Monday, December 30, 2013

End of 2013

How did the year, 2013, get away from me? I tried to savor the small moments, but my work kept me very busy. As a family we celebrated anniversaries, birthdays and accomplishments. We traveled some beginning the new year in New Orleans, headed to Ohio twice and back south to the Florida gulf in October.

2013 was my first attempt at teaching an online class. I learned so much about focusing on clear communication. I have a tendency to veer away from the original plan but this course forced me to remain steadfast and persevere. I'm currently making changes for the next online class. I spent lots of work time traveling to Jefferson City to work with a curriculum revision team.

For 2014, I hope to participate in artistic endeavors so much more.  I'm working on setting up a studio so I can draw, sew, paint, and write.

Now I must prepare the black-eyed peas so we will have good health & wealth in the coming year.

Happy New Year to you and yours in 2014!
Cemetery # 1 in NOLA

Here is a pic from last January when I visited Cemetery # 1 in NOLA, the professed burial site for Marie Laveau.

Friday, December 6, 2013

A little winter weather


Walking in the woods on a snowy day



Yesterday afternoon we had freezing rain and sleet then sometime during the night the precipitation changed to huge snowflakes. It is still snowing today. 

My dog begged me to take her out. I dug out the winter duds and got wrapped up so we could hike.

At first she loved romping in the drifts. Then she had to stop frequently to get the ice out between her toe pads. She followed in my trail and limped as we made it back to the warmth of home. 

Here is a link to a short winter rap you might like:
http://mdc.mo.gov/node/25397

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest