Monday, October 27, 2008

And in the true spirit of Halloween....

(From novel) "My candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open..."

Mary Shelly

We have been reading Frankenstein in class. Last week, we started making our own Frankensteins beginning with doing an outline of each student. Today, we started 'decorating' them. Oh my gosh! What the kids don't realize is on Thursday when they come in, their Frankensteins will be dismembered. Then, they will all sit in a circle, and pull out a name and a body part from a bag. (The torso and head will remain in tact). Then, scotch tape goes into action!! Each student will have different legs, arms and hands! Plus, they are all bright colors like green, purple, red, yellow, blue and orange.

What is so funny is the way the kids think of their Frankensteins! They are an extension of themselves. One kid made a mustache on his Frank because he has been trying to grow one himself. It's a hoot. One kid made a muscle shirt and shorts for his Frank out of construction paper. One of the kids is making his Frank into an Elvis Frank, or is that FrankenElvis?

It doesn't matter. The kids are enjoying and learning. We adults are having a blast watching them and I guess at the end of the day, that's all that matters!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quote of the day...

"A man's kiss is his signature."
— Mae West

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's a New Day!

Back in late spring, a couple, young and married just a little over a year, were expecting their first child. He was due in July. However, as babies often do, he decided to come about three weeks early. Due to complications no one expected, least of the doctors, Jesse was born with so many complications he was rushed to different hospital. Two days later, he passed away. Jesse still lives in the hearts of his young parents and grandparents. These people became good and close friends to me since moving to this community five years ago. My heart was so broken for them all!

Anna, Jesse's mom, wanted to let people know how important Jesse was to them and how thankful this family was for those two days with their baby. Anna found a website where she can let this be known and is asking for help in purchasing another piece of the same equipment that allowed them to have those two days.

As many of my regular readers know, I usually don't post these types of requests because you get them as well as I do in the form of spam e-mails that snopes will tell you in a heartbeat isn't true. However, this one is true.

Here is the link to read a little more about Jesse.
Online Lifeline : Huntsville Hospital System

Thanks to all who read about him!! If you are so inclined to make a donation, I do appreciate it!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Journal, New Post

Just trying it out to see how it all goes....

News on the Bama front:
Almost all of Mom's stuff is out of the house.
Dad is getting married Dec. 5
Fall break ended today...

Lessons from our annual fall farm trip.
Kid walks up to horse and says, "She is so Beautiful!!"
Voice from behind, "Yep, HE sure is!" (it really was a 'he')

Lessons about Longhorns:
Non-academic adult attending field trip: "Look at the longhorns he has!!"
Kid: "It's not a he, it's a she! You can't tell a boy from a girl by the size of their horns!"

Kid posing with fish just caught:
"Ms. Jackie!!! Take my picture with my fish!" (poses)
"Now, take one like this! (poses) and like this (Poses) and like this (Poses)...."
(can you say a ham??)

"I'm gonna have a hot dog, a hot dog. I'm gonna have just one hot dog, a hot dog."
(typical everyday conversation for this kid)

..... That's all folks!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The changing of the trees is moving as quickly as the passing of AOL journals. Many may ask why I care so much, I've not written much lately. Very rarely these days can I think of something that isn't depressing as hell (death, illness and marriage), so why bother? However, I do enjoy reading the journals from all that I have subscribed to and will miss reading them without having hunt and search for them in different areas.
As for myself, I've not decided if I want to begin a new journal right now. I wish I could just pick up and go for it, but I'm just not in the mood. However, I will be reading all I can find online and good luck to all my journal buddies!