Art Walk/Unveiling of Library Mural

This week, on Thursday April 17th, we had an art walk to celebrate the art that the students and teachers created with our visiting artist Linda Infante-Lyons, as well as the unveiling of the mural she painted in our library.  The event was well attended, and everyone was impressed with the students and Linda's art.  I think the mural is fantastic, and am so glad that she could come be with us again this year.

This week, on Thursday April 17th, we had an art walk to celebrate the art that the students and teachers created with our visiting artist Linda Infante-Lyons, as well as the unveiling of the mural she painted in our library. The event was well attended, and everyone was impressed with the students and Linda’s art. I think the mural is fantastic, and am so glad that she could come be with us again this year.

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Time Machine: 4-8-14 Kawerak Regional Conference-Day 1

Cody Blackbird is a Native American musician who is well-known for his flute music.  He was one of the highlights for me during the first day of the Kawerak Regional Conference in Nome.  The Youth Leaders I was helping to chaperone seemed to really enjoy Cody's music as well as the inspirational talk he had with them later in the day.

Cody Blackbird is a Native American musician who is well-known for his flute music. He was one of the highlights for me during the first day of the Kawerak Regional Conference in Nome. The Youth Leaders I was helping to chaperone seemed to really enjoy Cody’s music as well as the inspirational talk he had with them later in the day.

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Forgetful Jones 4-16-14

Whoops, I didn’t even realize that I had forgotten to post yesterday. I seem to be even more forgetful than usual since catching this cold, which is a bit frightening when you think about the nickname, “Forgetful Jones,” one of my favorite teachers in high school gave me. It was a well-deserved nickname since I left my purse in his room pretty much every time I had his class. Eventually at some point in the day I would realize I no longer had it, and would backtrack to his classroom where I would sheepishly approach his desk and he would laugh as he held my purse out to me, and then say something like, “Looking for this Forgetful Jones?”

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Slow But Not So Sure

I’m starting to feel like I’m never going to be healthy again! Now that I’ve had my little moment of dramatics I can admit that while I still feel terrible that there is some improvement. Regardless of whether or not I feel fully recovered, I will return to work tomorrow…there is just too much to be done. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I wake up feeling fabulous, or at least human.

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Spring Madness 4-14-14

The ever sensitive internet connection here was sent into a tailspin yesterday…I’m assuming because we are having the usual fun and funky spring weather complete with melting snow, higher temperatures, rain, and random snow flurries. It would appear though that we are back online and good to post.

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Recovery in the Works

I spent a great deal of the day sleeping, and when I wasn’t sleeping I was still in bed resting. I am now feeling much better, and am hopeful that when I get up for work tomorrow that I will feel closer to healthy than ill. Stay tuned for more fascinating glimpses into my extraordinary life.

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Wrong Again

It turns out that my horrid cold tricked me into thinking I was getting better quickly, but this evening it has taking a sneaky turn from the worse. My throat is painfully tight, my voice is rapidly disappearing, and I’m having trouble swallowing. Not to mention I sneezed a little bit ago, and it aggravated my sore throat so much that I couldn’t breathe, swallow, or respond to my friends concern for a few moments. I want to hope that this cold doesn’t get worse, but I’m afraid I’ll jinx myself by doing so…after yesterday’s post that is.

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Time Machine: 4-7-14

Eileen finished her last day in Wales with a trip to The Valley with our visiting artist Linda Infante-Lyons, and the middle and high school students at school that wanted to come.  We were showing Linda and Eileen the sites of Wales, including going out onto the ice, so that Linda could get inspiration for the mural she is painting in our school library.

Eileen finished her last day in Wales with a trip to The Valley with our visiting artist Linda Infante-Lyons, and the middle and high school students at school that wanted to come. We were showing Linda and Eileen the sites of Wales, including going out onto the ice, so that Linda could get inspiration for the mural she is painting in our school library.

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Time Machine: 4-6-14

I took Eileen on a very short hike to The Hand, which is one of our notable landmarks here in Wales.  I managed to convince her to lower her goggles for a moment so I could try to get a picture where you could actually tell who was under all that clothing.  I had to move quickly though, because she put them immediately back on as soon as she felt the cold air on her upper face.  Now that we've both visited each other in our respective locations we know for sure that she is good with high temperatures and I am good with low, but not vice versa.

I took Eileen on a very short hike to The Hand, which is one of our notable landmarks here in Wales. I managed to convince her to lower her goggles for a moment so I could try to get a picture where you could actually tell who was under all that clothing. I had to move quickly though, because she put them immediately back on as soon as she felt the cold air on her upper face. Now that we’ve both visited each other in our respective locations we know for sure that she is good with high temperatures and I am good with low, but not vice versa.

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