Friday, February 26, 2010

Brain rambling

Shy but very self aware and strangely confident. Quietly screaming. Uncomftorably content. A dreamer. A nomad. A bookworm. Super rad. Clearly confused but full of clarity. Confined by titles. Greatly defined by titles. A daughter, a teacher, a sister, an aunt, a black woman, a woman. Me!

I know this is gibberish and rambelings but that's how my brain works.
I feel change in my life. It feels good!
I hope your life is feeling good too!


Who dosn't like a good box. Especially if it is a popcorn popper box.

Me circa 1981.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A laugh

I feel the humiliation!

I also feel the laughter!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

sunday daydreams

I recently noticed I have nothing to wear. I guess working at a place were you wear a uniform and a constant need to purge myself of unused items has cought up with me. Unfortunly my car decided it needed a new wardrobe first.

Lucky thing a girl can dream!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hats and gloves

Will pillbox hats and dress gloves ever come back in vogue? A girl can dream.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The ABC's

I think I have an obsession with alphabet books but I'm a Pre-kindergarten teacher so I tell myself it's ok.

Here is one of my favorites.

The Z was zapped. by Chris Van Allsburg.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cute robots

These make me smile!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not black history, American history.

Yes I am black. Yes, I (unfortunatly) still think it is neccessary to have black history month but I hate it.
I would love for us to think about it as American history. Then we could incorporate famous figures and events in there appropriate points on the historical timeline and learn about them when we are studying that time period. While we are at it we could insert the much overlooked and ignored women and other people of color who have been a part of shaping American history but are missing or breezed over in our history books. I really don't think this is asking too much and without this we are being deprived of the true story.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Lovely reads

If you want a little more valentines love in your life try these literary choices:

My Heart Is Like A Zoo by Michael Hall
A great childrens book about the powers of the heart. I love the illustrations in this book because all of the animals are made out of heart shapes.

Sweetheart by Sara Zarr
I loved this book! It sort of became my valentine. It is about the strength of love beyond romantic love.

100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda
These might be the most passionately beautiful poems I have ever read. They have been translated from Spanish. I can only imagine what is lost in translation.

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VA resolved.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Spread the love today: Eros, Philia, and Agape.
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Isn't holding hands the best!

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Love you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


It's February and I just have one question. Why to we have to stuff so much stuff in this cold short month. It's making my head hurt. First there was Groundhog day. (if I have a say that thing may not live to see spring.)

Then we have Saint Valentines Day. Do you have any idea how hard it is to think up valentines projects for four and five year old boys.

Then there is Chinese New Year. (I think this is the year of the tiger) which is not so bad because you can restart on those resolutions that you already failed. Plus there are fireworks and dragons.

Then you have Presidents Day. Which is nice because you get a day off. Except I don't get the day of and boy do I need a vacation.

One last thing don't forget that the whole entire month is Black History month. (more on this in another post)

So now that I have vented my frustrations with February I will note that it could be worst. It could be a month of nothing but cold. So happy celebrating whatever you are celebrating today!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snowy day reads for kids.

I love these books because they capture the magic of snow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Let It Snow. I guess.

Tomorrow there is supposed to be a fair amount of snow in this area. So if you cant beat them join them. (I hope next weekend is unseasonably warm.)