Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In the three years we have lived here (almost 4 can you believe it?) we had never gone down to Savannah or Tybee Island. Well, I went to Savannah last spring and met up with my former student Frank, but the kids had never been, so off we went.
We left early in the morning so that we could get to Tybee and the beach early and do Senior Pictures with Kelsey (I will share those later, after I get them off in the mail to the family). We got to Tybee about 8:30 in the morning and went to the visitor center, that didn't open until 9:30, so we decided that we could find our own way around. We grabbed a map that they had in the lobby and off we went.
The first thing we found was the lighthouse. Unfortunately since it was a Tuesday, the museum and information center were closed but we did get to see the outside.
After walking around looking at the lighthouse, we headed down the path to the beach.
Right after we topped the hill of the dune, we could see something out in the water, just the other side of the jetty.
DOLPHINS! You have never seen my three kids run so fast for the water.
DJ begged to take his shoes off, "just in case" which anyone who has ever had a six year old boy knows that this means in reality, I am going in the water and there is nothing you can say that will stop me.
I really did try to keep him from getting completely soaked, but it was a fruitless effort.
We drew names in the sand
and just hung out and had a peaceful morning.
Monday, November 29, 2010
This week's I Heart Faces challenge is a scenic black and white. Since the kids and I went to Savannah and Tybee last week, I had a couple to choose from, but my favorite from on Tybee that fit this theme is this one. Its also a sneak peek at Kelsey's Senior pictures:-) Make sure you head on over to http://www.iheartfaces.com/2010/11/photo-contest-scenic-bw/ to see all of this week's entries.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina –Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Willaim Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabrial Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martell
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On the Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson
74 Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylivia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - Charles Mitchell
83 The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Of course this may not be quite fair of me, since I taught high school ESOL, and co-taught English in there too. :-) So several of these I read with my students for the first time. :-)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Well that's just fine and dandy for the government, but what about US?
Inflation will still go up, even if our cost of living raise doesn't.
Which means, quite frankly that we will be paying more for food and clothing and housing, on less.
All thanks to you and your hair brained scheme.
I challenge you to take a pay cut of the equivalent of 3 months and see how you and Mrs. Obama like it. Oh wait you wont notice it because you all get free room, board and travel for the next 2 years.
I challenge congress to take a pay cut of at least a months pay, just to feel what we feel. Oh wait the lobbiest will make sure they have enough to eat and a roof over their heads.
No I am not impressed with this proposal.
I hate politics.....
|From Our life as an Air Force Family|
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tickets are $1.00 each, and the raffle will be held on December 15th, 2010 if you are interested in purchasing a ticket contact me at scienceesl @ yahoo dot com
Saturday, November 20, 2010
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Thanks to the strength of his wife Marie and the rest of his family, Pat's legacy continues to live on through the Pat Tillman Foundation. The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in veterans and their families through education, community and advocacy.In the true spirit, giving back.
Thanks for the memories Pat....
Friday, November 12, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Silent Ranks
I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens, but I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders, salutes I do not give, but the military world is the place where I live.
I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get, but my husband is the one who does, this I cannot forget. I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line, but my job is just as tough—I'm the one that's left behind.
My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man and the call to serve his country, not all can understand. Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free. My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me.
I love the man I married. Soldiering is his life. But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Military Wife.
I think I have shared this one before, but I love it so I am sharing it again. Thank you to all of my fellow members of the "silent ranks".
Three Veterans: Matt, Jerry and my Dad
Three Veterans Matt, Dad, and Grandpa
Jerry at Tech School Graduation
The Redneck Gang in England
Matt and myself at Angela's bridal shower
Matt and Grandma and Grandpa
Mom, Grandpa, Matt, Grandma, and Dad
Becky and Farmer
Misty, Me and Amanda
Ben, DJ and Natalie
Me, Amanda, Ben, and Misty
My Grandpa and Grandma during WWII
Thank you one and all for what you have done for our country by protecting our freedoms!