I can figure out how to get back up here to see them, I will. I love those kids and let's face it, I might need someone to pick out my nursing home some day. Might as well be done by someone who has a kind thought about me!!

                                              Senior Woman in a Wheelchair


Guess I'll be headed home tomorrow.... just in time for the Easter Bunny to drop off something special for me. Hope it's something better than a hollow chocolate bunny!!

                                                       Blue Postal Mailbox Cartoon Character in an Easter Basket Full of Decorated Easter Eggs

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We, Wee & Wii

I made the trip to McMinnville yesterday to see Cousin and her hubby. As always, it's been a blast.

WE: Cousin, C's hubby and I...

WEE: Little people on the screen, some with no legs....

WII: The set-up with games you interact with...

You have got to try this.... unbelievable!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rest in Peace

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge one of the students from the school where I teach. Although not in my classroom, I have come to know her and admire her during this school year. In brief, here is a version of her story.

The week school began, she was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was removed and she began chemo. Around November, the cancer returned and this woman made a difficult decision.... she stopped with her treatments. Just a couple of weeks ago, she returned home in the care of hospice.She knew her time was limited. But all through this school year, she had one main goal. To graduate from high school.... and she did on Friday in a hospital about 70 miles away.

She died the next day.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Needs to be Sprung

Daylight savings time arrived early this year and I'm beginning to get the spring fever. I always get a little excited when I seen the daffodils popping their little heads into beautiful blooms. There are several batches around the yard and to my dismay, the weather last week about this time was snow. Early Friday morning on the way to work, I stopped and clipped a fistful of the bright, yellow bloomers. This morning, several of them were still sharing their yellow faces with us.

These guys are just screaming for spring, so am I!!!