Monday, March 31, 2008

The trio, ink, alone time

  1. The girls and I went into town to sing their trio for our choir director. He was very impressed with their harmonies, and very encouraging for all of us.

  2. I found the printer ink I needed.

  3. The creek was full, and the weather sunny, so I let the girls go swimming this evening. That gave me a chance to just relax and watch a movie.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Organ music, flowers

  1. "Alleluia! Jesus is Risen" by Keith Kolander on the organ

  2. Flowers at church in memory of my dad, with lots of red carnations

  3. Flowers all over the house as I made flower arrangements in every vase and picture I could find, and even one of my candy dishes

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Parking, Chinese food, indoor picnic

  1. Finding free parking spaces: one close to the Choo-Choo and another one close to the art museum

  2. Finding a nice Chinese restaurant for lunch because we didn't want to picnic in the rain

  3. Having an indoor picnic for supper once we got back home

Friday, March 28, 2008

Free hot chocolate, more great weather, family game nights

  1. Free hot chocolate at the hotel

  2. Another day of great weather, this time for driving tours of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge

  3. Being on television probation for the length of the vacation, so we played Uno and Clue in the evenings

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Driving weather, views, picnic

  1. A beautiful day for a drive to Chattanooga

  2. The view from Point Park

  3. A wonderful day for a picnic in Georgia

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #47

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring/Easter break, paper dolls, pear blossoms

  1. My last day teaching at Belmont until April. It was a beautiful day for driving, and I felt such relief knowing that I have a break for a while.

  2. The girls had a great time playing with paper dolls.

  3. The pear tree that I can see from my south window is in full bloom now.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday service

  1. A message on comfort---a message I really needed today

  2. "Marche Tiomphale on Nun Danket Alle Gott" by Sigfrid Karg-Elert for organ and brass quintet

  3. "Hallelujah" from the "Mount of Olives" by Beethoven for the choir benediction

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Honor Friend, Ben Hur, scrapbook about my dad

  1. My middlest daughter passed her Bible verse test for her "Friends Club" with flying colors. That means that she will earn Honor Friend this summer and receive her silver medal, too. Patti was impressed, also, with her journal---the maturity of her answers and the neatness.

  2. Ben Hur

  3. I've finished most of the scrapbook I'm making about my dad. I still have one page I need to write about the rubber chicken and the buffalo skull, and I need to add some titles to some other pages, but then I'll be finished. I think it's been good therapy for me, but this is still turning out to be a very difficult time of year.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Lunch out, beautiful spring trees and bushes, Belmont's great basketball team

  1. My husband and I took our middlest child out for lunch today. We usually do that when one of them finishes a grade or passes a big test. We are several lunches behind for her, so it was nice to have a chance to spend some time with her and leave the sisters here to take care of themselves.

  2. It was a beautiful spring day today, even though they had predicted colder temperatures. All the pear trees and the forsythia around the area look so beautiful.

  3. Belmont didn't win yesterday, but they did play very well.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Basketball symmetry, finding the receipts so that I can stop procrastinating, big income tax refund

  1. Belmont plays Duke today --- one of my favorite teams against my least favorite. It's nice to know the God made the world with such symmetry.

  2. I finished the taxes. I had been procrastinating getting all my receipts together, but once I found them, actually filling in the forms wasn't so difficult.

  3. Because of our income bracket, and three children, we are getting back a very nice tax refund.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Josh Turner

  1. Josh Turner singing "Softly and Tenderly"

  2. Josh Turner's "One Woman Man"

  3. Josh Turner's "Would You Go with Me?"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pearson's correlation coefficient, Easter break, early to bed

  1. Teaching correlation today

  2. My last day at Belmont until April

  3. No reason that I can't go to bed early tonight!

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

  1. Wearing my favorite t-shirt (the one from Epcot that my mom bought me) because it has both orange and green (and purple too)

  2. Orange koolaid-type drinks

  3. Watching "Irish" movies with the girls

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Moses movie, hash brown casserole, many cooks

  1. An afternoon free to watch The Ten Commandments, one of my many holy week traditions.

  2. Meat loaf and hash brown casserole for Sunday dinner.

  3. The girls cooked pasta for us for supper so I could finish up grading tests. I'm so happy to have such self-reliant, helpful, and generous children.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

LOST, scrapbook, rain

  1. We finished watching Season 3 of LOST on DVD, and I'm happy that my favorite guys are all still alive. Hugo is my hero!

