Monday, December 28, 2009


I sat down here at the computer and thought that I should post something on my blog. Opening up the page I asked myself what I should write. This troubled me... in fact, it still troubles me. What has been going on in my head? Usually I write about whatever I have been contemplating. However, my mind seems rather blank. Not that I haven't been thinking on things. They just aren't things that I feel are complete enough or interesting enough to share. But here's a brief list of what's been going on in my head.

  • Boggle (I lose and lose and lose...)
  • Lilias Trotter on the Light of Christ (Jen gave me a neat book!)
  • Decaffeinated teas (I bought some)
  • The 3000 piece puzzle in our basement (lots of green bushes)
  • Hotels and trains in Istanbul (why do I care?)
  • My next mailing (I'm procrastinating)
  • The SAT scores of my students (they aren't posted yet!)
  • Cutting my dog's toenails (it needs done)
  • Making jewelry (my sister's the one doing this)
  • Sewing shoulder bags (very fun fabric)
  • George MacDonald (reading and enjoying)
  • Writing poetry (my sister insists that it can't be melancholy)

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Still adjusting.
Drinking water from the tap.
No limits on the number of amps available.
Toilet paper in the toilet, not the trash can.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Midterm Exams

Tomorrow Midterm Exams start. Now most American schools don't give first graders a Midterm Exam, but here we do. There would be no way to convince a parent that their kid is failing unless they fail some major test. And even then, they will argue and beg for their kid's grade to be raised from the failing 36% to a passing 70%. "But really, Miss, my son is sooo clever!" they claim. Parents are never biased about their own children.

But my kids should do well, I think. We've reviewed extensively. I've repeated myself over and over and over. It'll be good.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I had to try to come up with a title that would fit two entirely unconnected pictures. First we have a prank that we played on one of our friends. The second is a picture of the supposed tomb of the prophet Nahum.