And today, we got a Subway gift card. I almost always go to Subway for lunch on fridays. Now I can eat for free! Many thanks to our co-worker Sheila, who is absolutely the best shopper and a great friend!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Happy Secretary's Day! It really was a great day. We went out of the building for lunch with the other secretary's in our district to Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. Our superintendent went with us and expressed his graditude for all the hard work we do and the committment we have to our school. Mr. Goss gave us a Texas Roadhouse gift card, our Parents Club gave us a box with scrapbook supplies in it and our gift today was a scrapbook magazine from Hobby Lobby and a gift card.
Today we got a stack of note pads and a pen. We write notes all the time. Sheila thought we needed a small pad for small notes, a medium pad for a medium note and a large pad for a large note! (Of course the green ribbon is just icing on the cake!)
Happy Easter! Peyton got to hunt for Easter Eggs filled with lots of goodies, today! He got a plush bunny in his basket, too! We had ham, egg and cheese croissants for brunch...(like we do Christmas morning). And the big story of the day....he found an egg that was from last year. The candy was still in it!
Today is Good Friday. The center cross was carried from the riverfront, up Court Street to the lawn of this church, by a man who has done this every year for about 20 years. Three men were placed on the crosses to reinact the path taken by Jesus. This is the first year, that any church has participated in this Good Friday activity. Makes you stop and say....thank you.
Snoopy and Woodstock are two of my most favorite cartoon characters. I have collected a few Snoopy things over the years, but these are more recent finds. Snoopy is dressed in a purple bunny costume and Woodstock as an Easter Egg. It just makes me smile!
These four layouts were done during my class at the CKC Convention. This class was sponsored by Creating Keepsakes and taught by Laura Vega. She has layouts published in the magazine all the time. This class was designed to create 4 layouts in one hour...or 15 minutes per layout. I really enjoyed this class and hope to use some of the techniques really soon!
Tonight we went to the school carnival. Jim helped me take pictures of all the activities and of the kids during the talent show. Just before we got to the school , the tornado sirens went off. We had to spend about 45 minutes in the cafeteria and auditorium before we could roam around the school. Jim is putting some "cash" in Mr. Stan's jar for the dunk tank. (Jim also had to have his cotton candy!)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The city of Marquette Heights has a field that is planted with Native Illinois Prairie Grass. Every spring, the fire department burns the grass. Our third grade students, study life on the prairie, so the street department invite the students to come to the prairie burn. Before the grass is started on fire, the children run through the field to help scare the wildlife out of the grass.
It doesn't take long and all the dried grass is gone. The fire department are always on hand to make sure that the fire is under control. It was amazing to me to see how much the wind affects the fire. I was across the street and could feel the heat!
When I got to work this morning, my computer was under attack by the post it note feature. It seems as though Mr. Goss, our prinicpal, was sitting at my desk talking on the phone and waiting for the last bus to get back to the bus barn. He just kept clicking on the post it note and adding them to my desktop. He likes to do stuff like that all the time. So, Cindy and I returned the favor...but since there were 2 of us...we really got even!
I finally got all of my bags unpacked from CKC this past weekend. I bought all of these things on friday and saturday. I am most excited about the Tim Holtz Distress Stains and the Tim Holtz Paper. Jim....I don't think I will have to go to Michael's for a while, okay?
Toni is having a baby girl! Her shower was today. They haven't picked a name yet, so we will wait to see what her name will be. I made the baby book for her. There is a page for each month from birth to her first birthday. Can't wait to see this baby girl.
We went to Collinsville for the Creating Keepsakes Convention. Today we drove to the hotel after work. We went to Archiever's and the Scrapbook Factory. I got all of the Tim Holtz distress stains! I was so excited to find all of the colors in one place...I bought all 12 of them! Tomorrow we have 2 classes....one is Basic Grey (4 different layouts) and the other is 15 minute layouts, by Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Should be fun!
Today we had our annual Jump Rope for Heart. Our first and second grade students all got to participate. They each had to donate at least $1. The highest donation was $270. I count all the money and record it on a class total sheet. The total for the whole event was just over $4,900!
I made a few Wedding and Anniversary cards. My friend Nikki, had a sample on her board during a class, so I photographed it. I found a video on Dawn Griffith's blog and followed her instructions.
Bride & Groom Hearts Video http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/page/2/
Monday, April 11, 2011
Jim and I went to Springfield today to do some shopping. We ate lunch at Lone Star. We saw this bill board when we were driving around town. I thought it was neat the way the vine was "growing" up the post and the tomatos where hanging like they were on a vine!