Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Long Lost Love

Well, you know you love me!

Life has been busy around the Morgan household. The sad news - we're now on dial-up again. So I have to wait til later at night if I want to tie up the phone line. The good news - less time on line and more time to do what actually needs to be done.

The bad news - the basement was a mess. The good news - we've cleaned alot out because the mother-in-law was going to move in. The bad news - she may not be moving in now so no wonderful homecooked meals when I get home. The good news - she'll get to stay in her little house in the country with her flowers and deer.

The bad news - I didn't take a picture of the blue jean quilt that turned out so cute. The good news - it raised $210 at the auction. The bad news - I didn't really make it myself.

Okay, the bad news/good news thing is getting a little old. I did ask for a volunteer at school to sew the jean squares together and the mother of one of my students agreed to. She actually said she made a lot of blue jean quilts, so she volunteered to put the whole thing together.

I think I will do one of those circle jean quilts starting this summer - since we found the sewing machine while we were cleaning the basement. I think the power cord is gone - but we can get a new one I'm sure.

There are only 10 more days left of school - that's hard to believe. This is the first year I am not going to be teaching summer school. I'm going to line up some tutoring jobs.

I am also going to take a two-week road trip by myself. I'm going to visit my cousin in Kansas for her 50th birthday. I will be swinging south into Tennessee and going out that way. It should be a blast. I think I will really enjoy the solitude.

Well, I think that's the big news for now. D., the oldest son, has a job now and likes it. I bought a new litter box tonight for the cats.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Blue Jean Quilt

Here I am, with a post about the quilt - and I didn't even take a picture of it yet! I will edit this tomorrow night and stick a picture in.

Each student decorated his own square with sharpies (I know, I know - not the best!) We asked them to use words (nice words!) to describe what The Learning Center meant to them. Most of them drew little pictures too. It is so cool to see the little ones and the big ones working on this.

Let me explain a bit about The Learning Center. We have a room in the modular unit where my assistant and I work with small groups of kids on weak areas. I also teach a small math class (10 kids.) We have small groups for math, language arts, history, and then some independent study kids who work on Greek and Latin. Some come in for study hall and some little ones for reading practice. We never really stopped to think about how many kids we served. When all was said and done, 40 kids filled in squares on our quilt. Then my assistant and I made one each. We are amazed that we worked with that many kids in one day! (Okay, three only come once a week.)

So, I'll post a picture tomorrow. Have a great night!