Thursday, May 25, 2006


Yes, we do feed our dog.

If we forget to feed him, sometimes he will try to eat Dave.

We are having a wonderful spring here in D.C. The weather has been great. The garden is in (in garden boxes, that is...I don't trust the soil here) and the temperature has been lovely. I am sure the heat and humidity will move in soon but I am enjoying the warm days and cool evenings. Lots of grilling!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


I am having quite a week! Yesterday I received my updated license from Virginia with my latest endorsement. I am now "highly qualified" under NCLB and can now teach students that have a specific learning disability (SLD). The classes I had to take were intense but now that it is all over I am thrilled that I decided to take them.

Then, in the afternoon, I got called into the principal's office (my boss). I thought I had done something wrong. Turns out I have been doing a lot right. I got nominated for an ARC award for Educational Leadership and I won! If you'd like to read about it here is the link: http://www.thearcofnova.org/AboutArc/Nominationletter.pdf
There will be a nice dinner next month and the Secretary of Education shows up. How neat!

So, life is moving along. Nothing new on the house. Very little knitting. Lots of frisbee. Oh, am I sore! Clique league tournament is this weekend and I can barely walk from last weekend's rec. tournament. Should be interesting. My lips got sunburned last weekend. Not very comfortable- I recommend lip balm with SPF.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Cloudy days

Not much new to post. I don't like that. I like to feel like life is moving forward and right now I feel like I am stuck in mud. My dear husband is adjusting to his new job so nothing is getting done on the house renovation. I know I should be more patient, but we can't even talk about the house - too stressful. Work is crazy. The students have spring fever and there is a lot of time left before the end of the school year. The class I teach at GMU is finished tomorrow evening. Then the whirlwind of grading begins before the next class starts in June. Frisbee season (which has been mostly rained out) is over in the next two weeks. Boo. Oh, and I am just dreading mother's day.

I know I shouldn't be so glum. I have my health, a wonderful family, a good job (or jobs) and great friends. Hopefully a good workout at the gym this afternoon will snap me out of this!