Friday, March 20, 2009

Need for a Change

While driving to work this morning, I was listening to the radio and the DJ said that today was the first day of spring...and that got me thinking.

Every month in my classroom I try and decorate for the season or the next holiday. I usually buy some cute decorations to hang from the ceiling, window clings for my door and a cute flag to hang outside. For example, this month I have clovers and St. Patrick's Day decor. Well...I have a close teacher friend of mine (I won't mention any names) who still has Christmas decor hanging up. She still has a snowman flag and snowflakes on her door! I mean this MIGHT be okay if we lived up north, but for crying out loud, we live in Florida! This makes me think of the Gretchen Wilson song "Redneck Woman" when she says that the girl leaves her Christmas lights up all year long.

I really think it is about time for a change.

Funny "Fhotos" For Friday

Last night we went to family dinner night at the Musgrove's. This is a weekly routine for us and I happened to snap some pictures of what I call "True Love".

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beginner's = Bumps and Bruises

Last week I called Josh on the way home to tell him that I would be there soon. He said that he was riding dirt bikes at Jason's (his cousin) house and to call him when I was almost home. Well, I called as I was getting close and of course he didn't answer. I decided to ride over there since it was just across the pasture. Josh and Jason were having a good ol' time.

Jason was showing off his skills and Josh was learning how to ride. While sitting in the car, I told Jason that I had never rode a dirt bike before. He assured me that he could teach me in five minutes, so I decided to try. I got on the bike and he went over everything from where the break was, to how to use the clutch. I was quite nervous, needless to say. I really didn't want to make a fool of myself and wreak in front of Jason and Josh. With the teaching from Jason, I got started and was extremely wobbly. Realizing quickly that if I went faster I would be much more balanced. I managed to get it into second gear, but never got the courage to try third. While getting more comfortable, I decided to go in this sharp corner of the "course" they had made with piles of dirt. Making the turn, I accidentally turned the throttle on the handle bar and shot up the dirt pile! I began screaming and then suddenly the bike shut off. I was relieved because I would have gone over the dirt pile and who knows how I would have landed!
I will have to say that I am an experienced ATV rider/driver, but when it comes to dirt bikes I will have to put myself in the beginner's class. I did pretty well for my first time and am proud that I didn't wreck too bad, but I can't say the same for Josh. He ended up wrecking trying to ride the bigger, faster bike.

This is me riding a bike that made for the skill level of a 7 year old. Yes, I did get on a bigger bike later.

Here are just a few more pictures that were captured that day.

Josh's nasty bruise from wrecking!

Hanna and Wyatt playing in the dirt pile that I inadvertently tried to climb.

Austin with WAY more skills than me!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bag Tag

1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house. No cheating!

2) I want to know how much it cost:) And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it.

3) Tag some chicks.

Thanks to Jaime, I am posting the many bags I carry.

Like Jaime, I have 4 bags that I carry..daily. You should see me trying to tote all these bags to my classroom in the mornings.

#1 My purse: I bought it at the Ladies Night Out in Callahan. I got it from the Dot's Hair Salon booth. I believe I paid $35 for it. There are so many pockets on the inside of it that things get lost.

#2 School Bag: I had been needing a bag to carry my school papers in, so I bought this Vera Bradley right after Christmas for around $45 (I think). This bag is full of papers that need to be graded.

#3 Lunch Bag: I take my lunch to school most of the time. This is a Vera Bradley lunch bag that my aunt bought me for my birthday a couple of years ago.

#4 Softball Clothes Bag: I am the assistant softball coach for Hilliard. Practice is right after school everyday, so I have to have a bag to put my clothes in. My granny bought it for me at the Southern Women's Show in Jax a couple of years ago. I also use this bag when I travel. (Notice the airline ticket still attached).

I am tagging...