Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010

What were buds of hope for a winning game yesterday is today the coldness of defeat...KSU

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010 Cat Tracks?

It looks as though the Kansas State Power Cat took a detour through our backyard on his way to Manhattan tonight!

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010 Snow Day!

It was two weeks overdue, but my "Birthday Snow" finally arrived! ...and enough inches of it to give us a day off from school!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010 Snow's a coming!

It finally started at 5:15... 2.5 hours later, we have a few inches of dry dusty snow!

January 28, 2010 Snow's a coming!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 Dreams of Tomorrow!

My daughter's apartment is adorned with paper flakes hanging from the living area ceiling! Maybe tomorrow I can capture the real thing!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 Hidden Mascot

Can you find the Allen Magnet School mascot in this picture?

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 Silver "Wax Stamp"

This charm is fashioned after the old custom of sealing your letters with wax!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24, 2010 Bells Are Ringing!

Good old D5 and part of the Tower Bells bell choir.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23, 2010 New Colors!

Today was pedi, mani day!...a fresh coat of sparkling color!

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010 Deja Vu

I spotted this car on 30th Street and couldn't believe it! Thirty-two years ago, I bought a Pontiac Grand Prix that looked just exactly like this one.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

If you get down to the Sedgwick Zoo gift shop fast enough, you too can be the proud owner of a set of reindeer earmuffs...that heat up!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 The Moon is Watching....

My 1st graders have been reading verbs with _ing endings. I read "Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice." The students drew winter scenes and pasted the words "slipping, sliding, sledding, skating, and playing" to identify those activities in their drawings. One artist drew the moon enjoying watching the rollicking fun!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010 Oh, the Suspense!

The culmination of BUNCO night...the prizes...and, at my house, Andes mints!

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010 Frozen Fog

This morning, this was the view from my hotel window in Manhattan, KS!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010 Match-It

On Friday morning, my first graders and I had a great time breaking in our newest classroom game. We played the pattern version. It was a little bit of a challenge!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010 A Beautiful Surprise

Yesterday, I received these beautiful roses from my daughter. The orange butterfly on the greenery is a tribute to my mother who loved them.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 Birthday Cupcake

The frosting is a flower. The sweet, a gift from my bell choir director.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010 Pomegranate Margarita

Beverage of choice tonight at dinner!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010 New Teachers, New Library

Today, the monthly meeting of the new teachers of our school district met at our school. When we gave our guests a tour of the building, everyone was impressed with our new library!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010 Frosty, Foggy Morning

This is how my day started! That is not the moon....It is the clock on the new water treatment plant!

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010 One Heavy Cam

On Christmas Day, 1985, we were thrilled to be given this video camera so that we could record our baby son's antics! As years went by, and the original battery needed to be replaced, we discovered that the new battery would not fit into this machine! I have fond memories of carrying the new battery, and feet of orange extension cord, through the yard as my husband filmed Easter egg hunts!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010 His Light Above All Else

May His light shine for you even in the coldest and darkest of times.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010 Dinosaurs and Rockets

This morning, my teachers' sorority was treated to several science lessons! Thanks, Howie and Glen!

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010 Friday Night Feast

It has been a full week. After several days of very cold temperatures, it is time for a delicious Friday night treat!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010 "Is it cold in here, or is it just me?"

This jolly fellow entertained us through the holiday week by speaking to us whenever we opened the fridge door! He would admonish us to not let out the cold air! His 37 degree existence is nothing compared to the -12 degree windchill we are having today!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6, 2010 Grandma B's Birthday

This is my dear grandmother, Bernadine, circa 1944. She was born on this day in 1902. Today also happens to be the 12th Day of Christmas...12 drummers drumming. It is fitting that both of her sons grew up drumming to jazz!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010 Men of Snow

It's snowing, again!!! My first graders are in keeping with the season by displaying their excellent artwork!!! Hooray for art instructors!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010 Winter Warmth

On this very cold night, a cozy fire is the answer. We are looking at the coldest temps since December, 1990.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3, 2010 We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar, field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star. O star of wonder, star of light, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.
...on the sanctuary altar of Trinity United Methodist Church--Hutchinson, KS

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2, 2010 Snow Again!

This evening, another light snow blankets Hutchinson, but, alas, not enough white stuff to call off school on Monday!

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010 Cat Prints

In an effort to help break in my new Canon All in One printer, Gecko remained as up close and personal as possible! Sniffing helped, but, in the end, staring down the machine did the trick!