Weekend Wind Down

Yesterday was a wonderful day of scrapbooking in Ft Collins with the Pea group. I love these ladies! Amanda P was a wonderful hostess. I came home with 3 prizes, maybe some of Rachel’s luck in rubbing off on me. Plus, thanks to a miracle of pre-planning I came home with 5 finished layouts. I think that might be a record for me for such a short crop.

Here’s the first of the layouts to share…

Align Center

is there anything cuter than tiny baby body parts? Look a little different than my usual simple style…totally, that’s because it was for a 2 Peas challenge hosted by Ducky. As tough as it was it felt good to stretch my style.

Since it was such a long day, Tanner went to Camp Bow Wow for the day and night — gosh it was strange not to come home to his happy face.

Today was a work day, we had a teacher quit just a we were wrapping up CSAP and a week before grades were due. That left me to pull her grades out of the curriculum and into our grading software for 180 kiddos. Not particularly my idea of fun, but someone had to do it. Also noticed she was behind on her grading of student writing. When it comes to our educational system nothing depresses me more than reading writing samples of high schoolers who can barely write. I wonder what the world will be like when it is run by people who believe an essay needs only to consist of two sentences, void of capitals and punctuation. I’m not the only one who wonders, ironically I clicked on this link on Arleigh’s page and found the post End of Eloquence.

For the waning moments of the weekend I’m content to watch Iron Chef…battle garlic. Yumm-O. Here’s your parting thought…”Garlic is the ketchup of intellectuals”

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5 responses to “Weekend Wind Down

  1. Emily Pitts

    it was really really good to see you. i think we need to switch seats though every few hours, i didn’t get to talk to you enough. and i was looking at your layout that i lifted. i didn’t praise it. what in the heck? i remedied that. and i think i did a decent job lifting it, i pulled a lot of elements out that you had done without realizing i’d pulled them out. thank you for the inspiration. it was fun to do!

  2. Heather

    Love baby parts. Love the LO. Love garlic. šŸ™‚ And I loved seeing you…even if it was from way across the room. šŸ˜‰

  3. Tara Whalen

    I love, love, love baby feet!!!! I still love Avery’s feet, but by the time they are 6…. not so much love. =)As for the school and writing…. Argh! High schoolers that can’t write out a convincing argument! We are working on step it up writing with our second graders. It is a program that is school wide, so hopefully (fingers crossed), by the time these guys get to high school their writings will be college level! Kevin’s uncle is a professor out in NJ and he had a Master’s level student hand in a paper written completely in text messaging style!! Also another kept inserting the word “like” into her paper. Writing as if she was talking. Amazing! or more likely… shocking!

  4. rachel carlson

    loved watching you do this layout. the baby parts are precious!

  5. Houston

    I used to grade college papers for several professors both at a large university and a small private college. I was shocked by their writing. It saddens me to know that these are the people now responsible for teaching our children. Thank God that there are still people, like you, who care.

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