Friday, May 15, 2009

Is it hot in here?

This is Ollie Otter. He is one of the mascots for Tennessee's seatbelt education that is done in schools. Isn't he a cutie?!? It's ME! But don't tell my kids! And the suit is REALLY padded...that part is NOT me!

This is Ollie during the start of the program.

This is Ollie with one of our special students that wears her seatbelt everyday!

And this is Ollie being mobbed by the kids after the program. Rock star groupies have NOTHING on these kids. See the ones on the bleachers running down them to get to Ollie?

Friday, May 8, 2009

What was that noise???????

As I'm sitting here, I am pondering the noises I'm hearing. It's sort of a very soft hummmmmm. Every once in a while I hear a drop from the coffee maker plop into the coffee pot. There is a bird chirping outside. Oh, the dog just sighed. Man...who knew that there were so many quiet noises when there are not 2 children around! This is GREAT! See, I took a day off. Being a nurse for many years, I had gotten into the abysmal habit of NOT taking days off. But I now get 2 personal days off to use each school year. So I took one today. I was supposed to be going to the zoo (chaperoning little animals while they look at little animals) but alas, it is/was raining so the trip has been rescheduled. Darn. So I get to sit here, update my blog, drink my coffee in peace and quiet, and enjoy. I told hubby that I was going to "piddle" today. I might do some laundry. I might do some embroidery (actually, I should do some embroidery as I have another commission to do next week and would prefer for the jobs not to stack up). I WILL do some knitting. I'll probably watch a movie (Johnny of course!). But I am going to soak up the peace and quiet while I can. And have another cup of coffee while I'm at it.