Thursday, October 30, 2008

1st B-ball game

Oh Boy! Well, Molly and I knew going into this that we had a young team and would be learning ALOT this season. It was quite obvious that that was true at our first game tonight. The girls seemed to be shell shocked for the first 1/2 and had no idea what to do. We finally scored our first basket as the buzzer sounded to end the first half.

After half time they began to get a little more comfortable and started playing basketball. The final score was 6-38. We have a lot to work on for our game next week. It tough when none of them have any experience playing basketball and we're starting with the very basics.

We finally got our first day of sun in 32 days! It was so nice to see some sunshine!!! Adam and I both went out on the playground today and just stood there soaking up the sun. We also got a hoola-hooping lesson from some of the 5th grade girls. Did you know it's possible to hoola-hoop with your knees??? I had no idea.

Tomorrow is an inservice and I am so gratefull! Halloween is always such a crazy holiday. The kids are always nuts and are bouncing off the walls with all the sugar they've consumed. The teachers will be at their schools and I'll be with the counselors at our new high school. Topic of the day: Suicide. Not a very uplifting topic but at least I can zone out and daydream.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ketchikan in Newsweek

Thanks to Sarah Palin the "bridge to nowhere" became a national joke and a prime example of wasteful spending. Finally, an article written about the "bridge to nowhere" by someone who actually lives in "nowhere" and knows what they're talking about.
Go check it out....

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fish, Fieldtrips and Basketball

This week was Adam's week to be exhausted by Friday. His class took two field trips this week. One was a walking field trip with Discovery Southeast and the other was a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier to look for tagged Salmon. Both days were super rainy and miserable. I think the kids had fun but it would've been nice to have the weather cooperate a little bit more.
On Friday Adam's class disected fish. I had to come into his room to observe that one! It was a stinky mess but all of the kids dug in and had a good time.

Basketball season has started. Molly and I are coaching the middle school C team again this year. Tryouts were last week. Not many girls tried out this year. Everyone who was there made a team. We have a learning team this year and will be focusing on the basics. For many of the girls this is their first time playing basketball. Molly and I will both be going to Ketchikan again as chaperones for the A & B teams.

We don't have too much planned this weekend. We spent the evening with Stephenie and Kyle last night. Kyle made shrip fajitas that were awesome! Tonight is the first night of our monthly Bunco game night that some ladies from work started. Adam has invited some of his friends over for pizza and a movie while I'm out.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another week...

This week felt pretty short. I stayed home on Monday with the stomach flu. I haven't felt that sick in a long long time. Poor Adam was woken up at 5a.m. to the sound of me throwing up. He took great care of me when he got home from work that night. It's taken almost the whole week to feel back to my normal self. This one really kicked my butt.

This is my second Wednesday night of swimming. The pool was busy this time and Molly wasn't able to join me. But, it felt great to get in the water and get some exercise. It's been so nasty here that it's been hard to get outside to workout.

I spent today working on our Australia planning. I've found a didgeridoo making tour that Adam will love. I've also found a few fun & cheap places to stay. It's exciting to see our trip slowly come together.

The sun is finally shining and I think Adam and I will venture outside!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday morning presents

This is the 3rd Saturday that I've stepped out the front door to let Rosco out and have found a dead mouse from Linus. I suppose this is his way of thanking us for being such wonderful parents but it's kindof grossing me out. Also, I can't figure out why they only appear on Saturdays. Why not during the rest of the week? He goes outside almost every night. Strange. Soon we will be adding another kitty to our family. My parents' cat, Dude, is going to stay with us over the winter while they are traveling. Dude enjoys hunting bigger creatures like birds so I'm sure Linus will learn a few new tricks.

The week went by quickly and I can't believe we're into October already. Adam had his first field trip of the year. They went to the swimming pool with the other 5th grade class. Everything went smoothly and the kids seemed to have a great time.

Molly and I started swimming this week. We're going to do it every Wednesday. It was nice to get back into the water and the sauna was a great treat at the end.

I'll be coaching basketball at the junior highschool again this year. We had our first basketball meeting this week and did all the planning for the season. Tryouts are on the 13th and we'll be traveling to Ktn again in November.