Month: November 2007

basketball

High School basketball?

H was asked to move up to the High School basketball team. Her best friend already made the move up…(her school has a bball program that is in a building stage…lots of middle school players but not many high school). They basically needed more bodies. We’ve decided not to do it. While she would love […]

holidays

Christmas Decorations…starting over!

Went up to the attic a couple of weeks ago to check out the Christmas decorations. Since we’re in our new house, suddenly all my old stuff just seems, well, OLD. For the last few years, I’ve just been hauling out all the old knick-knacks, wreaths, etc., and haven’t really bought anything new, since we […]

art class

Today in watercolor class we did “printing”…we painted onto plexiglass, one color at a time, and pressed the watercolor paper onto it to “print” the painting twice. So the first painting has more color, and the second one less. I can officially tell you that I SUCKED at this exercise! Out of 20 people in […]

family, holidays, north carolina

Doesn’t get better than this!

Aaaahhhhhhh…. Company’s gone, bags are almost packed, played cards with my family, went on a beautiful run in the mountains, took a loooonnng, wrinkle inducing bubble bath (with an extra cold diet coke…too early for wine), put on my most comfortable, ugliest pajamas, lit a fire, and cooked a steak. Now we’re getting ready to […]

parenting

Teenage girls are slobs!

This weekend H had a friend stay with us. Her parents went out of town, so we picked her up from school on Friday and she stayed till Sunday. Of course, H loves having friends over…since she’s an only child, friends become like family to us. Luckily for J, they stay confined pretty much to […]

parenting

Who should teach our kids good manners?

Researchers have found that 10 basic social skills such as taking turns, listening and simply being nice are just as important to children’s academic success as the subjects they study, and that students can and should be learning these skills in the classroom. “If we increase social skills, we see commensurate increases in academic learning. […]

education

Credit Recovery Classes…Give me a Break!

As if our public schools in Nashville need more tools to help kids graduate who can’t read or write… Nashville Public Schools have a program called “credit recovery”. If students fail a core class they can retake it if they stay 2 1/2 hours after school two days a week. So they can retake two […]