Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

Today I took my class to the pumpkin patch. It rained really good 2 nights ago, but it wasn't bad, not squishy mud. Here are some hightlights.

The sway bridge the children crossed. That was fun. And we also went throught a corn maze.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

All's well

Dan went in for his nose job today. All went well. I won't post a picture, 'cause no one really looks good with a big wad of gauze taped under their nose. We got to the hospital at 10:30 this morning to start the check in procedure and left around 4:00 or a little after. That is one long day in the waiting room. He can't do any driving, strenuous work for at least 7 days, and can't go back to the office for 2 weeks, drink alcohol or take any aspirin product. He does have to take antibiotics, has pain pills and pills for nausea and vomiting. And he is suppose to lay day and rest, which he is. When he can breath clearly in both nostrils, hopefully he won't snore anymore. We'll see, but at least he'll be able to breath clearly.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Ok, there were some nasty storms cells that went through the central valley this evening. We were between 2 so we just got some good rain. I heard on the news there were 1 inch hail stones at Herndon and 41, 8 miles from here. Lots of rains, wind and flooding in some of the nearby towns. Sure hope it doesn't rain on halloween. We really do need the rain, but I am sick and tired of the interruptions coming over the TV every 5 minutes

Eric is not going to go down south, it was cancelled today. He seems to be doing well on his diet. He is down 2 sizes in pants, and can wear some shirts I go him when he first moved here (they didn't fit then) and he is feeling better, says he has much more energy.

I have rested my shredder enough. I am shredding some old bills. Time to go back. I also need to finish some assessments. I have 6 more conferences and I am done. I have then scheduled for after class on Wed., Thurs. and Friday. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Eric, again

Looks like he is on hold right now and doesn't know if he'll be going down to since the fires situation is getting better.


Eric is going down to So. Cal. today, he will be doing something for the firefighters there. I don't know what exactly. He may be doing work in a park, clearing brush, don't know. He doesn't know yet, he probably won't know exactly until he gets there.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Today I played

Today I spent a few hours scrapbooking when I should have been doing assessments. But that's ok, I will do paperwork tonight and finish it tomorrow. I got a lot done!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Time to myself

With Dan at the lake for a few days, to do some roofing. Keith is out with some friends. I actually have time to get some paperwork done. Parent conferences are next Friday, and I need to be ready before them. I will get my group done this weekend, and then will have to review what my staff has done, and maybe rewrite some of them. I love my job, I hate the paperwork! (retirement comes in 2009!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lots of help

I am getting a lot of help these days. It's hard enought to stay on task, but with Chloe's help I am sure I can.. She makes herself very visible since Elizabeth has been gone.

That time of year, yuck!

The color in this Cosmo flower is really brilliant. I would love to stay outside and take photos of the flowers, and other things all day. But that just isn't reality right now. I don't mind doing assessments and parent conferences, but I really an not very happy with all the paperwork that the state require us to do for the assessments. It really doesn't make a difference in the child, (but I use them to help with my lesson plans. It is already very obvious by now what areas each child needs help in) just how it is reported, plus it does let the parents see how their child is learning and where they are at developmentally. The state wants to know that the money it is spending on the children is paying off, and this is one way of reporting it. It really isn't all that hard, it just takes hours and hours and hours and hours......................................................... to do.
So tonight, actually since around 2, except for going to the 'office' and dinner, I am stuck doing paperwork.. I need to get it right since the State Board of Education will be doing a review (my class) in the early spring. Stressfull, I would say so. Let me teach, that is the fun part.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


When I upload photos now I get the letters and numbers and cannot see the photo until I post? Wish I knew why, it just started. Anyway, I will post some other photos of the family reunion after I do a little editing.

Murdock reunion

Holly and Mitchelle

Elizabeth and Ryan

The (Fletcher) Murdock's

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Making the bed

So, I was making the bed and when I started to put the blanket on I noticed that Jonah had simply settled in.

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