Beach Bunny Equals Snow Bunny?!?!?

Well, winter storm Janus was a total blast! It was my first time to visit the beach and it have more SNOW than SAND visible.
I LOVED IT!
We started with a much needed coffee to warm up our insides before the real adventure started!

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Virginia Beach oceanfront here we come!!!

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The city did a wonderful job clearing the highway (4 inches of snow is a big deal for this resort city).

HELLO ATLANTIC OCEAN!!!

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Jog on the Boardwalk anybody???

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Atlantic Avenue was way too much fun in the big ole truck. I would never have been a passenger on a trek like this in a non 4X4 vehicle.
Insert disclaimer here: Don’t try this at home!

We decided to eat lunch at one of the Oceanfront restaurants. What a view!

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We were able to score TWO days off of school! WOOT WOOT

I love the fact that the Beach Bunnies turned into Snow Bunnies. Well, at least for two days.

How is your winter going?

RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

It’s that time of the month again… a full moon!

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(image taken from pinterest)

Being in education I could have told you it was coming long before looking at the calendar to confirm my fate.  No, I’m not some person who believes in the mysteries and scary things that happen during a full moon. There is, however, something about the gravitational pull when the moon is full that effects people.

It seems to work like this……                                                                                                                                                                                     *It pulls out the characteristics that are lest desirable in students.                                                                                                           *It pulls out the characteristics that are never desirable in teachers.

Truer words have never been spoken! 

The gravitational pull seems to suck out and bring to the top such characteristics in students that make you question if using rubber cement to glue them to their seat is acceptable behavior. Or if using colorful and printed duck tape over their mouths would be as frowned upon as just using the silver. There may even be thoughts of putting a salt lick up in a central location. It’s the time of month that makes you want to buy TWO jars of vodka spaghetti sauce instead of one.

Just to make sure you guys know… NONE of the above is ever called for or acceptable behavior (well, the spaghetti sauce is ok). That is, unless, there is a full moon on a party day that is on a half day of school before any long break. Then, it’s every man for himself.

Just sayin’

A Trip to Jamestown

There are a few perks (okay many perks) to teaching in a private school in Virginia and one is field trips! In the 12 years of teaching public school in Texas I took my kids on ONE field trip. That was a pretty sad trip, too.

Well, the week after Thanksgiving I took my kids to Jamestown. That’s right the Jamestown. We loaded up in the cars are off we went. We were there and back all by 2:45. I LOVE IT!!! The History lover in me is eating up the fact that history is right at my fingertips everywhere I turn.

The current site of Jamestown is not the original site by only a little ways away. The original site has the archaeologist doing their thing. Here is the link to their homepage if you are interested in their findings, Jamestown Rediscovery. I find it really cool!

Here are a few pictures of our time…

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In the Indian village there was a circle of totem poles that represented their church.

 

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Of course there were selfies taken. It is me we are talking about!

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These are the Indian homes.

Leaving the Indian Village we went down to the pier. Here the Susan Constant is docked.

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We learned how to tie seaworthy knots and about her voyage.

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Upon boarding we were welcomed by the Captain.

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After the ship we went into the British village.

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There are a gillion more pictures that I could post; but, I have a feeling you get the idea.  Needless to say I had a blast!!!