Monday, June 22, 2009

Visit to Florida

Hubby & I went to Florida for a short week last week. He had a conference in Orlando and I got to spend some time with my family.

It was gosh-durn-it hot with temps in the high 90's and a heat index above 100.

I visited with my friend Valarie - we hadn't seen each other in ages!

I saw lots of birds on my walks around Lake Hollingsworth with both my cousins and then again with my mom.

I got to visit my dad's apiary and saw some bees.

We then spent some quiet time at our hotel in Orlando playing in the pool (and with the giant slugs!).

Fun times all around!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Because They Wanted It

So some of my students have discovered my blog. I'm ok with that, really. I post only occasionally and it's mostly about sewing and boring-to-a-teenager stuff. But they were wanting to know when I was going to post about THEM.

They originally found my blog by googling the words "peach Nehi." I had written an ode and included a picture of myself with a bottle of peach Nehi that I had found while on vacation in Kentucky. Well, apparently now, when you google the words "peach Nehi," my picture comes up with a link to my blog. (Word to those of you fellow bloggers - if you don't want to be found, be careful what you post!)

So here's my "Ode to my Middle School Students":

It was real.
It was fun.
But was it really fun?
Yes! Of course it was!
It was middle school!
And you know the most fun part?
It's OVER!
You've graduated.
moved on.
physically, anyway.
Oh, you know you'll be back to visit.
Especially that first year of High School...
When you're the "low man on the totem pole"
the "small fish in the pond."
Just to get a taste of what it was like to be the big fish.
And we'll be glad to see you.