Sat in a frozen ice arena again today. Marveled at my child’s freakish athleticism. That’s him in the middle. He scored like a bazillion goals before the coaches relegated him to defense so other kids could get some puck-time. He can be a puck-hog, but it’s mostly because no one can CATCH HIM.
Big J, here on the ground sacrificing his body for the pass. We spent the better part of the day today watching him play hockey. This is his first year, called “initiation” (or “tykes”–but Big J is certainly no “tyke” anymore), so he’s spent the whole season learning. Learning to skate forwards and backwards. Learning… Continue reading in attempt to move the last post down
grading.jpg Originally uploaded by mryonker. A list: things consumed while grading a huge stack of essays*. 1. Medium coffee, cream and sugar, from Dunkin. 2. Wild Berry Power Bar. 3. Countless Toasted Ritz crackers spread with braunschweiger**. 4. Reese’s Pieces. 5. Can of Pepsi. 6. Enormous slice of homemade garlic pizza (courtesy the resident chef,… Continue reading grading/feeding frenzy
Fun stuff for a snowy day: The beatboxing flautist. The link is to the Inspector Gadget theme (which has a hint of, what is that, Miami Vice at the end?), but his Mario and Sesame Street themes are pretty amazing as well. Oooh. Peter and the wolf, too. I’ve found clips to jumpstart class discussion… Continue reading nasty talented
The great and not-so-great thing about my diss work is that I “get” to read blogs. There are 19 blogs in a bloglines folder called “diss blogs.” The great thing is that to gather my data, all I have to do is open my bloglines account in one window, my notes.doc in another, and see… Continue reading diss reading
Today was the third morning this week I’ve put big J and H on the bus thinking about the bus accident I endured as a first grader on my way to East Butler Elementary in Dwight, Nebraska. Nothing terribly traumatic. Snowy icy roads, and the bus slowly slid into a ditch and then slowly fell… Continue reading hate. snow.
Shoveled the roof of the garage! Again! The kids went sledding off the roof! The exclamation points are indicative of how CRAZY the snow is making me! *sigh* I really am out of my mind. B is out of his mind even more than I am. As we were on the roof this afternoon, the… Continue reading guess what we did today!