Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Learning Station. Then as you go down through the pictures you find me with Lois Wachtel and then Maryann Harmon..... and then the three of us darlings together over in the 150 pod of the sprawling campus. It is my kind, supportive friends that I owe a great debt of gratitude, as Lois was the one to submit my name for consideration for the keynote for this amazing event, months and months and months ago. And I bet that Mar may have been the one to second the motion, behind the scenes. Do you remember? The three of us were together out in California at NAEYC last November..... and here we are all reunited again. When I say coast-to-coast, I kid you not! That's one of the true gifts of the road tours -- seeing dear friends and having the opportunity of reconnecting all over!! Thanks team. Thanks for your encouragement, your support and your stepping stones into the Florida sunshine. I fly further on your wings, your enthusiasm and your gracious generosity. Thank you.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Just how amazing is it that I get to travel across the country and share my experiences? Just how amazing is it that sometimes these educational experiences take place adjacent to a beach? Just how amazing is it that I get to go to the beach and then share my experiences with teachers, parents and librarians?? Here we are, instantly transported to Florida. Having flown into Tampa, we then continue the excursion with a drive down further south to the Treasure Coast. How great is it that we are able to plan our arrival in time for me to make it for a quick splash beach side? Pinch me -- I must be dreaming!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Not at all like watching the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet Sixteen playoff. I wish that if they had to come out on the short end of the time-table, that the Buckeyes could have been unthroned from their number one spot after midnight, this morning. Now forever I will know that they saw their champtionship season come to an abrupt halt on our seventeen wedding anniversary. Sigh. The reality is that I will lose all track of those details by football season.... but in honor of the blogging process, I feel compelled to mention it in 'real time.'
Can't wait to get caught up around here and show you how we spent our anniversary yesterday. I'll just give you the slightest of clues. AWESOME!!! Think plein air. Think Melrose Spring. Think cypress trees & cypress knees. Are you licking your lips?
Friday, March 25, 2011
Scrumble, by the way is a verb. As in 'to scrumble.' As in, "I'm comin' over there & I'm going to scrumble you..... so you'd better start running." Upon further reflection, I suppose scrumble has some adjective-able-ness..... as in, "you have such a scrumble smile, I'm gonna haveta kiss your little scrumble face." [The other day in a telephone coversation, my WonderBoy asked quite genuinely, "GeeGee, can you scrumble me over the phone?" I had to think long and hard and quick and give him my absolute answer with conviction, "Of course you sillywilkins, my scrumbling can reach you right through the phone, cuz I know all the scrumble rules." We both breathed a sigh of relief to have that settled & straightened out, once & for all.]
symbolic pieces of fabric? Just take a look at that first picture! What does one happily exhausted music lady look like at the end of a ten day northern road-trip tour? Just look at that last picture! Time to head for central Ohio next and love me up some WonderPeeps!
Thank you to the Parent Teacher Organization for making this delightful day unfurl. Thank you to their libraian for giving my name to the PTO. Thank you Greensburgh for introducing me to the librarian. Loved the lunch out at the country club. Loved the enthusiasm of the students. LOVED the energy of the teachers joining me on stage!!!! Gold stars all around!!!! I look forward to a return engagement some time off into the future........ Memorable. Simply memorable!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Note to self: use this concept again at the next elementary school, 'gymnasium' show. Enjoy the fireworks!!!