Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Break

It is spring break this week and I have a delightful chance to just do a little bit of nothing. When I get a break from work I am usually filling it with travel but this week was dedicated to reading, working out, and trying out some new hobbies: gardening and scrapbooking. As far as the gardening goes, it was limited to four large pots so I got that "hobby" out of the way quickly. And the verdit on gardening - not favorable. I thought a 'try and see' attitude would work with this new hobby but with my lack of knowledge I am living in constant fear that my plants will die any minute. I can't even bare to look out the window in the morning for fear I have failed them. And the verdit on scrapbooking - highly favorable. I loved looking at all the supplies they have for this and had a good time puting together some creations. The down side is all the mockery. Katie, my sister, wouldn't let up on the stereotype that scrapbooking seems to create. But alas, I still enjoyed it. I only dented our large stack of pictures but here are some of my attempts.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Playing in Portland

Mike's parents came into town this weekend and we had a great time trying out new restaurants, exploring downtown in the spring, and playing the Wii. Spring break just started for me so i felt especially excited and free this weekend.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Today at school I was teaching the difference between lie and lay and to talk about the verb lie I started by defining it as "reclining." However, one my students who always has his head on the desk, lifted his head and said, "You mean, like chill'n." And in all my excitement that he was participating I agreed, "Yes, indeed, like chilling." To which, everyone started laughing. I couldn't figure it out until one of the girls raised her had and between giggles said, "Not chilling - chill'n!" I had no idea I was so uncool. Apparently I have been using chilling erroneously for years. And I kept slipping and saying chilling and each time they burst up. I'm getting old and so uncool!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Utah Trip

This weekend was Mike's grandma's 80th birthday so we decided to take a quick trip to surprise everyone. It was so nice to be with family for the weekend and I love roadtrips with Mike! The only pictures I took were from our chocolate-chip-cookie-ice-cream-sandwich night.