I'm empty nester-wifey-teacher-grandmother-chef-crafter, who loves to learn new stuff. I'm always trying a new recipe, reading a crafting or decorating blog, painting something, playing on facebook, writing or taking pictures of fun things I'm doing.
|This was on Father's Day at our BBQ out back. We made some strawberry banana homemade ice cream and I made John's favorite butterscotch chocolate chip cookies for desert. Here is me with 3 of my grandkids.|
My fourth fav thing is teaching my elementary school kids. I get to, you know, use paint and glitter and I get PAID for it!! I'm just waiting till somebody catches up to my scam! No really, I love teaching reading and writing and adding and subtracting. I love kids and I love that feeling of seeing kids "get it" when they learn something new. It is very fulfilling to me. If you are a teacher too, check out my teacher blog http://pattiesclassroom.blogspot.com. I don't try to sell you anything at ALL either! And since I've always believed in working on "5 Important Things" in life......my 5th favorite thing to do is listening to beautiful music while I'm out in nature. I love my cabin at Bear Lake and walking through a waterfall hiking trail, or jet skiing on an aqua blue lake with my ipod in my ear, or gardening and seeing my flower bulbs erupting in the springtime. And if chocolate could be part of nature, I would add it to my list. But it's not so I'll end there.
But if you love music too check out my Primary Music Leader blog. http://pattiesprimaryplace.blogspot.com. And I just got this frickin good toy for Christmas from the hubs. It is better than James Blunt and Superman!
I've been a music leader 4 different times and I've led kids' choirs and musicals and Melodramas and Roadshows, and I've written many 1st and 2nd grade end-of -the year productions. I can teach an old dog a new trick, or a young dog a new trick, or a person something about old dogs....I've got one of those too. His name is Bruce. We call him Brucifer when he is bad. He's bad a lot! :D My hubs made this funny video. Don't watch it for long because nothing at all happens. He just lays there sleeping the enTIRE time! :O
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