Saturday, August 30, 2008

August Rain Storm


August Rain Storm
Originally uploaded by carignan.

It came down hard today. I'm sure glad I got my frontyard mowed in time. It didn't last very long, but it came down hard.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Starbucks with Palm


Starbucks with Palm
Originally uploaded by carignan.

It's Friday and the week just flew by. I enjoyed my week at school with the kids and CEDLT testing. I'm glad it's a three day weekend, I'll be able to catch-up on some of the chores that I haven't had time for. I wet to coffee this morning at Starbucks with some co-workers this morning. It's a weekly meeting to unwind and talk.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's been awhile

Tonight I had dinner with a few friends and then attended my "home" meeting.  It's been almost four months since I last attended.  Between graduate school, work, and my little daughters, it's been impossible for me to attend.  Dinner was nice and I caught up on what has been going on with my friends.  I was asked to lead the meeting and it was a "Big Book" chapter meeting.  It was really nice to be back and to be able to talk to someone.  It has been very difficult at times lately and I really could have used someone to talk to about what has gone on these last few months. With school starting again in September, I don't think I'll be able to go to another meeting until December.  It'll be a longtime and I'm sure it won't be easy, but I do have some support at home and I can always use the phone.  I think I'll be making a few calls.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My constant companion


Coco and Candy January 9th 2007
Originally uploaded by carignan.

Coco for over 14 years has always been the one constant in my life. When things changed, he always remained. The picture doesn't show how much he has aged. he is still in good shape and healthy, but he's not getting the attention he deserves anymore. Between school, work and my children, he's been sadly left out at times. I need to pay closer attention to my longtime friend, Coco.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeling Funny

I'm not sure that I really enjoy feeling some how not right when I take Concerta.  I feel much more relaxed but at what price.  I have my classes for the Fall and they start on September 9th.  I'm looking foreword to getting back to school.  I like going to school.  Today I administered CELDT verbal tests to ESL students all day.  It wasn't bad, a nice change from teaching.  Brittany has a boyfriend now, Ted is his name.  A fairly nice guy it seems, but like all young men, they can't ever be trusted with girls.  

Sunday, August 24, 2008