  2. I took some time to work on my scrapbook.

  3. The rain is making everything greener.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pi Day!

  1. Bagels for breakfast

  2. Tortillas for lunch

  3. Pizza for supper

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jonquils, forsythia buds, spring music

  1. I drove by fields and fields of jonquils today on the way to and from work. Breath-taking!

  2. As I was walking into work about 11:00, I noticed that the forsythia bushes were starting to bud. By the time I left campus at about 4:00 (test days are longer days), the buds were already showing yellow. I think if I had stayed to watch, I could have seen the buds actually opening up.

  3. The mood on campus was different today. People were outside, and you could hear singing everywhere. It finally felt like spring was really here, and the mood was really contagious.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New artwork in my room, from my oldest

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Daffodils, lots of chalk, extra evening sunshine

  1. The daffodils are in bloom at Belmont

  2. I now have my very own box of chalk for teaching

  3. I am enjoying the extra sunshine that comes from spring time and from Daylight Savings Time

Monday, March 10, 2008

Scrapbooks, big fish stories, sunshine

  1. More time to work on my scrapbook

  2. Some free time to watch Big Fish again

  3. Sunshine and warmer temperatures, almost like it was going to be spring soon

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Fathers and sons, driving lessons, big fish stories from your dad

  1. Kendall singing a song to his little boy in church today.

  2. Letting my oldest drive to church and back and not having to worry too much about what she's going to do

  3. The movie Big Fish

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snow, catch-up grading, Hitchcock

  1. Snow on the ground when we woke up this morning that was almost completely melted by the time the sun went down.

  2. I finished grading at least two months worth of math tests for my two younger daughters. Since I'm not required to file their grades every quarter (like I am for my high-schooler), I sometimes get behind. It feels good to be caught up again.

  3. Watching Hitchcock movies with my husband and middlest daughter (the other two aren't so excited about old black and white movies)

Friday, March 07, 2008

LOST, clients, pirate questions for the test

  1. Finally getting to watch Season 3 of "LOST"

  2. A really lovely phone call from a client

  3. I finished writing the test for the Belmont students, and I even managed to include a few pirate questions

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Printer ink, driving weather, scrapbook time

  1. Finding the printer ink I needed at the store today (the kind I need seems to be sold out quite often)

  2. Nice weather for driving to Belmont today

  3. Some time in the evening to work on the scrapbook I'm making about my dad

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #46

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

French pens, French husbands, and walking downhill

  1. My new French phrase of the day: "C'est mon stylo." (same-o steel-o) Translation: "It's my pen." I like the way it sounds in French, and it reminds me of a game I used to play with my dad when I was a baby. (He played it with his granddaughters, too.)

  2. I had a French song in my head all day today --- "Il est bel et bon." (Eel-ay bell-ay bow.) Translation: "He is beautiful (handsome) and good." It makes me smile, but I wish I knew more of the song.

  3. I walked downhill both ways from my car and back to my car in the parking garage today.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Beautiful weather, beautiful barn, beautiful nap time

  1. Beautiful weather in the 70's

  2. New silver paint on the barn roof

  3. A chance for a nap in my nice, clean room

Sunday, March 02, 2008


  1. We had a chance to attend a really nice vocal concert this evening by a choir from Muskegum College in Ohio.

  2. I was able to understand the French in the songs "Louez le Seigneur," "Il est Bel et Bon," and "Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser!"

  3. I was able to understand the Latin and German, too, in the songs "Ascendit Deus" and "Wie der Hirsch Schreit."

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Empty boxes and scrapbooks

  1. My youngest and I are making great progress in getting some boxes unpacked upstairs. I know we've been in this house for almost two years, but I still have a tremendous sense of accomplishment when we can clear yet another box.

  2. My husband and I unpacked the last box from our bedroom. We have so much space now, and it's so wonderful.

  3. Time to work on my scrapbook.