Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hate

Why do people hate? I'm serious, why do people hate? I met a young lady today. She was beautiful, until she opened her mouth and started spewing hate. What was worse, her 3 year old daughter was spewing the same words of hatred and she (the mother) was proud of how cleaver her little one was. You know what was really sad, she claimed to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I don't get it. How can you claim to follow Jesus and yet feel so much hatred toward a specific group of people, that all you can teach your children is hate. She had all kinds of reasons why she and hers, were superior, to the group that are the object of their hate. I don't get it. I came home and cried.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Teaching

Teaching is something I truly enjoy and I am pretty good at it. Many moons ago, I graduated from BYU with a degree in Secondary Ed. Earth and Space Science. I didn't do anything with it. I choose to do daycare for some grandchildren. By the time my time doing daycare was concluded, I decided to go down a different road. At this point in time I have been Substitute Teaching at our local High School and I LOVE IT! So I decided to get my license and get my own classroom.

I called the State Office of Education and I was told that I needed to do the "alternative route" to get my license. I did exactly as they said. Yesterday I got a call from a wonderful lady who informed me that all I needed to do, was get 100 professional development points to re-establish my expired license. Apparently, they had sent me a license, but I had never received it. I was just figuring that I had goofed up somewhere (a tend to do that a lot), and that is why I had never gotten my license. Seems that 12 years ago, it was sent out, and the postal system is the one who goofed.

So now I need to take classes and get my 100 points and I will have my license. I can get 25 points for the Substitute Teaching I have been doing. Now to find ways to take classes and get that other 75 points and get my license. I am so excited!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flowers












I love Flowers! Flowers feed my soul. Thing is, that I love differing types of flowers under different circumstances. Fortunately I am married to a man who understands this about me. For Valentines Day, Michael gave me some carnations, my favorite cut flower. Carnations are followed closely by roses. I love purple flowers so I try ("try" is the operative word here for I do not have a green thumb) to grow purple flowers on the east facing kitchen window sill. You know my life isn't going well when I neglect my flowers and they die. I need to do better and recover my window seal with more African violets, my favorite indoor potted flowers. I have artificial Pansy's in my kitchen too. They are there to keep my spirits up when every thing else is down. In my yard I love perennials; roses, tulips, columbine, and annuals like petunias and Pansy's. Right now the yard still has snow on it so no outdoors flower now. Spring is coming, about a month from now. Then, I will enjoy my out door flowers.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

25 Random Things

So I stole this idea from my face book page. 25 random things about me.

1. I am old and grey so I usually dye my hair medium brown.
2. I have less than 30% of my cartilage in my right knee, so I don't move so well. A complete knee replacement is in my future.
3. I am currently married to a wonderful man, Michael, who takes good care of me.
4. I have three children, 4 step-children and 12 grandchildren with one more on the way. One grandson's name is Colorado Jones. His dad said he was named Colorado because Indiana was taken.
5. My favorite book is anything by Dick Francis, Issac Assimov, Anne McCaffery, and about a dozen more authors. I read fast so reading 2 books a week is about average.
6. Just watched, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull for the first time. It was fun.
7. I like to make things. I like to make lots of different things. When I get bored I learn to make something new, so I am rarely bored.
8. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Baptized at age 8.
9. I served a mission in Southern Florida about 30 years ago.
10. I work in the Primary in my ward. Nothing is better than having a 3-4 year old wrap their arms around your knees and call you "teacher".
11. I am Carl E Eyring's widow.
12. I finally found a way to keep my tile floors clean. I mean really clean. I use a steam floor cleaner. Easy and wonderful.
13. I have already started on this years Christmas presents. I usually make more than 50% of my gifts.
14. I will be applying for a teaching license this month. I will be teaching science (I hope).
15. Right now I am earning money by Substitute Teaching at our local High School. (Yeah Cavemen.). I am having so much fun.
16. I am thinking of starting up an Etsy store.
17. I just put supper in the oven with the delayed timer on so that supper will be ready when we get home from church.
18. We have a foreign exchange student with us this year. Laura is from Germany and right now she is sick. She has finally come down with the flu that the rest of us had at New Years.
19. I have a Cricut Expression machine and I LOVE IT!
20. I am plotting in my head what kind of Valentines card to make my Hubby! I bought some neat paper and I have plans. When we got married we agreed not to buy presents for Valentines and Anniversaries. We have to make the cards we give.
21. I don't have a favorite movie.
22. When I watch TV, if I think about it, I turn on Good Things Utah, anything CSI and Numbers.
23. I love bacon!
24. My favorite color is green. I really like sage green.
25. My favorite flowers are purple ones (pansies, African violets, etc.)