Thursday, March 31, 2011


Spring Golf

Installing tile and playing golf were on my "to do" list for spring break. The damn wind has been getting in our way for golfing. We decided to play at The Ridge today...the weather forecast was calling for winds to pick up around noon - not so much! We still managed to have fun...on most holes. :o)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Tile is Done!

Well, we have officially put our first tiling job in the books! We are VERY happy with how it all turned out. Chad did a great job of installing the new under-cabinet lighting.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


First Blooms

The mini daffodils once again managed to be the first flowers to bloom this spring...there must be some snow on the way!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Let the Fun Begin!

The tiling project in the kitchen is getting underway today! This is our time tiling, so we are both a little nervous and excited. I'll be sure to post the after photos when we are all done.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Spring Has Sprung

I was in the backyard checking things out...I'm VERY anxious for spring! Came across these tulips making their way through the soil and mulch.

Monday, March 21, 2011


A Day of Play

First "official" day of spring break and I got to play...bubbles, seashells, popcorn, car wash, and hermit crabs!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Another Pair

This morning there was a pair of bluebirds hanging out on the desk this morning...they didn't seem to stick around long. Today was the first day I saw a couple of bluebirds in the neighborhood.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Beautiful Morning!

This picture didn't truly capture the morning colors. As the sun came up, there was a warm glow on the mountains. Getting very excited for spring and summer!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Perfect Picture!

We were out in the backyard this morning to clean up the old plants and sign of any bluebirds. We came back inside to fix lunch and while I was looking outside and saw the brilliant blue!

There was a male and female around the box - both looking in several times. There was another female just a little ways away in the scrub oak. This is the most activity I've had around the box...anxious to see if they stick around!

Friday, March 11, 2011



This morning I had the first bluebird of the season in the yard (at least that I've spotted). It tried sitting on top of the nesting box but the wind was blowing so hard this morning that he couldn't hang on.

I had to come back and edit this post right after publishing it...a bluebird flew into one of my windows right when I had clicked "Publish Post." It appeared to fly off okay.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Wrong Type of Bird

I was excited by the bluebirds I saw when leaving school and since the weather was beautiful, I decided to sit out in the backyard and keep my eye out for some birds around the house. There were a few that made a quick dash past me, but this was the only "bluebird" I was going to be photographing today.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Party Pack Arrived!

Very excited today...the party pack for my DIGIORNO Pizza & Hoops House Party arrived today! Contents: coupons for food that night, coupons for the guests, hot pad, pizza cutter, spatula, timer, plates, fridge magnet clip, an over-the-door basketball game, inflatable noisemakers, and wet wipes.

Looking forward to March 19th - I'll share a photo!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Busted Toe

There have been a number of times I've caught my little toe on the edge of the suitcase or some other item on the floor of our's usually no big deal. This time was different. Yesterday it was full-force into the edge of the suitcase and it was the toe next to my little toe that took the brunt of it. I think there's a good chance it's broken - just have to wear loose shoes and keep it taped for a little while. I guess it's better now than this summer when I'm playing golf!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Morning of Learning

This morning was great! Two other teachers and I planned and executed a great morning of professional learning for other technology folks in our district. We ended up with about 60 folks at the conference and had 10 different sessions for them to choose from. This photo is of the presentation done by one of my Discover Educator Network (DEN) friends, who is also a DEN Guru. She joined us virtually from Pennsylvania!

The crazy thing...the three of us never actually met in person to organize the ETIL Regional Conference. We met virtually via Skype and utilized Google Docs and email. A great use of technology resources to pull off a great technology conference.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Chad treated me to a great breakfast of steak, toast and soft-boiled eggs. We fixed the filet in the sous vide last night and Chad did the eggs this morning. This was the first time for doing eggs...they were yummy!! Thanks babe - it was a GREAT start to my day!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Great Morning

The first day of March found me talking a morning walk on the golf course. It was great to see some familiar was so quiet and peaceful. I caught the sunrise over the Rock.