Monday, April 30, 2007

tea time

This week's theme: Childhood

I decided that, working in a preschool environment, I should have enough material to post with this theme all week. This is the tea set in our kitchen center. It doesn't get much use though - I have 9 boys and only 3 girls in my class, and the boys aren't that keen on playing in the kitchen center.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


This week's theme: Rare

My first instinct was to be cute about this theme and go with my own wacky sense of humor:

Now that's a rare steak! Actually, I wanted to take a picture of a cow, but I never had my camera ready when we drove past one this past week. Oh well. Here's my serious take on this theme:

This is a 1960 Chevy Apache. Our karate instructor owns it right now, but as you can tell from the sign in the window, he has decided it's time to sell. It is most definitely a thing of beauty. And, while I'm not a car buff, I'm pretty sure you don't see these every day. So it qualifies as rare, right?

Check out more rare finds here. And if you have a chance, drop by and leave some well-wishes for TNChick - she's having some pretty freaky health issues right now and could definitely use your prayers, best wishes, positive energy waves, or whatever other good vibes you could send her way.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

karate tournament

It was a pretty good turnout - usually the April tournament is smaller. Most of the students from our dojo that competed came home with a trophy of some variety. I was really proud of everybody. And only slightly miffed at myself for not competing this time.

Friday, April 27, 2007

movie time

I generally don't sit my class down in front of the tv during the day, but we needed a change this week. The playground was too wet this morning to go outside and one of the kids brought a VeggieTales movie for show and tell. The kiddos loved it. And that means Ms Amber loved it.

Had to take this one with my cell phone. I'm out of batteries again. Maybe I should invest in the rechargables?

Thursday, April 26, 2007


My uniform for the preschool where I teach is scrubs. But our administrator insists that we wear shirts under our scrub tops. Evidently the halfway point between neck and cleavage is a little lower than she deems modest. Whatever.

Check out other interpretations of "layers" here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


One of the kids in my class brought me an iris today. When I was putting it in a cup of water, he came up to me and (in his incredible Southern drawl) said "Ms Amber, don't smell that flower - it smells AWFUL!"

Monday, April 23, 2007

more from the zoo wedding

My bouquet from the zoo wedding and the crochet doll the bride gave her attendants - her mom made all the dolls and a bride and groom doll, too.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


There it is, folks. My hair, in all it's pig-tail-braided glory.

I think I'm going to post pieces of me when I can't think of anything else to take a picture of. If nothing else, at least it gives me new subject matter for a while.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


This week's theme: Steps

I went the boring, predictable route with this one. These are the steps up to our front door. I thought about posting a recipe with pics of each step or something like that, but I just didn't have the motivation.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Meadows

This new subdivision going up closeby is gonna be nice. "Too rich for our blood" nice. Maybe someday.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

my inner magpie

This is the back of Hubby's Half-Life 2 disc. If I were a magpie searching for shiny treasures to line my nest with, I would definitely include cds. And were a magpie to take said disc for her nest, I wouldn't exactly be heartbroken ;)

Check out other magpie treasures here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I spy...TREE!

Either I need to change my daily routines or I need to start looking at the things I see every day differently. Otherwise, I'm going to run out of subject matter soon.

Monday, April 16, 2007

no limits

Sunday, April 15, 2007


The only place I wanted to be the day after the zoo wedding - you couldn't have paid me to stay awake!

the zoo wedding

The bride at Joe's Crab Shack with her balloon panda and paper towel veil - yeah, it was a real wild bachelorette party ;) The happy couple:The bride at the reception in her kimono:

Hubby and I:

Friday, April 13, 2007


This week's theme: Hobby
I had trouble picking just one thing for this week's theme, so today you get more than just one shot.

Photography/digital photo editing:
Shotokan Karate (that's Hubby teaching the kiddies):


I'm actually early with my post this week (this is supposed to be a Saturday thing), but I'll be in a wedding at a zoo this weekend, so I thought I'd probably be able to sneak a couple pics of that in here for my Saturday post. Don't expect those before Sunday, though.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Just doin' what I do. Check out more hands here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

seemingly random

Yes, that's a fire hydrant. Yes, it's in a pretty random spot. At least, looking at it from this direction would lead you to believe so. Actually, I took this picture while standing on the side of the road. Directly across the road from this hydrant are 3 houses whose occupants would sorely miss it were it gone.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

everyone needs a little getaway

Welcome to our class's "By Myself Box." Even preschoolers occassionally need to be able to get away from it all and recharge. Now if little Jonny or Suzie-Cutie needs to be left alone for a bit, we have a designated area for them to go. Yay for ginormous cardboard boxes!

Monday, April 09, 2007

first mowing

Some things just can't be captured in a the smell of fresh-cut grass. Breathe in that summer scent!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007


This week's theme: Clean

Celeste is perched on top of the television - she likes to feel like she's the center of attention.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

fields of clover

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

for you

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

just out of reach

Monday, April 02, 2007