It has been a very busy past 30 days around this joint. Besides the usual hectic time of Christmas, I changed classes and classrooms at work.
Christmas was fun, despite the fact that I didn't buy any gifts until three days before we went to Eugene to spend it with my side of the family. I went to Bi-Mart and knocked it all out within an hour. Everybody seemed very pleased with their gifts, and I was very pleased with Bi-Mart's selection and prices. I didn't even have to go into Bend. I ordered a book for my son Nigel off of Amazon.com and that was it. Easy-peasy!
I gave Kristin my shotgun and Kari my two dining room chairs that I had inherited from my great-uncle John. (Kari had just gotten Grandma T.'s table and four chairs from our cousin Mike.) Now Grandma T. and Uncle John (brother and sister) are back together on a daily basis. It makes my heart feel good.
We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day over at Cary's Mom's house and that was a lot of fun.
On the Wednesday before Christmas, it was decided that instead of me teaching the 2's/3's class that I would be teaching the 3's/4's class. The next morning, we began setting up my new room. Here are a few of pictures of it:
There is more that you can't see here, and soon I'll do a photo-shoot with my real camera and do a post on it. In addition to designing the room and figuring out my curriculum, I set up a Facebook page for our child development center and continue to work on our website.
This weekend, I decided to take time for myself (hence these two blog posts) and to finally take down our Christmas tree.
Now, here is some real news! Do you remember earlier videos that I have put on here about the young dancer Boon Richter? (Boon is my sister's boyfriend's kiddo). Well, he is in first place an online dance contest where if he wins he will be able to meet his idol. In addition, Boon was featured on the local news last night "Music is moving you, rather than you moving to the music." This morning, Boon made the front page of the Eugene Register Guard, "Please click here to read that article."
If you have the chance, please check out his video on You Tube and vote by giving him a thumbs up.
Well, that is a summary/excuse on why I haven't been on my blog or visiting yours. I'm going to do my best to get caught up with that.
This post is already long and full of a lot of links, but please be sure to scroll down to the other post that I made this morning about my friends who are busy getting published.
I'll leave you with some pretty pictures that I took last weekend at Crescent Lake, in the Oregon Cascades. Notice the lack of snow:
Hugs, my friends!!! By the way, this is post number 2019, and I began blogging in November 2008. Wow.
~ Kathy M.
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