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Meeting after meeting

September 21st, 2011 at 05:02 pm

The school year is in full force and it seems some of the folks that are in supervisory positions love meetings. I had a meeting yesterday morning and another yesterday after school. Tomorrow there are three scheduled for about the same time after school. I had to prioritize which was the most important. I'm sure someone won't be happy, but you do what you have to do.

So far we do not have a teacher contract. This does not upset me at this point. I'm working, I'm getting paid, and in our city's economy, this is a very good thing. But, I am hearing rumblings of some folks who are griping...

I guess I'm a fairly realistic person. No contract is going to please both sides entirely. And there has to be some given and take. With money being in short supply, we should feel blessed we are employed.

So, although I'm being busy pulled to all these meetings, I know how entirely fortunate I am to have a job.

The Techy Generation...

September 14th, 2011 at 05:53 pm

I remember a song about it being the Pepsi Generation. And of course there's the Baby Boomer generation and the Generation X.

But tonight, standing in line at a funeral visitation, there was a sign requesting we turn off our cell phones. A sad commentary that some of us have become so "connected" that we have to always have our phone on. I noticed that the over 50 crowd in this line didn't have their phones out checking them every minute. It was kind of refreshing because to be quite honest, I'm tired of trying to have a conversation with some of the people who are glued to the little screen on their phone, so afraid of missing a call or text.

How many folks stopped at the stop light are checking their phone. I can tell you there are many times when there is a long delay after the light has turned green and the head is down and the eyes aren't on the road.

I'm always amazed that when I leave the house early in the morning how many folks are yakking away on their phones. I didn't think that many people were morning persons wanting to talk the day away.

Then there's the times we eat out and people are watching their cell phone screens instead of trying to have a conversation with the people sitting across from them.

I like my computer and I certainly enjoy the benefits of a cordless phone in my home and a cell phone. But if it means not talking to the people I'm with and being so absorbed, I think I want out of the techy generation.

Any one with me?

Ten years ago

September 10th, 2011 at 04:49 pm

Ten years ago on September 10, we had no idea the horrors that would strike our country as terrorists created so much havoc and changed so many lives.

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 will soon dawn on us, please hold your loved ones dears and if anything could come of such a tragedy, let it be that we appreciate our family and friends so much more.

God bless you all!

Simple bread

September 4th, 2011 at 05:26 pm

What is it about bread that makes it so wonderful?

I baked a loaf today. It wasn't anything extraordinary -- basically a recipe for white bread that I tweaked by adding some whole wheat flour and herbs. It smelled great baking and while it was cooling, all I could think about was when I could slice it for supper.

We did enjoy it a slice at supper and it was good. Still a bit warm from the oven, and with some butter, wow, what a treat!

So tell me, why is it bread can be so wonderful?