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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday Night Lights

My husband is a football referee. We went to one of his games last night and tried to get some shots of him in action. I played with the manual settings on my computer trying to get some good shots. I was a good bit up there in the stands, so they aren't the best quality.

The Lights

The Pre-Game
Norm is #5 from the left. :)

The only good action shot I got of Norman. The others were either him standing and waiting or a blur. He's the one in the bottom left corner.

Mike Raita - ABC 33/40's Sports Guy came to the game.

That is the visiting team's band. The home team didn't do their typical show. It was homecoming.

BORED!! Emily was getting bored by 3rd quarter. Can you tell?

At the end of the 3rd quarter, Emily and I went back to the car to wait on Norm. She started playing around and having a good time.

Meet Cousin IT!

Mama's Little Cheerleader

The Carol Burnette Ear Thing.
She looks like she's pulling on her ear like Carol Burnette used to do in her show. I'm really not sure what she was doing.

Well, the home team won their game. Made for a nice homecoming.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Here is mine!

Where I live we have 3 covered bridges. We used to have 4 until some idiot several years ago set one on fire. It was replaced with a basic bridge. Then some other idiots tried to tear down another one by tying it off to their truck and driving off. I still don't think that one has been repaired for working condition. It is still up but it is warped.

This is Swan Bridge. It is still is working condition. The water below is a nice place to hang out during the summer. When you go by there, several cars are usually lined up along the road.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Want to learn more about photography?

My friend DeAnn has started a great blog!!

Some of you photo challenge people might like it! If you are like me, you are always learning something new about your camera! If you like it there, tell DeAnn that Lori sent ya!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I thought to myself, "I barely function in the mornings. How am I going to do this challenge?" You wait until you wake up a little more. LOL

Here are my shots.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Tired... just worn out

You know, it could be worse, but it could be better... the school year that is.

I have 18 students in my class, 15 special needs and 3 typical peers. I have 2 aides in my class but due to the large number I have, we are having to "borrow" 2 aides to help out. They help at different times during the day. We (my 2 original aides and I) are starting to feel the wear. Well, they've been feeling it sooner that I have. But now it is starting to catch up with me. I will be getting more special needs students soon. One in Oct., one probably late Oct/beginning Nov. and one in January when he turns 3. 18 Special needs students. You know. It is supposed to be 50/50 in my room. For each SPE student there is supposed to be a typical peer. CAN YOU IMAGINE MY ROOM with DOUBLE the kids in it? I think we'd all be bald from pulling our hair out! I hope we get some help of some kind SOON. I can't even remember if I wrote this kid's mom a note about whatever or that one a note about whatever else. I still have meetings I need to conduct along with others I've been conducting and you know, sometime or another I am supposed to be teaching, too. Imagine that... actually being able to teach. We have one with issues that seems to disrupt our main instruction time. He can't help it, but it really gets the other 14 SPE kids out of sorts at times.

I'm tired. I come home and I don't feel like doing squat. I go to bed at 9 if not earlier. I get up around 5 or 5:30 in the morning and just drag my butt out of bed. I get to work around 6:30 because my husband and I are carpooling in order to save gas money. I'm there until 3:30 because I watch the typical peers that can stay until 3:30. I'm tired. I can't sleep late on the weekends. Little Miss won't let me. Her behind is soooooooo hard to get up at 6AM during the week but by cracky, she can sure wake up easily and on her own at 6AM on Sat. morning!! NO JOKE!!! I can't tell you the last time I did get to sleep past 7 on the weekend. I'm tired. A couple of times I've gone to bed at 8:30. Very few times do I get to take a nap on the weekends. My husband can fall asleep if he just gets still laying on the couch. Most times if I were to doze off SOMEONE wakes me up in one way, shape or form... purposely or unintentional.

I can only take tylenol and sometimes that just doesn't make a dent in the achy muscles. Right now, my shoulders and back hurt from the tiredness and stress. I should be thankful that is all it is. A girl I went to school with would love for her pains to be just from stress and her job wearing her out. She has stage 4 cancer, a tumor on her back, cancer in several organs, on morphine for the pain, surgery cannot help. She'll have to go through chemo and radiation hoping it will help. I guess I should just stop complaining and be thankful I can get up and go to work in the mornings. But I'm still tired.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Popcorn and nose holes don't mix

Last night we went to a local high school band exhibition show. While there Emily and I had some popcorn. I guess Emily got bored because she poked a hard unpopped kernel into her nose. *rolling my eyes* I couldn't see it because the lighting wasn't that great and Emily's head wouldn't tilt back as fas as I needed it to. On the way home I was on the phone with my dad to see if he'd help me dig it out when I hear Emily yell "I GOT IT!! I GOT IT!!" So, she managed to get it out in one way, shape or form... THANK GOODNESS!!!

So, if you haven't learned anything until now - Don't stick a popcorn kernel in your nose.

Friday, September 12, 2008

SHOUT box!

I added a shoutbox over to the side if anyone every wants to just leave a message! :) Have fun with it!! Please, keep it clean!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

HEY AtoZTeacherStuff People!!!

I see all you out there checking out my blog!! Why not drop me a line and let me know who you are?!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Lori AKA "SpecialPreskoo"

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Photo Challenge - ABSTRACT

The Bon Fire tonight for my alma mater's homecoming. I thought they turned out pretty cool. I'm not sure which one or ones are my favs.








Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Emily's Haircut

Emily got her first real haircut today... not just a trim but a CUT. Here are the before and after pics!!


You know, I got to looking, one side may be a little longer than the other in the front view. But dang, she would NOT be still. Anita did the best she could with a moving target... lol.