Thursday, August 21, 2008

Things to Be Happy About

1. A former student (note that he wasn't a stellar former student) came by to say hello today. Not only did he return a book (from two years ago) that he "borrowed" from me, he also made great eye contact, spoke with confidence, academically eligible to play football this year. That's very exciting in the world of a seventeen year old. That's very exciting for me too.

2. School starts tomorrow. I ran into so many pleasant students today. Some helped me get my room ready, some made friendly conversation, and all were very mature and...nice.

3. One of my favorite babies is turning one. Happy Birthday Mr. Mister.

4. I got a chalkboard at Ikea today.

5. I'm healthy enough to give blood. I know, I know why would you give blood after having a sinus infection for 69 years? Because I have good blood that Hoxworth really likes. I could file charges against them for harassment they call me so much. I give blood because it's something tangible I can do to "give my life away" (is that literal?).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Some really cool pics

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Banff....

Peyto Lake

The gorgeous flowers from all the hours of sunlight. These are poppies outside the Fairmont Hotel in Lake Louise.

Johnston's Canyon and a bear sighting on our drive to the glaciers