Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Maybe I AM somebody ...




I was STUNNED to say the least to get this plaque of ROSEWOOD from the Center for Charter Schools from Central Michigan University at the Board Meeting last night. I literally SAID...OH...I WAS GOING TO RESIGN TONIGHT. much laughter. I was dead serious. its so large it's like 1/4 of the piano.
it will look really nice right behind the piano.
Yes, BEHIND the piano. I"m not much on displaying plaques. oh well its very nice.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mostly Bust

Well this Klasieprof is NOT Bossy (I am bossy.com).

I just got back from the Trip to Washington DC with the Sign Language 2 classes. I am not the teacher of those classes.

I have no wit, no humor to display just now. The incredible boorish behavior of some, ruins it for all. And that's just the chaperone's.

I feel like Dorothy...Was it Dorothy? "There's no place like home" ...and I"m so glad to be here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Washington DC or bust

Leave tomorrow being the "responsible adult" on a charter bus with 35 American Sign Language students and 15 chaperone's. Back home Sunday.
heh heh...me..the responsible one!! How life changes!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Books Titles for Kids

I got this email...and I know it's not real ORIGINAL to repost emails..but oh my..I DID laugh out loud.
Hope you do too.
I can just hear my mom say...WEll HOW do you think it's going to feel with MY FOOT UP YOUR ASS if you don't do so and so.....Which is what the Dr. Seuss book title made me think of...but...now...my mom is frail and old and failing...and it just seems kind of weird.










Friday, April 18, 2008

Exam Week, TKD Testing


This has been exam week at a couple of my schools.

Tomorrow the kids (2 of them W. and H) test for middle red belt. I have been making "patches" for the TKD institute.
Let me first explain, that I am the most UN artsy fartzy person on the planet. I'm not like my friend Ness with her ETSY shop
(HINT GO LOOK HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5751373)
I am just BLEH.
However...something about paper patches just bugged me. The School ran out of Embroidered patches, and just print some off. SO...
What did I DO??? Opened my big fat mouth. Well cared for teeth IN mouth yes, but still OPENED it. href="http://bp2.blogger.com/_TvHp-KVzBUY/SAlY49REpyI/AAAAAAAAAU0/gdvVPzBODMg/s1600-h/TKD+patches+010.jpg">
First...about 7 trips to different stores. I thought that I could Get T-shirt transfer paper, Make the transfers from scanning the patch. That didn't work right. the background was all grey.
Is this boring you to death? Sorry.
SO I had to find a way to Lighten the background. I somehow could only fit TWO on a sheet of T-shirt transfer paper when I SHOULD have been able to do 4, but after an hour or two of trying..I gave up.
SO...each sheet of T-shirt paper= about a buck.
Ironed onto Patch type material= about 50 cents
Felt Backing ironed on to Patch material=About 33 cents
One + Color Cartridge, + 1/2 black Cartridge= about $25 bucks

# of hours...if I include 3 separate trips to Wal-Mart (bought spray glue for material, more t-shirt paper when I could only get 2 per sheet etc), Looking for the Iron, Setting up Ironing Board, Ironing transfer onto patches, and Frekin ENDLESS cutting of circles...Do I even WANT To try to figure this out? about 11 hours. Or More.
FOR
25 patches

Friday, April 11, 2008

Think about it....

I
I walk down the street,
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost...I am helpless,
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

II
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


III
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall in... Its a habit... but,
my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
Its my fault.
I get out immediately.

IV
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V.
I WALK DOWN ANOTHER STREET

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Suicide

Another student whacked himself. Hung himself. Last one shot out his guts with a shotgun.Less than a month ago. This one was a Junior in High School. I feel incredibly bereft.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

ITs Spring break

and I am sprung!
Taking urchins and new friend from Tae Kwon Do and her two families to FRANKENMUTH to pool it hot tub it and DRINK wine.
back in a couple days, unless I decide to CHUCK it all and run away with the Man on the sausage sign.