Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First days

The desks were set and all the books piled on the desks. I thought I was ready for the first day.
It did not go as smoothly as I had hoped.

Here's to a quick improvement by all!

Monday, July 30, 2012


While driving down the street I noticed this sign...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The count down has begun...

10 days until I move into my teaching apartment.
12 days until I will be spending 8 hours a day setting up my classroom & planning
15 days until training starts
25days until the first day of class...

I hope I'm ready...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Teaching info

I landed my dream job (well almost) and now I'm focused on re-learning how to teach...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lake Minnetonka

Great Blue Heron on Lake Minnetonka

Sunset on Lake Minnetonka

Moving back to Montana

No- I didn't move but my sister did. She left with her husband & 2 kids 10 years ago. Living in the Minneapolis- St.Paul area ever since, she has learned to drive in rush hour traffic (which starts at 3PM and lasts until 6PM), find her way through malls which make no sense to any rational human being and as a high school math teacher deal with the ugliness of inner cities shown through the eyes of the youth.
Minnesota is very different from Montana.
The traffic, the food, the weather, the language, the people...
Don't get me wrong- she has had opportunities to experience foods & cultures we don't have.  She has met many wonderful people from her students to her neighbors! I envy her for some of it.

This month I am packing up her house and helping her move. It's not a sad time really. This is the start of a grand adventure that I can't wait to see.

In August 2011 her husband was killed in a car accident. It's really a weird situation. The divorce was final just a few weeks before, the ink barely dry. It's hard for me to call him her ex.

This is going to be a good post really.

I came to help last Fall but all we could manage to do was clean out & sell stuff to get her set up until she was back to work.

This time we have spent the better part of 2 weeks between packing & being a tourist. I got to see all the sights & taste a ton of food. It is only a few days until the pods get here & once they are filled I am gone.
I guess it is best to leave before you become to comfortable.

I will miss a few things about the Twin cities ...

But not the traffic!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Life keeps moving

Even when I would rather stand still.  I now have 3 grandchildren, my husband is retired from Active Duty, and all of my children are adults... its amazing!
I keep thinking I will take the time to blog regularly again.. I won't promise anything but since I have the app on both my smart phone & iPod I can't really say that I can't get to my keyboard!
Montana photos soon... afterall I meant this to be a photo blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012