24 February 2008

A Bright Spot

I am so grateful for the many good friends that I am blessed to have in my life. Our hearts are touched permanently by people who love us, care about us, and accept us for who we are (despite obvious short-comings). My friends bless my life each and everyday and I am grateful for such a blessing.

Tonight my dear friend Judy called from Washington and how great it was to spend time catching up and chatting about all sorts of things. From family, to books, to educational "stuff" that only educators can enjoy, to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest (and my feelings of jealousy because I'd love to be up there) our conversation was filled!

What a bright spot it was to talk to my friend! I am so thankful that Judy is so thoughtful (and persistent) that she would call until she caught me this weekend. Thanks for ending my evening on a happy note! I love ya, my friend!


Of course, just because I love ya, doesn't mean I won't share some fun pictures of ya with everyone else!


So, here are The Many Faces of My Friend Judy!


Judy as Little Red Riding Hood...
Hey, when we study Fractured Fairy Tales, costumes are required!



Reading Day Characters -
Judy poses as Coach Viola Swamp from Miss Nelson Has a Field Day.


A typical activity at a school retreat organized by our own DD.
Judy makes a beautiful toilet paper bride... of Frankenstein!


Oliver K. Woodman.. a true gift of love and friendship!
Thanks, Jeff! Oliver will soon wander again!


Survival food for a sleepover.
Who knew Judy could stay up ALL NIGHT!

The hardest things we do help us build character.
Saying goodbye was really hard.

I am so glad our friendship is not limited by physical distance!
After all, WA and TX aren't TOO far apart (in the technology world, that is!).

17 February 2008

UGH - Another tag by Jennif!

The ABC's of "K"
A-attached or single? Attached - forever!
B-best friend? Brian
C-cake or pie? Pie
D-day of choice? Anyday I can sleep in late!
E-essential item? a good book
F-favorite color? purple, red, lime green
G-gummy bears or worms? HARIBO gummy bears
H-hometown? Fort Worth
I-favorite indulgence? Toblerone candy bar
J-January or July? July (those fireworks have always been for MY birthday, right?)
K-kids? nope. Only other people's :)
L-life isn't complete without? a good back scratch
M-marriage date? June 10, 1995 (sealed on November 28, 2003)
N-number of brothers and sisters? 1 sis, 3 bros
O-oranges or apples? Haven't really been able to eat apples since a tramautic childhood experience (thanks, dad!) and I hate to peel oranges, so...
P-phobias and fears? Phone calls that require responsibility!
Q-quote? "When push comes to shove, you taste what you're made of" and of course, the ever-present "OY!"
R-reason to smile? I am blessed everyday
S-season of choice? Seasons - in Texas? There are no seasons!
T-tag 3 people. Hum.... we've addressed this before!
U-unknown fact about me? I'm really shy and reserved! Really... I am... seriously...
V-vegetable? Asparagus or artichokes (don't forget the melted butter)
W-worst habit? Staying up too late, speaking before thinking, being opinionated, the list goes on!
X-x-ray or ultrasound? Neither - I'd be at the doctor for either one and I try to avoid that place!
Y-your favorite food? Mexican (my veins run red with salsa)
Z-zodiac sign? Cancer

ABC - all about "B"
A-attached or single? Attached!
B-best friend? Kirsten, of course
C-cake or pie? Cake - yellow with chocolate icing!
D-day of choice? Saturdays
E-essential item? bed
F-favorite color? blue
G-gummy bears or worms? bears
H-hometown? Fort Worth
I-favorite indulgence? fudge
J-January or July? July
K-kids? nope.
L-life isn't complete without? bacon
M-marriage date? the same as K!
N-number of brothers and sisters? 1 sis, 4 bros
O-oranges or apples? oranges
P-phobias and fears? neither (well, besides being old!)
Q-quote? "Baby steps." (can you name the movie!)
R-reason to smile? December 2008 (I see a black robe, funny hat, and a stage with diploma!)
S-season of choice? Spring
T-tag 3 people. I follow the same rules as K on this one
U-unknown fact about me? it remains unknown - even to me!
V-vegetable? potato - it's so versatile!
W-worst habit? fidgeting my legs (K concurs on this one!)
X-x-ray or ultrasound? x-ray
Y-your favorite food? pizza
Z-zodiac sign? Libra

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