Tuesday, March 31, 2009

meet becky, the green sand

So apparently I've been all about photo/video entries lately. Just tonight, I've fallen in love with Landon Pigg, a musician out of Nashville with an out-of-this-world voice. As I was looking at his facebook fan page, I came across this photo. And it intrigued me. I've often wondered why we call things what we do - who came up with the name, and why can't I decide that to me, it's something else? Maybe I'm the only person whose ever had that idea (well, obviously not), and maybe it makes me a dork. I'm okay with both of those. It's just a really interesting concept to think about...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coca Cola

the best commercial yet!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

the beauty of spring!

I've gotten to see this every day out my window. Oh, how I love spring!

Friday, March 20, 2009

the real meaning of easter

Before leaving Arkansas yesterday, I went to my niece's school and had lunch with her. I was interrogated by little Waverly, who seemed to be quite the inquisitor at the age of 5. Thinking she was just curious about me, I answered her questions, which always seemed to start with "Hey, Becky, guess...." It didn't take long before I got tired of "guessing," and Cristina got tired of whispering the answers in my ear. Waverly turned to Cristina and said "Hey Cristina, ask me some questions." Cristina seemed to like it when the game was in her favor, so she started asking her random questions. One question/answer made me laugh, though. Cristina asked why we celebrated Easter, to which Waverly replied "I don't know. To have Easter?" I'm smiling at this point, because I'm thinking Cristina, being the little church girl she is (not to mention her dad is a youth pastor), is going to whip out some answer about celebrating Jesus at Easter. I laughed when she replied "no, silly. It's to celebrate bunnies."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

school blunders

Yesterday, at the end of the day, I walked into my favorite kindergarten classroom to find that one of the students (not Arturo), had pulled part of the trash can liner off the trash can and was found eating it "because he was hungry."

Perhaps we should reinstate afternoon snacks.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

my friend, the ducks

I discovered these little guys very randomly - in Ethiopia. The girl I was living with had a bag in her office, and every few days, she'd dig into her supply and offer me one. Since then, I have discovered quite an addiction to these ducks, chicks, and bunnies. They are WAY better than regular sweeTarts (probably because they're bigger), and they just help make life all around enjoyable. I'm planning to stock up, so if you'd like to add to my cause, you can find them at Target :-)

Friday, March 6, 2009

bruised pride...and buttocks

I was in a kindergarten room this morning, helping a little before I started testing again. Enter into the picture Arturo, the cutest 5 year old you'll ever see. Arturo has Kabuki Syndrome, (similar to autism), is incredibly lovable, and I'd take him home with me in a heartbeat. I pull up a chair to work with a group of kids, and no sooner than I pulled it up and went to sit down, Arturo walks up behind me, and pulls the chair out to take to his table - not realizing that I was about to sit in it. Now, I'd love to be able to tell you I knew he took the chair...but alas, I did not. I fell flat on my tail, and was totally stunned as to where the chair went. I turn around (yes, to lay into some kid for taking the chair!), and see him dragging my chair to his table - to do his work. He never realized that I was getting ready to sit in the chair - he just knew he needed something to sit in at his table! I look at the teacher in the classroom, who at this point has a very stunned look on her face (it didn't take long for the stunned look to turn into laughter, though), then turned to look at the kids I was getting ready to work with. You could tell that every one of those kids wanted nothing more than to laugh their heads off, but were afraid of laughing at a teacher. I began laughing at the whole situation, and they did too - much relieved, I'm sure, because a few of them weren't doing a good job of holding it in, anyway! So now, I have an incredibly sore tailbone, and my pride has been bruised - in front of a group of kids who won't soon forget it.

Just another joy of working an an elementary school: kids who remember ABSOLUTELY everything.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

you speak what?

Earlier tonight, I was thinking about how bad of a blogger I am. Until this conversation took place:

(The only thing you need to know is that Susannah's gchat status said "Susannah speaks goat.")

me: kiixxysud
Susannah: huh? what?
me: and I thought you spoke goat
Susannah: i do, that was the translation of what you said in goat.
me: no it wasn't
that was goat for "are you feeling better?"
get your animal languages right
you were thinking of llama
Susannah: uh, no...that would have been"
me: whatever
you need to change your status to "I lie a lot."
Susannah: no!
me: fine. I'll pay tribute to you in mine
and I'm TOTALLY blogging the conversation we just had.
cut and paste, baby
Susannah: oh, i don't care.
i'm the one who is fulent in goat.
me: really? you're fulent?
wow. that's tough
you're such a scholar Susannah: yes, i know. i'm kind of a big deal.
me: lol
oh man

I feel as though for one post, I've redeemed myself. Thanks to Susannah.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I spent the evening with a dear friend. We laughed, we shared life, we ate.

It was a night well spent.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Life of Late

"The following sentence is an example of which text structure..."

Wait. For a minute, I really did think my entire life revolved around the previous sentence. We are smack in the middle of state assessments at school this week, and I may not ever dance with such joy as when we finish testing on Friday. It's been an incredibly long, incredibly exhausting several weeks, preparing for the tests, stressing out over them, and then actually giving them. However, it makes me incredibly proud of our kids to hear them look at the person beside them and say "you're gonna do great! just try your hardest, and that's good enough!"

I'm so blessed to work in such a place. I love it!