Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ordinary Me : I

Ordinary Me: I

I: Indiana:
I spent four years living in Terre Haute Indiana where I did graduate work, as well as work as a special education teacher. I worked in Clay County School Corporation in a couple of schools, which was interesting. There was no curriculum for me to use, no supervision to speak of and very few if any materials to use. It was an adventure. This was in the late seventies and early 80's. I am certain by now things are very different. I hope
My oldest daughter was born at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, so there were great beginnings there.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Got Tagged...8 Random Things about me....

1. I have a Master's Degree from Indiana State University in Speech Language Pathology, and Master's Degree in Special Education from the same uni.
2. I used to be a cheerleader....ugh.
3. I stitched my first item at 7...using 6 strands of floss and knots..and I still have the tea towel I stitched.
4. I also quilt and hook rugs. Not the cheesy rug kits with yarn, but the primitive rugs made with wool strips.
5. My grandmother used to be a rug hooker and I have her "stripper" she used.
6. I love zydeco music as well as opera. I only dislike rap and country. Otherwise, music is everything.
7. I live in a pre civil war farmhouse, that has been in my family since 1900. My mother was born in our office and my great aunt was born in our bathroom, before it was my bathroom.
8. When I win the lottery (!) I want to build a post and beam house high on a mountain in New Hampshire.

Some progress on my WIPs

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I haven't had time to work on much this week. Here are the things I am working on.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Ordinary Me : H

Ordinary Me: H
H: Highland School,
where I attended as a child is one of those classic school buildings built in the 30's, brick, two story with huge windows. I know you know the type of building I am talking about. Oak flooring that squeaks and shines, large cloakrooms where you hang your coat and put your lunchbox, radiators that hiss and are so hot in winter that you need to open windows, bathrooms so large that the acoustics are heavenly.....I know you know the place. Playground with swings and merry-go-rounds, both "outlawed" from playgrounds for being so dangerous. (or litigious!) What wonderful's too bad that kids today won't know those joys.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ordinary Me: G

Ordinary Me: G
G: Gardens: I do love to garden, love plants, but recently haven't had the time nor energy to pursue it. My wish would be to have all the time needed to take care of the garden without the stress of work getting in the way. Feeling the soil in your hands is just wonderful. Seeing the product of your attention is better.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ordinary Me : F

Ordinary Me: F

Fridays : A pretty important day for me. I work in the public schools and by Fridays every one of us is brain dead. Working with very difficult special education students and teachers who ignore slps is very draining work. Love when Friday gets here.
Fair: I am all about fairness. I think my performance as a SLP supervisor could be defined by fair. I try to look at all sides of an issue and bring it to that employee's attention. I have always seen all sides, so I do think that makes me different than most. Remembering a very difficult team with a parent who wanted the world, I was able to negociate a reasonable settlement. After the team, both the SLP and the parent told me it was fair to both of them.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Update on Beatrix Potter

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I haven't worked too much on her this week, but did finish up 2 motifs, so I am half-way to my September goal. I really do enjoy this one and have thought just to work on her until she is finished, ignoring all the other WIPs. If only I didn't have to work.

Ordinary Me : E

Ordinary Me: E

Emotional: Not a good thing, usually. I am the first one to cry at movies, which is embarrassing. I become emotional at work on occasion and have been known to get upset with others!! My family laughs at me, because of the animal movies I cry at...(My Dog Skip....WAAAAHHH!)

on Martha's Vineyard. Where I should live, but not in summer. Why wasn't I born rich....????

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ordinary Me : D

Ordinary Me: D
Dogs: I adore my dogs, as well as others. I actually wanted to be a vet at one time, but was discouraged by my guidance counselor in high school(she was from the south, this was the early 70s and she talked every girl into nursing or teaching....sigh...)

These are my current pooches....Otis and Emma. My lovies, my dogs.

Ordinary Me : C

C: Cross stitch
This is one of my hobbies, essentially cross stitching samplers. I don't do "cute" or "country" just samplers.

C: Cape Cod:
just one of the places I would rather live than I do.