Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I hope you have enjoyed sharing in our not-very-exciting-but still-satisfying-lives! I wonder what the next year will bring?
Saturday, May 17, 2008
But it didn't end there! I chaperoned the 6th/7th-grade fun night which brought together the two Fairport middle schools. The "fun night" (we used to call them dances) was a much anticipated event as a lot of the kids could not wait to reconnect with their friends from elementary school. I worked three shifts in different locations, the last of which was the gym where the kids were dancing. I use that term loosely, however, as dancing in 2008 seems to mean all bumping and jumping together in a group, mosh-style. In some large moving masses there must have been at least 50 kids. The more experienced (male) teachers would move thorough the undulating crowds breaking them up and dispersing the kids. Us amateur chaperones would mostly hang on the fringes wondering what to do...! Annalisse managed to avoid me all night, but was happy to head home where she fell into bed in an exhausted stupor.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
My actual Mother's Day: the alarm rang at 6:15, and I jumped into the shower to get ready for church and teaching the little darlings at Sunday school. Then home for a quick run up to the field with the dog, then over to a dog-friend's house to get some rocks for our gardens, then over to Lena's for a Mother's Day brunch, then home for 45 minutes, then over to Pat's for dinner, then home for a walk with the dog, then collapse into bed (with a couple of loads of laundry and regular chores thrown in).
Don't get me wrong! Even though it was busier than I would have liked, it still had a great Mother's Day! The kids gave me what I requested: peace (no fighting or whining), harmony (absolutely no fighting or whining), and cooperation (I used the Mother's Day excuse to have them take out the dog, clean their rooms, empty the dishwasher, ect.).
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Down the street where we stayed on Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver, stands the Molly Brown House (of Titanic fame - who hasn't heard of Molly Brown?). They would not allow you to take pictures during the tour, but I spoke with a girl afterward who was one of the former curators of the house and she confirmed the house is very haunted, with occurrences happening just about every day. She's experienced a lot of stuff like doors opening and closing, smelling fresh cigar smoke, footsteps and figures while she worked in the house.
The Brown Hotel, Breckenridge
On our day trip to Breckenridge, the locals told us about The Brown Hotel, which is supposedly also very haunted and has had a tragic past. There are all kinds of stories about sightings in the women's room of the tavern. Unfortunately, when we got to the door, it was closed, as many of the town businesses were when we visited. It was just our luck that we came during "mud season," the time between the end of ski season and the beginning of the summer tourist season when when many business shut down for a month or two. Bummer! But, we did get a nice shot of the outside.
It was a lot of fun visiting actual haunted places, but I can't report any interesting things about our experiences...we didn't sense a thing!