Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011


I was a bit surprised to see this bit of graffiti in the restroom stall at St. Thomas.... I had to compliment the Religion teacher on her motivational gifts.....  Actually, I did - in jest - there is a boy in the school named Moses (who has an admirer, apparently.)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


It was fun to try to take a photo that would give the same impression that I got when, yesterday, I innocently headed up the stairs to the storage area at church to put some items away.  I didn't really capture it, though, because it was a lot darker, and only when I got quite near the top of the stairs did that "statue" or whatever dreadful thing it is, sort-of loom out at me.  I gasped, because initially I just saw a face in the darkness.  And, it is an ugly specimen - not quite a religious statue, it is almost reminiscent of some sort of quasi-"inspirational" set-up in a department store.  I expect it is up there because it was a donation unsuitable for use in church, but which couldn't be rejected for some reason.   At any rate, it got my blood flowing!   

Monday, May 30, 2011


Just made shortcakes for breakfast. And while waiting for the oven to heat, decided to clean the berries. I bought two big containers of them last night.
Woops.  This is all that's left.  I guess the boys decided to have a few after I went to bed.   Darn it!

Friday, May 27, 2011


Sergei (in back, with hand up) at Michigan Adventure yesterday with the Summit Secondary.  This is not all of the kids, obviously.  I felt sorry for them all day because it was so cold and rainy, but apparently it was not raining there and it wasn't as chilly - and no one, hardly, was at the park - so they had an enormously good time.  I'm so glad.


 I bought this beverage at the Vietnamese market, for an adventure.  What an "interesting" flavor.  I was overwhelmed, it smells and tastes just like a greenhouse - redolent of dirt and fertilizer.  Craig said, "It tastes Iike dirt, with a side of hospital."  Ilya took a drink and said, "It tastes and smells like Kroger."  (Our grocery store.)  The weird part is that we are all right. 

Friday, May 13, 2011


Hm...if my students had a camera I'd take it away from them.  Was I distracting myself, or what?  Actually, I could tell you what he said.