Saturday, March 29, 2008

Oh Joy.

Slow down.

Here I am sweating, sitting at the computer, jamming in a blog about slowing down. Do all teachers run around full tilt to accomplish a few things during recess? I had this morning decided that I was going to return emails, relax, and complete a few progress monitoring sheets, for upcoming grade cards and the end of school..yeah right. After a crazy morning of this and that....I am just getting organized.

Gotta go.Slow Down.Be.


Who feels like [spring]?
I feel like spring!

Who feels like a splash of [color]?
I feel like a splash of color!

I need spring...spring in my step, spring in my soul, spring in my [life]!


Thoughts on a roller coaster ride called...TEACHing.

A poetry blog - roller coaster poetry - because,

1) teaching poetry taught me to love writing poetry,
2) there's no day like today to start something new, and
3) I can share it with you.

I hope you try something new today, too.

Camera Ready!

Is she for real or what. Just love this Kiddo! SMiles

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008


Yep, I should have been studying, but instead I was playing. Nothing serious. Plain, pretty simple, no fancy smancy techniques, and quite frankly, no thought process going on, which leads me to some thinking and thoughts.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


>Charles M. Crowe: Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.

Life List...Do The Damn Thing.

Life List
"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."

(Alexander Woollcott)
ENJOY, 2007

1. Continue to choose a ‘one little word’ a year and live by it. ENJOY, 2007: HAPPINESS, 2008
2. Read the Bible from beginning to end
3. Continue writing my life story
4. Be the ‘It’ girl on a radio station
5. thank God for something beautiful every single day
6. Organize the songs on my pink iPod nano
7. feel confident in my artistic ability
8. place more trust in God
9. see the Nutcracker
10. see the musical Wicked live on Broadway in N/YC
11. give strength to someone feeling weak
12. Go on a hot air balloon ride
13. stay true to myself
14. fall truly, madly and deeply in love and really believe it
15. listen more
16. craft and place clever insightful phrases on hip, fitted t-shirts
17. learn to sew and make cool things
18. say more I love you’s
19. scuba dive in the Ocean
20. knit a beautiful scarf
21. Feel truly enriched, uplifted and satisfied by my career and touch other's lives with my work.
22. Get a docturates degree in Reading
23. Be on the Board of Education in Washington DC and advocate for students with special needs
24. Get published by a publishing house
25. Continue to Write my children’s book about being different, different is good
26. Tell a stranger they look beautiful
27. Sit in the gallia while congress is in session
28. Run a marathon
29. Do it for love. (Whatever it may be…
30. Tell my everyday stories by using words + photos
31. Continue to maintain a weight of 127-132 pounds
32. Always exhibit compassion
33. Send snail mail more often
34. pray more often
35. control my emotions more by not wearing them on my sleeve
36. have a successful marriage
37. Realize that I don't always have to be the life of the party
38. live life with no regrets
39. Update my art journal with a 'daily something'
40. Decorate and fill a notebook or binder for quotes, stories, and interesting things I absolutely love.
41. Watch all the movies i own
42. go to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch yearly
43. Continue our yearly 'trei gals' trip
44. See the play “Wicked” live in NYC
45. Complete a ‘daily something’ log and display

Everyone Was Sure.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody would not do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

[picture: grandma and grandpa trei]


It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Hoppy Day.

Have a great Easter!
Wondering if any of you fantastic, creative people have any cool ideas for Easter?
What do you do/did you do with your family to make the day special?
What did you love as a kid?
What does the Easter Bunny do at your house?
Peace to you and yours.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

This Is Today.

"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good."

Monday, March 17, 2008

Go Green.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Be safe!


Leo Buscaglia : The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.

Oh So Beautiful.

Monday, March 03, 2008


1 whoops of joy delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture; enjoyment, felicity, joie de vivre, jouissance; literary jocundity

share your joy.
express your joy.
create your joy.
search for your joy.
find your joy.