Sunday, June 15, 2014

Catching Up!

Can I just say....I love weekends! I have had a busy week and am so happy the weekend is here. My last day of school was Monday but Tuesday through Friday I attended a professional development math workshop over an hour away from home. There were seven of us that went and I learned a few new things. I definitely have a different perception of math and teaching math after this week. I'm looking forward to making some changes in my curriculum for next school year. Anywho, yesterday was my son's 19th birthday, so after the workshop, I came home and made lasagna and Texas toast, and cookie pudding for dessert. That was his request. We had our family over and celebrated my mama's birthday (hers is Sunday) and Father's Day as well. June is a busy month around here! To make it even busier, we celebrated my niece, Taylor's graduations today. I'll be sharing pictures tomorrow. She wanted a travel theme and I was the decorator...lots of fun! So...this evening, I am too pooped to party any longer. I decided to kick back in the recliner and take it easy for the rest of the day. That decision led me to pop in the SD card from the camera and see what I could share with you all...:)

First thing is these delicious fresh blueberries! Mama and Daddy picked about 10 gallons earlier this week. We are blessed to be able to pick all we want for free from a blueberry farm owned by my son's friend and his family. Aren't they gorgeous? They tasted just as good as they look! 

Here is one day's yield on Mama's dining room table...:) She puts a ton of them in the freezer for baking throughout the year and she made jam as well. Do you like blueberries? They are so good for you! Did you know they are in the top 10 healthy foods

While visiting and eating blueberries, I snapped a picture of one of the baby birds on Mama's front porch. The mom built her nest in the angel wing begonia hanging on the front porch. The babies are getting big...:) 

We went outside to walk and I snapped a couple pictures of two pretty dragonflies. I love the bright green on this one.

And this one is a pretty shade of blue.

Up the road, we heard a rustle in the leaves on the side of the road and saw this little guy. Do you see him? Know what it is?

Many of you have probably never seen one in real life. It's an armadillo. One of the strangest looking creatures on Earth. This one is a baby. As we say around's so ugly, it's cute! LOL

Monday, I only had to work a couple hours and then I had to go to our neighboring town to the school district's transportation department to pick up a van to drive our group to the workshop through the week. While I was in town, I went by one of my favorite consignment shops and found two things worthy of bringing home. First is this wooden box. It's an interesting box, it reminds me of an old school desk with the way the lid slants. It will be getting a paint job and either live on my husband's night stand to hold "stuff" or possibly turned into a charging station for our phones. It was $1.99.

The other item is this white pitcher/creamer. I like the raised berry and vine design on it and for $1, it had to come home and join my collection...:) The awesome thing was that this is the consignment I sell my clothes and things in and I actually had over $100 in my account, so I had her cut me a check....:)

So..that's my week in a nutshell! I have a reading/writing workshop all next week at the same place, so another busy week ahead. I leave a week from tomorrow for a two day conference in Tampa as well. I am really excited about that one! I'll be back tomorrow to share some pictures from the graduation party. Hope your Saturday has been a good one!

Until next time.....


  1. Hi Vicky, wow you have been really busy! I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of the graduation. By the way I love all those blueberries and how wonderful to have them so fresh. Have a wonderful Sunday and week.

  2. Great finds and photos as usual! Love the pitcher...will look great with your other white dishes. Sounds like you are busy, busy...enjoy!

  3. Will you be assigned the kinders for another year? I am glad the training was a success - so often the classes are things you already do. It looks like your family have quite a lot of celebrating to do. Thanks for the pic that convinces me that there are LIVE armadillos. We only see squashed ones on the highway. My brother and I have a running joke about counting the ones we find. Have a safe week and try to squeeze some thrifting in!

  4. Hi Vicky, I'm so glad you are enjoying your training and it warms my heart that you love what you do. The children benefit more from a teacher who is so compassionate about her job.

    You found some nice items and you a got a check to boot! Good for you!

    I look forward to seeing more pictures from your weekend.

  5. Vicky,I so enjoyedmy visit here today! That little armadillo is just too cute!!
    Your week sounded full but yet very productive. Those children must love you as a teacher, not to mention the parents.
    Yes,I love blueberries. What a blessing to be able to pick for free and then have a freezer full to get through the winter months.
    Bleed you today!

  6. Oh my goodness!! Bless you! Not bleed. This phone...


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