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Tennessee, United States
Retired teacher living in East Tennessee, adjusting to life in the land of round door knobs. Photographer for our local animal shelter and foster of many dogs and kitties. Don't ask me how many dogs I have, but my son got me one of those "I'm the crazy dog lady" sweatshirts.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hitting the ground running

We are ready to start the fourth week of school, and as usual, my days have gone from fairly aimless to full of time crunches. Near the end of class, one 8th grader asked me if there was anything he could do to help me. I asked him to go to Shoppette and buy me an hour, because there weren't enough minutes in the one I had.

Jim is busy with cross country. As usual, I am arranging for buying sweatshirts, and helping him stay organized. I went to the meet this weekend, at which Jim took many out of focus pictures (I think he was trying for some special effects), but I thought the picture in which he only caught a runner's shoe hitting the ground was cool.

I've been walking the course at least 3 times a week, and have noticed real improvement in my knee and overall mobility . . .what a yucky word. Never thought I would have to worry about that!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Paper Cuts

I found this link through a friend's blog. It's amazing and hard to describe. What this person does with paper cutting and folding is amazing.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Getting started

Starting anything new is always hard, but here goes . . . School is getting ready to start . . . time to go back to work. Nuff said about that.

A little over a week ago we went to visit our friend Sylvie who lives in France, which included visiting an art exhibition in a small, and I mean that, town in Belgium, on the border with France. Lots of local exhibitors, including watercolors by Sylvie and one of her daughters. We saw watercolors, inlaid wood, quilts, painted objects and metal sculptures. The metal sculptures were my favorite. The artist was very creative. Junk turned into characters.

I bought a small watercolor of chickens and roosters. Will I be able to give it away as planned or will I find it too hard to part with?