Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time Marches On

My days are busy and time keeps marching on! Friday is here again. This week has passed very quickly for me. Monday was an unusual day, working a smaller class load due to icy roads, Tuesday was a snow day and school was cancelled, and today my students celebrated the 2nd nine weeks reading goal with hot chocolate, sugar cookies, and the movie, Tuck Everlasting. We read the novel as a class in the 2nd nine weeks. Next week will pass quickly for me too- no school Monday, but I do have in-service and have to speak to the district (not real excited about public speaking!), and Thursday is a roller skating field trip for good behavior kiddos. Fun times!

I'm still crossing my fingers for one good, big, deep snow! I'd love to take Harbor William sledding for the first time! He has been skiing, but not sledding! We need to start with the basics and I need some southern snow to do it.  : )

I'm still enjoying my picture a day, but it is a challenge to get one taken. I take them in the evenings when the day has slowed its pace, which usually means we are in our p.j.s and are lounging around the house. These pictures may start to get boring for you, but I hope they will document this year so that when I am old and gray, I will remember what this season of my life was really like.

I am a HUGE NPR junkie and listen to the news all the time. You will almost never catch me listening to music, at least not in the car on the way to work. I do love music, but  feel responsible for knowing what is happening is the world, and as a teacher, my students are so savvy, I just have to keep up with it. I'm so saddened over the recent Arizona shooting. I know I have a few readers from Arizona, and I actually lived there as a child for a few months. My prayers go out to your state and the speedy recovery of your Congress woman. As a Christian, I really struggle to stay positive after hearing the sorrow of so many people. I want to question the "hows" and the "whys" of why certain events happen. I really rely on the scriptures to soothe me- God is the same today as he was with his apostles. He is powerful. He is mighty. He is the Alpha. I know He can see the forest for the trees. I'm so glad I can rely on Him to solve the problems of the world. Even thinking about the problems of the world sometimes gives me a headache.  : )



  1. Jessica,
    Your pictures are beautiful and NEVER boring!!! So glad you are doing this. It's fun to see these.

    I too am saddened by the Arizona shootings. It is so sad. I try to remember in times like these about the Soveriengty of God. He sees all and knows all and He NEVER changes. It gives me great comfort.

    Have a Blessed weekend friend,

  2. I love your pictures! I am deeply saddened by the events in Arizona.

  3. Your pictures are lovely. Never boring. Harbour will love looking back on his life as a young child and seeing how much his mom loved him. Time marches too fast for my liking! Good luck with your public speaking appt. and I hope you guys get some good Southern snow that sticks around a couple of days really soon!!! The ordeal in Arizona is disheartening. Makes me afraid to go anywhere for political events. =( It's so sad. God is not a God of fear however, and I just have to hand my fears to Him. God bless! I love your blog!!

  4. Loving the pictures! Prayers to you for your speaking on Monday. We have inservice as well and I love teaching my fifth graders but do not like to speak to adults.
    Have a good weekend!