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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

School Days








Me, Rebecca, and Rochelle waiting for the bus at Hoover Middle School (that gray building looking very like a jail in the background). I put both shots on of the girls; one almost smiling and one that shows how they really feel. (Kidding - they'd been laughing until I pointed the camera - they were embarrassed by grannie pointing a camera - totally uncool).

I came home in time to catch Elcie waiting. When her nice driver saw what I was doing he suggested we get a picture of her on the lift.

I may join a writing class for seniors. David, my Tuesday coffee date (which now includes my friend Janet - we're growing) teaches it (correction - no he doesn't; it's even better - next post if I remember) and it sounds like fun. I'll check it out today. It starts at nine. Perhaps my blog quality will improve.

Today I take Ray to the doctor a little before one, pick up Tim (son), pick up Elcie at Rivera with wheelchair, go to the elementary school which houses the physical therapy unit. They have her new crutch tips (she really goes through them), will fix the crutch holder on her chair, and possibly measure her for the new electric. Maybe we can finally get one that works. This will be our third try.

Oh, a friend will pick Ray up. I won't leave him stranded at the doctor's office. Busy day.

Rebecca had no homework last night. Finished it all in class. She's so proud of herself and she should be. Elcie asked her teacher for more math homework. It's all review but it will help her speed with simple calculations. Once all of them learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide in their heads, their work will go three times as fast (at least). The finger counting really slows them down. I'm hoping for a good math year for all.

I'll try to get back later but wanted to get the pictures up.

Take care everyone.

28 comments:

JBlue said...

Your blog quality is fine, but I bet you would enjoy that writing class. Let me know what you do.

We did Open House last night. I really like both of the teachers.

Kristen said...

The writing class sounds so cool! I was just reading Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, and she recommends finding writing buddies (she doesn't call them that).

CaerLiveSound said...

What pretty girls! And what a proud Grannie! Very cool.

Gina said...

I am laughing at the rather dour faces!

Great pictures, sounds like everybody is firing on all cylinders!

Tammy said...

nice back to school pics
:-D

Alissa said...

Look at the crabby faces! That's too funny! Especially since they're smiling in the next photo and you can tell the sourness is fake...

Love the stripey outfit. Love it, love it, love it.

I bet a writing class would be fun!

Badoozie said...

i tried to enlarge the picture, so i could read the bumper stickers on the back of your white van. no go......perhaps you can enlighten me?

elcie looks happy, and very pretty standing there. rebecca and rochelle looked TO'D. hahaha school sucks. thats why. sorry, just had to get that out.

Keri said...

I took a writing class from Natalie Goldberg about six years ago. She told us to try and get together with classmates outside of class and do writing practice once a week or more if possible. One of the gals and I have been meeting weekly ever since and become fast friends.

Enjoy your class!

Lovely family you have there. Beautiful grandchildren that you obviously care about very deeply.

Jo said...

Girls! What is the deal with being soooo oh, I don't know, uppity about getting their pictures taken when they are teens or almost teens? I am sure there are very few women who don't have a matching picture like your girls somewhere!

peppylady said...

school doesn't start till Sept 5 here.

Beth said...

Kids go to school on Monday here.

I am so looking forward to it.

Of course bioboys have day school and Evan has night school, so I won't ever be rid of them all at once. Sigh.

madcapmum said...

What long legs! Makes me feel positively dwarfish!

Atasha said...

I agree. Very long legs. How tall is Rebecca, Ann? What a face!! hahaha....Nice pictures

mreddie said...

What a busy schedule! I'm sure I would leave someone standing for a while - and trying to remember where I was supposed to be next. ec

PEA said...

You should see my sons when they see me coming with the camera! lol You can hear their GROAN from a mile away!!! Hey, gotta take pictures for prosperity right? lol Great pics and you gotta love their expressions on some of them! Hope Ray's appointment went well. The girls are very lucky to have a grandma like you...even if they don't realize it yet:-)

wolfbaby said...

I should really take a writting class.. bet it would help the quality of my story !!! The girls and you are all beatiful... cool color on the wheel chair.. my niecie girl would love it!!! she a green fanatic;)...

YOur blog is just fine the way it is... i really don't know how you keep up.. i get tired reading your post...

Autumn said...

I still do math by counting on my fingers. Kids have a lot more to learn than in my day. Glad they like school. The photos are great even if they did frown at you in that last one.

oshee said...

The writing class does sound like fun. I hope you decide to go.

THe girls in their pictures look a bit irritated. I am glad you added in you post why. I am grateful I'm not yet at the point of being uncool for taking pictures of my kids.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

I took a correspondence course in writing three years ago, then a free one last year offered on the get this barnes and nobles websight. My writing improved a great deal, plus a was able to finish a few stories I was thinking of writitng.

I also think you would enjoy taking the class as well.

I hope your girls enjoy school more than the pictures showed. And I hope the mess with he buses are all sorted out now. Also I'm glad Ray has that ride, and it give you a brake as well.

Janice~

Val said...

Ann,

taking any class will be good for your self development. In addition to helping with your writing, it's that learning atmosphere that is so stimulating, and the people you usually meet in such situations are also stimulating and good to get to know.

Reject the Koolaid said...

I am constantly amazed at how much you get done in a day!! WOW!!!!!!!

karrie said...

I love the stripey outfit!

Arwen said...

I am glad to see that it doesn't matter what coast you are on (or what age) but the pout comes out as soon as the camera comes out.

LoisLane said...

Great pictures! And wow, Elcie's legs look sooooooooo long!!!

Alice said...

The pictures are great (and you look good in shorts, you cow. My legs look terrible in shorts; How do you look good in shorts???) - they are so TALL!

Hope the therapy goes well for Ray, and congratulations to both Elcie and Rebecca for finishing classwork and doing extra to help learning respectively (although, Elcie, darling; asking for MORE maths work? Why, dear? Just, why?) - and this line really tugged at my heart, for some reason:

"I guess the tooth fairy is gone forever."

*sniff!*

Seriously. That is so sad...

:-(

xxx

Sheri said...

The pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them!

Gawdessness said...

Love the photos they are just getting so big and tall!
THink you might you might just enjoy a writing class - don't really need it though!

PI said...

Lovely pictures - mine do the same - no smiling. They are very lucky to have a real hands on Gran like you.