Sunday, February 27, 2011


As we come to the end of February I reflect back on the month and can't believe for such a short month it was full of so much.
First of all I lost my hard drive on my computer.  Everything from the last 4 1/2 years is gone... no backup.  A reminder to everyone to back up your information, photos, files, etc.  Thank goodness for an OLD computer I kept with my things on it from 2006 and before.  I have some things but have lost almost everything else.  I had a few CDs with photos and of course have everything I've posted on this blog as far as family history and photos.  Photos I posted here and to my FB account are still available, but I usually lowered the resolution of the photos before posting them on line so only have the low resolution/size.  Luckily I had made a CD of many of last years photos for my sister Deb at Christmas and will have those available to me.  I thought about getting a new computer but decided to just put a new hard drive into the computer.
Then the month gets filled in with school; grading, midterms, end of the trimester, lesson plans, parent teacher conferences.  I teach 8 different classes everyday and one of those classes rotates different groups of kids every three days, so I see 10 different groups of kids at school.  Teaching 6-12 art and 7-8 Technology keeps me hopping.
Fill in the time that's left and we've had a few snow storms, rain, snow days to allow the weather to dictate how the days progress.
I also had a tooth ache start until finally I couldn't put off a visit to the dentist.  It was more than my regular dentist could attack and I had to go to another dentist and am now scheduled for surgery where they will cut across my gum on four teeth, peal the gum back and then cut out a root that is abscessed.  Oh joy!
So there is a short review of the month, after hearing how February treated me, I'm sure you'll agree with me, it's time for March!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday Mom!

80 years Young!

Dear Mom,
As your 80th Birthday arrives this weekend, it's time for reflection.  Imagine those days long ago as a child and what special times and special people meant to you.  As a teenager it was all about fun and friends, laughter and smiles.  Then as a young wife and new mother your days were filled with wishes and dreams you had, not only for yourself but your family as well.  Loving arms wrapped around you, kisses and hugs too numerous to count, XXX OOO XXX OOO.  Your birthday became a day to celebrate friendships and the community our neighbors share.  Many have shared your special day with you, in one way or another, ahhh... good memories treasured.  
Reminiscing over the years, a walk through time.   But birthdays aren't just for looking back, it's also time to look forward. New friends to make, places to see, skills to learn and teach, love to continue and grow.  What an exciting ride we take through life.  What goes around, comes around.  It's all about give and take, love and laughter, helping others and being helped.
This special birthday greeting is being sent your way, with many happy wishes for a truly perfect day.
Love Always, Diane

PS I wish I had my computer files and photos to add to this posting but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my hard drives not dead!
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.  ~ George Burns

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  ~ Mark Twain


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