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.

3 comments:

Ford & Alyson said...

This may come as a bummer but I was in your neighborhood today. I was at the the church on S Ivy attending a funeral. Very sad. The guy was only 45 years old. Left behind two kids. A boy and a girl.

I liked this guy. He was one of two guys on my crew that was really nice to me when I first moved to Florida. I was thier crew leader. They didn't know me from jack but still they accepted me and cut me huge amounts of slack and gave me time to learn my way around and to settle in.

His family owns the nursery and landscaping business just down the road from you.

I wish I could have stayed more in contact with him. More than just Christmas cards. He helped me when he didn't have to. He excepted me when he could have been very pissed that it was me hired from many miles away rather than a local.

He was too young to die. I wish I could have been there for him. I should have been. But I wasn't...

Not a good day. I wish you all were home. I would have stopped by and cried on your shoulders. It was that kind of day for me.

Sorry - don't mean to be such a wet blanket.

fm

Ford & Alyson said...

Now all need to do is use spell check or learn to spell. Oh well...

m said...

I hadn't heard about a death in our community. How sad for someone so young with a young family to pass away. It reminds us just how precious life is and how we take so much for granted. I am guilty of that everyday. Carl hit a deer on the way home last night. He's fine. The deer continued running, although I can't imagine that it could have survived. Carl slammed on brakes to avoid it and I thought how easy it would have been for that skid to have ended in a wreck. We just have to cherish life because it is so fleeting even if you live to be a hundred. I am sorry for the loss of your friend.
MC