Friday, November 23, 2012


I went bowling the other day. Actually, Mom and I took the 2 nephews bowling.

We had a great time. But the thing that struck me while I was sitting waiting for my turn to bowl: the bowling alley is a great playing-field-leveler. Unless you put a lot of time and effort into practicing, bowling is a pretty even sport.

In fact, there were several people on either side of us that were developmentally disabled, or special needs of some kind. And they were having a blast! When the guy on my right got a strike, I wanted to stand up and cheer! It made me smile, and I realized that he probably had a better bowling score than me.

The 4-year-old beat the 8-year-old, I beat everyone in our group, and the group next to us had the best score in the place. But we all had fun, and the 8-year-old learned the lesson that it's OK to not be the winner all the time in everything.

The bowling alley = an equal playing field. It made me feel good about being there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


I am SUCH a music nerd. As I typed that title, I started singing a little: Friendship, Friendship...

Anyway, today I had lunch. With 2 friends.

The value of a good friend is immeasurable.

I have worked with these 2 ladies for the past 8 and a half years, but I consider them friends. Not co-workers.

OK, it was just lunch. But the company was outstanding. :)

Thanks, you two, for your friendship. And everything else.

Friday, November 2, 2012

job love

This was a little gift outside my classroom this morning.

There are a lot of chalk drawings out there, but this particular one I took as a little love gift from one of my music students. I don't know who, but I still love it nonetheless.

I *heart* being a music teacher.

K :)