Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
asking questions. One was...who made God. Questions like that.
Another question was: did God make my shoes? Then he realized on his
own, "God didn't make my shoes, because on the bottom they say 'made
bus, but it's Spring Break, so I'll have some time to compose my
thoughts. We rested and ate (ATE) and did a little sightseeing. We
even saw a good bit of MK. I didn't turn on my phone once, and only
missed it a little. Since it was off, I will have to wait until I'm
home to post pictures. It would have been nice to be able to text on
the ship, because communication was hard. If you weren't with
someone, it was hard to find them. But we managed just fine.
When I finally turned on my phone this morning, I found several emails
from my mother in law with pictures and updates about T. Willy. It
looks like he did well and had a great time too, but it sure will be
good to see him again.
So now we are riding back home with a lunch stop along the way. We
should be back with T. Willy this afternoon. See you soon!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
there we will board our cruise ship. We are chaperoning MK's band
trip. The kids are pretty excited right now, but I suspect (hope)
they're going to fall into a deep sleep which will last until we get
there. Too much to ask?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
are going, and T. Willy is going to stay with the Big Man's parents at
their house here in our neighborhood. We are looking forward to a
great trip, but I am slightly concerned about T. Willy simply because
we've never been away from him for this long.
So tonight as we said our goodbyes, I was hoping for a big hug.
Instead he gave me a kiss. I said, "I wanted a hug." Then he said, as
if I should have known the order instinctively, "It's kiss, hug,
kiss...so you got a kiss."
So, I will probably post once more from the bus as we ride to the port
in Jacksonville, then we're going "apple free" until we get back in
port Monday morning.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
meeting tonight to get our final details, and we meet at the school at
4 a.m. Thursday! The Big Man's parents are coming over to watch T.
Willy, and he's getting excited. I know he will get spoiled and well
cared for while we're on our cruise.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
the adults to see them, so MK and I went to watch. T. Willy was in
there, so MK sat with him for a bit. If you look closely, you will
see him in a black hoodie sitting on MK's (green hoodie) lap.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
waiting for church on Wednesday.
And something has just occurred to me. Since I made my New Year's
resolution last year, I have posted on this blog every day (okay
okay...I missed once in December.) Anyway, i realized that I am going
to miss several days next week! However, it isn't worth missing the
cruise just to keep my streak intact, and I will post plenty when I
get back. The ship has an Internet cafe, but I think it costs money
and it wouldn't be convenient to post pictures. So, that's just how
it goes. Going without my phone for four days is a bit more
concerning, but I plan to be too busy to miss it!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
them tonight. It's cool again and dreary...T. Willy was sick again
today, and I needed something to brighten the day. These pictures do
it. T. Willy is feeling better and should be back to school tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
all day long; I had just gotten a haircut and wanted to get an idea of
how it looked. I'm not fishing for compliments...just documenting the
mundane as well as the extraordinary.
Monday, March 15, 2010
we lowered our basketball hoop so T. Willy can enjoy it. He had a
blast outside with his friend, and I had fun catching up with his mom.
Here is a picture of T. Willy setting up a shot.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
moved here, but we still do not have the amenities that we enjoy when
we visit larger cities. One of those things is about to change! We
are getting a new movie theater.
This is a big deal. I love to go to movies. We have a small and old
theater here, but it just isn't the same experience that we get in
larger, newer theaters. And, though MK is an excellent babysitter, we
are hesitant to drive to the newer theaters 30-40 minutes away while
she and T. Willy are home alone.
It is supposed to open next month, and I am going asap. MK and I
drove past it on the way home from school yesterday. Here it is.
Monday, March 08, 2010
him how we spent our Oscar evening. The Big Man was working, so MK, T.
Willy and I put on our "fancy" clothes to watch the Academy Awards.
The Big Man was quite amused to come home to find me in a black velvet
dress and high heels...folding laundry. But we had a fun time
watching the Oscars together. MK made "fancy" snacks for us, and we
drank juice out of "fancy" glasses. Maybe we aren't like other
families...but I'm okay with it.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
been a better match for me. We've had a great time working together
and have become really good friends. But, as they say, all good
things must end. The tutors' grant has ended, and tomorrow is her
last day. We are planning a party in our classroom to say goodbye and
for a last hurrah before the state exams next week.
We had a fun evening tonight. We went out to dinner, and here are
some pictures. T. Willy only cooperated long enough for a picture
with MK, but she was willing to pose again.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
MK missed school today, but she will be back tomorrow. She and the
Big Man had a movie marathon today. I'm glad they were able to have
It was a fun day today at school for me. We played "Comparison and
Contrast Idol." Oh, there's never a dull moment in my class. It was
actually fun for most of the students; I just hope they remember the
lesson we were teaching.
Monday, March 01, 2010
tomorrow. However, my cell phone started ringing at 1:00 a.m. I saw
MK's picture on the screen and had a suspicion. Sure enough, T. Willy
shared with his sister...only this time it was his stomach bug. I
stayed up with her until about 4:00. I caught another hour of sleep,
and then I greeted my day...sleepily but MK was feeling better, so it
was worth it. Just like TW, after she started feeling better, she
started running a fever. So she, TW and the Big Man stayed home today.