Thursday, April 22, 2010

8:30 In The Midwest

It is 8:30 here in the Midwest and DollFace just went home. E was in the field and C was showing houses. We had a great time though. It was kind of a treat to have an evening with her cheerful little soul in the house. We were laughing and dancing away when E came to pick her up. Her favorites are: I Like To Move It by Will I Am, Postcards by BareNaked Ladies, Cha Cha Slide, Chicken Fried by Zac Brown and I'm embarrassed to say, Bootyman by Tim Wilson. E thought it was so hilarious to have her dance to that song, now she loves it.

The boys are all working as hard as they can plowing, finishing, drilling corn and applying anhydrous. We're expecting a big storm tonight or tomorrow and they are trying to get as much done before it hits. The alfalfa seedlings in the field behind my house could really use a drink though. E was walking stooped over a little, I guess from too much time in a tractor seat. I worry about my Dad working such demanding and long hours.

We had important visitors at school today from our county's curriculum council and a group of teachers who wanted to see what was happening in our school. Kind of a big deal. The fact is we are slowly closing the achievement gap in our low income district. We have made everyone in our school a "literacy specialist". All staff, from aides to the PE and music teachers, all work with children during our literacy block. I think we would train the cooks and custodian if we could. Teachers have an intervention block where they are able to give students extra help and I pull students and work with them additionally if they need it. We are creative with our schedules and we really are doing a lot of cutting edge stuff and although I don't always agree with what goes on, I'm very proud to say I work there.

Oh, first Lupron shot. No sweat! Almost a non-event. Didn't hurt at all and very, very minimal side effects. I hope it stays that way.


  1. I am SO jealous that you live on an actual farm! We live in a small town(like 2500 people)and it's farm land everywhere but I would LOVE for it to be our own! E's grandpa has some land that he leases to a farmer but it's still not the same! Maybe we'll get rich, have lots of babies, buy tons of land and live off of the land! Ahhh, a girl can dream!

  2. I'm jealous of your farm too.....we have thought about moving to the "country" but who would take care of it all?! I can barely sew a button, let alone farm!!! Oh well...

    Congrats on getting that first shot under your belt....(literally?) tee heee

  3. Glad to hear your shot was a breeze!

  4. So glad the shot was a non-event. Sometimes they do sting a bit but mostly ya just do it, like brushing your teeth! I love having acreage - we have 20 acres and grow nothing but pine trees (they just come up) and deer. And porcupines, which my dogs are endlessly facinated with (quills 3-4 times a week). But our land is NOT good for growing most things, and I'm no green thumb (sadly). Sounds like a fun time with Dollface, I love those songs too!

  5. Sounds like a fantastic job your school is doing :-).

    And so happy the Luporn didn't hurt and had no side effects!

    And may I add that I'm also jelous of you living on a farm :-).