Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hot Dogs dogs. Tonight I was watching a show on the history channel about the history of hot dogs. Yum....makes me want a hot dog. Yummm.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A real use for text messaging

This is fascinating to me! The abductor had a cell phone. The girl took it and texted her Mom to get help! I guess we have finally identified a reason to use text messaging.


I told you a few weeks ago that I have learned to can. Today I went to the Lexington Farmer's Market and bought some locally grown tomatoes. (We taste tested one today at lunchtime and they are oohhhh soooo gooooood!) Anyway, I scalded them, mixed them with green peppers and onions and viola! I have home canned stewed tomatoes. You can see in the picture the fruits of my labor tonight. This year's total is 28 jars of tomatoes, 17 stewed 11 plain tomatoes.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Do You Remember?

5 years ago today I was getting ready for the beginning of the school day. My kindergarteners came into the room and were as energetic as ever. One of my youngsters suddenly announced "Miss Pelfrey, did you know airplanes ran into big buildings in New York!" I responded by saying "Really? Are you sure?" (I thought he was making up a story, perhaps he had seen a movie or a cartoon.) He said "Yes, I saw it on TV this morning. It was on the news." I tried to get on the internet to confirm his story and was unable to connect. Finally, I left the classroom (my students in the careful watchful eye of my para) and saw to my horror the twin towers as a towering furno on the television in the office. My jaw hit the ground and I couldn't believe it was true. Today, I remember. Today I pray for hurting familes of those lost in this war that was waged but also for the families and soldiers continuing to protect our freedoms. Do you remember? (image via Fox News)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

For the Love of Chicken!

Guns seem to be a theme lately! This story is also interesting reading. The woman loved her pet chicken so much that she shot her husband in the back with a .22 caliber rifle because he shot her chicken wit a .44 caliber handgun. Drinking, yardwork, martial strife, and a chicken apparently makes for one bad hangover.

People, Wal-Mart Restrooms, and Guns?

Well, this story is interesting. Why, why on earth would you take a gun into a public restroom? The story says that it scared an employee in the next stall. I guess the good news is that we can probably safely say that Wal-Mart employee didn't crap his pants.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin dies

Today I woke up to the news that "The Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin has died. I am sorry to hear that. I feel especially sorry for his wife and children. Too young to lose a dad.