Today was just awful. I returned to work! First, why are ants all over my desk, the file cabinets and bookcases? No one has been here for months? Second, Clark is very different without Ms. Doll, Mr. Good, Mrs. Armistead, Ms. Ngo, Mr. Simith. Mr. Devore, Mr. Burghdorf and Miss Khachatryan. We were told that Mrs. Giatti is returning. Students arrive on Monday and my classroom is a disaster. Ugh!
We traveled to Oregon and went to the Oregon Caves National Park. Of the 20 people on our tour, guess who hit his head, my son Mitchell! the smallest one! He was runing and bam! I had to duck many times. Very beautiful! I encourage you spelunkers to give it a try.
I have returned from a 19 day vacation that took us a far north as Medford, Oregon. Let me first say that we live in a very beautiful state. Our first stay was in the Sequoia National Forest, camping at Hume Lake. We went fishing and did not catch anything! Visaila was very hot. I don’t why people live there.
We went with four families, (total of 23 children), down to the Americana on Saturday morning to watch the 10am show of Toy Story 3. I laughed out loud twice and enjoyed the movie from start to finish. A few scarry parts for my kids and some parts that made my son cry and my daughter tear up. I paid $9.75 for a bargain price!. Amazing how much movies cost these days.
Spent yesterday driving to and from Sun City, near Palm Desert, to visit my parents, went swimming, had lunch and arrived home for pizza and an ice cold adult beverage. Then I cleaned the house and did laundry.
Well, it is 2:45pm in the afternoon on Friday, June 18, 2010 and I have finished all my grades! In just a few hours Graduation 2010 begins! A joyous and sad event rolled into one. Looking forward to the student speeches.
Today marks the sixty-sixth anniverasry of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied Europe, the day the world changed for the better. Please pause for a moment to remember the more than 5,000 Americans who died on the beaches of Normandy in France, and the more than 20,000 who fought. This was the day when the New World came to save the Old World from the vicious grip of Fascism and Adolf Hitler. If you are able, watch the frst 30 minutes of “Saving Private Ryan”. You can also visit the website of the National D-Day Museum here http://www.ddaymuseum.org/
We just returned from spending the weekend in Carlsbad. We went to the beach, Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, the Mall and Coldstones. Lunch and dinner was bar b qued hot dogs and hamburgers, (breakfast was bacon, scrambled eggs and toast)Weather was absolutely beautiful, just what we expect for living in California.
Tomorrow we will proudly fly the Stars and Stripes out in front of our house and, as the family enjoys the day off, we will remember those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we continue to live in a free country.
God Bless America and the brave individuals who wear the uniform.
I caught myself a fish! This morning we put our rods in the water at 5:45am and I caught a rainbow trout at 3:10pm, nine hours later! Right now the fish is one pound and 14 inches long. Tomorrow when I get home it will be 2 feet long and 3 pounds. On Monday it will be weigh five pounds and be 3 and a half feet long. Today was a another beautiful day in God’s Country. I love breathing in clean mountain air. Hardly anyone caught any fish today, people said this was the worst Opening Day in forty years and I was one of the few who caught a fish.
Enjoyed a beautiful drive up Highway 395 to Bridgeport this afternoon. Drove through Oancha, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine and Bishop. It really is God’s Country. This is Opening Weekend. I hope to catch some big fish tomorrow!