Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nice Day

I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop for our Media Specialists today. This is a lively group of ladies with lots of courage when it comes to dealing with technology. They ain't afraid of no stinkin technology. They make my job easy. They are also very sweet and presented me with "thank you" flowers . I feel special. I complain about my job sometimes on this blog but for the most part I look forward to going to work every day. Well...except for September when all those accounts have to be managed each year but that's only one month out of twelve so I should count my blessings.
The Ravine Scream is this weekend. Friday is a no fright night for little ones. The theme is an enchanted ravine full of fairies and storybook characters. They have a little carnival and hay rides around the ravine. I have volunteered as a storyteller again this year. We ride on the wagons and set up the vignettes that are scattered along the way. It's always fun but the amount of organization and work put into these things is incredible. All the meetings I've attended have been long and painfully slow-paced. Bless those who have attended all of them. My sister is bringing her granddaughters who are visiting this weekend from Lakeland and Livi Kate will be there too. On Saturday night they bring out the ghouls and all the fairy tale scenes become displays of carnage and mayhem. The Ravine Scream is a fund raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Friends of the Ravine. You should come if you can. Tickets are available at the gate.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

flummoxed

I hate to admit defeat. I can paste the html code that the google beta video site creates into a regular web page and it works fine. Why can't I get it to work on blogger? hmmm. If you too are exploring the wonders of this technology and have arrived at some helpful insights I would really appreciate your help. Comments are always open here. Even though NONE of my visitors ever leave messages except for Ford and Aly. Thanks Ford and Aly. The rest of your blogosphere voyeurs need to start leaving me some messages.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Aerial Tribe


The Tribe is on the move. http://www.aerialtribe.com

We are thinking about you guys and hoping you are having a great tour. Get that video camera out Jesse. MTV will want the footage and we do too. Be safe. We love you!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Photostory

I've been playing with Google's beta video and it appears that it will be super easy to use once they get it working consistently. Here is a photo story that I created tonight. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7415577242008064689 There's a handy link claiming that it will post it to blogger but I'm having trouble connecting to their server. I got it to work once with the driving video but can't get it to work again. Oh well. I''ll give them some time to work out the bugs. Since this is all free it seems the least I can do:)

This week has been fun at work. Lots of new things to learn including setting up a Typepad account for the district to use for follow up with professional development. I actually tried to use blogger instead but their new spambot ate the page that I had posted. I had included our agenda with lots of links and evidently that set off the spambot's alarm. The other thing that concerned me is the little search blogger tool that is at the top of blogger pages. The content filter isn't sufficient for schools.

What old people do for FUN!

Fuzzy and Wheezy out for a drive

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The best medicine

Click on Livi's picture to see more.

This baby just keeps getting cuter and cuter if that is possible. I had the joy of her company yesterday and we had our first good laugh together. She is always happy, well 99 percent of the time anyway. I have heard her giggle and coo and make squealing adorable happy baby sounds but yesterday marked a first. Livi and I were sitting on the sofa together when Nollie brought me her nasty old toy squirrel. She wanted to play catch. I tried to ignore Nollie and her smelly toy squirrel but she wasn't having it. She barked at me and startled Livi. I was afraid that Livi was going to cry but instead, after a good sixty second delay, she started laughing. It was the most infectious sound I've ever heard. So of course I had to get Nollie to bark again and each time she did Livi would just fall over laughing deep belly laughs. Carl was taking a nap so I had to wake him up to join the fun. We carried on for a good fifteen minutes. How cool is it that we got to share her first belly laugh. Later, after we had calmed down, Livi would look at me and smile this coy little smirk as if to say that was a good one Granma. And indeed it was Miss Alivia Kate.

We went for a nice long walk yesterday and today.The weather has been perfect this weekend. I love Florida when it starts to get cool. After walking today we came home and ate banana pudding that Ford and Aly dropped off last night. It probably negated the effects of our exercise but it is seriously delicious. Thanks F&A. They shared the recipe on their blog as well as a lot of other new stuff. I just got caught up. You guys have been busy! Good recipes, pictures and lots of news. http://www.alyzabethan.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 06, 2006

B'ham

B'ham Oct. 06
Sep 29, 2006 - 15 Photos

I'm playing with Google's new web album. Click on the picture to check it out. The photos are from our trip to Birmingham last week. The pictures were taken at the Botanical Gardens on Friday with Mom and Mark and at Cathy's home on Saturday. Thanks Cathy, for hosting our get together. It always fun to get together with the gurlfriends. Yall are nuts. I'm glad I got to see Sara Beth and Stephen P. too. They are beautiful young adults! Can we really be old enough to have grown children?

We wanted to pack Katie and Barrett up and bring them home with us. It was good to get to visit... just wasn't long enough. Congratulations on the new job, B'dawg! We're proud of you. Hope your package arrived today. Love you all!