Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday Creativity Share

There's a Miniature Exhibit at the Grunwald Gallery coming up in September. I for one love miniatures. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I'm a day late and a dollar short with #TwinTuesday once again.  But in the end, it's always worth our while.  This week we have 2 colorful pieces of plastic.  Kind of neat, right?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Return

Husbandman has returned from the far side of the planet.  He seems well and I'm very happy to have him back where he belongs.

This photo shows a leaf bag made by a kiddo who I've never met before.  She made it at recess and told me, "This is a leaf bag. It's made out of a leaf and you can keep little crushed up pieces of leaves inside it."

Of course I had to take a photo instantly.  Let's remember that you saw it here first my friends.

I predict the leaf bag will be trending sooner rather than later.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Pencils

There's a Thirdlander in my class who keeps ripping the erasers off our pencils.  Then he breaks the pencil in half.  I ask him to stop but he keeps doing it.

I got annoyed yesterday and handed him a bunch of massacred pencils.  "Put these in your backpack and give them to your parents.  Then come back here tomorrow with a new box of pencils."

He didn't say much and later I regretted the exchange.  I doubt he'll bring back new pencils and then I'll have to say something lame like, "Okay, you didn't bring back any replacement pencils, but don't break pencils anymore.  I don't like it when you do that."

Who knows why the kid keeps wrecking our pencils?  Maybe he's anxious.  Maybe he's bored.
I'm trying not to take it personally.  But a pencil's a pencil, no matter how small.  And we've got to look out for the pencils in our midst.  I feel so sad about the pencilocide.  I just want it to stop.

Here's another thing I hate.  Because of school shootings, all our doors are now locked.  Come to find out, I carry several bags, a couple of lattes and other sundry school items up to the door each morn.  One of my custodial coworkers has taken to calling me Bag Lady, which frankly, I resent. When I get to the building, I have to place all this stuff on the ground and unlock a set of doors.  Then I hold the door with my foot, pick up all my stupid bags and wedge my body through the unlocked door. Then I repeat this with the second set of doors which are only 4 feet away from the other doors so I don't even understand why they too have to be locked.   There's absolutely no reason why we can't install a retinal scan door opener at this school.  I keep asking for this, but Custodial Co-Worker says retinal eye scans aren't a good solution because people can steal your eyeballs and use them to enter the building.  Sure, I get that. But there's got to be a way around that issue.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday Creativity Share: The Brands

Come to find out, #1 Son's band released an album this week, making my Thursday blogging job much easier.  I started listening to it at 5 in the morning, upon waking and now at 6:44 I'm on my third listening.  I quite like these songs.  You should listen if you want to.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Butterfield

I like that song Sting sings called Cushie Butterfield.

I wonder if it's a good song to sing with Thirdlanders.  I may do it.  I may not.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


So we've got a book and a salt shaker.  Yes, it's a great combo that truly stirs the imagination.  Speaking of which, I might be emerging from RES (Re-Entry Syndrome).   Today a Thirdlander asked me, "Do you know the difference between a hamburger and a cheeseburger?"
   I said, "Well, one has cheese, right?"
   He answered, "Right. The cheeseburger has cheese and the hamburger just has the plain burger."

Because of this cool Thirdlander, I had a moment where I just stopped and reflected on some simple universal truths. Not just the hamburger / cheeseburger dichotomy, but other truths as well.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Wound

Does this look like cancer to you?