Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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The Eclectic Company - Waitin' on a New Adventure!!
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

A "Jewel" in My Crown


Well, actually that is just an attempt at a somewhat creative title to catch your attention.

My friend, and former science student extraordinaire, Jewel tagged me to tell 25 little known facts about myself. Jewel, 25 is WAY too many and would make for WAY too boring a post - - - so I'll give you 10, and even at that I don't PROMISE you won't be yawning by the end.

1) I hate all forms of housework. Folding laundry is rather pleasant because it's soft, warm, and smells good - - - but first you have to sort and wash nasty dirty stuff with a clothespin on your nose.

2) I love winter. I love snow. I love cold. Of course, I don't have to walk across a large university campus in it - - - and I went to college in the "deep" south so never did have to do that. They thought 50 degrees was an arctic blast down there. I remember once they got a tiny skiff of snow and closed public schools for a week. NO LIE. And there wasn't one loaf of bread nor one gallon of milk to be found on any grocery store shelf during the "siege."

3) If I'm going to get snowed in, I want something a LOT tastier and FUN to eat than bread and milk.

4) I read myself to sleep every night. Sometimes I TRY to read myself BACK to sleep for hours in the middle of the night - - - see what you have to look forward to in old age? (And we won't even mention how many potty trips you'll be making during the night then either - - - I consider a potty-less night a major success.)

5) The gift you gave me for my 50th birthday was already needed by me at the time, so the BIGGEST joke was on you for giving it to me. Do you remember what it was? Oh - - - let's not be TOO explicit in this public forum, shall we?

6) Running backs are my favorite football players - - - though lately I've been pretty impressed with some wide receivers too. (Like Larry Fitzgerald)

7) I just learned this morning that Arizona Cardinals' Running Back, Tim Hightower and their QB, Kurt Warner are strong evangelical Christians - - - all the more reason for me to HOPE the Cards win tomorrow evening.

8) If blogging could be considered housework, then I'd LOVE housework.

9) I don't like salmon - - - so why do I have a freezer FULL of the stuff????

10) Once I nearly got myself and one of my then Junior High students KILLED in my camper during a tornado at teen camp.

Now I am supposed to tag others - - - but Jewel, I just made this list for you, so I'm not going to tag anyone else. If anyone who actually READS the words I write here feels so inclined, they may consider themselves tagged by me and give us a list of little known facts about themselves. Otherwise, I'm afraid this little branch of the tagging chain will end here.

Does anyone out there actually READ every word of this blog???? Just wonderin'


Friday, January 30, 2009


Homecoming Week Day Five

Canceled for drifting!!!


Thursday, January 29, 2009

When You Wish Upon a Star - - -


Homecoming Week Day Four - Disney

Remember the "Crafty Diva" from a few days ago?
I was "compiling" my costume for Disney Day,
The Queen of Hearts!

My class all dressed as my "hearts."

I had some LOVELY pictures of all of us,
But due to technical difficulties
This is all I can show you right now.
If I get the difficulties worked out,
I'll show the whole group later.

But don't we look cute together???

Mickey Destinee and Aslan Samantha

Minnie Courtney and Tigger Reagan

Cinderella Sarah and Hannah Montana Charlene

Teachers play too.

Mickey Lou Ann, Goofy Becca, Goofy Jennie, et Moi


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We're Doing THIS Again - - -


Homecoming Week Day Three - Canceled for snow!!!

This is the scene that greeted me this morning.

Photos aren't good at showing depth - - -
But, there is a ROAD in the foreground of this picture.
Can you find it?
Me either.

The Juncos LOVED it.
No wonder they are nicknamed "snow birds."

On a day like today,
I'm very glad I don't live here

Or here.

The blur in this picture is not caused
By faulty focusing on my part,
But rather by snow flying between my camera lens
And these trees.

For now the snow has stopped falling
And the late afternoon sun has come out.

All's at peace in our
Little corner of the world.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Clash Bash


Homecoming Week Day Two - - - CLASH.

Sam points the way

Hayley and Grace "sock it to me"

Jessie - - - checks and spots

"Pippi Longstocking"

Tori and Jerolyn strike a pose

Reagan, best hat award

Sixth Grade Clashers

Andrea stylin'

Keetha and Amy, science and technology meet

Seventh Grade Dashers

Tim hangs around

Elizabeth Color-Locks

Tenth Grade Bashers


Kick it Up a Notch


"These boots are made for walkin'

And that's just what they'll do

One of these days - - -

These boots

Are gonna walk all over you.

Are you ready boots?

Start walkin'!

(Lyrics by Lee Hazlewood, first recorded by Nancy Sinatra)


Monday, January 26, 2009

Homecoming Day One - Super Heroes


It's homecoming week at school. Each day there is a different theme. Sometimes the level of excitement is so high, and there are so many strange characters roaming the halls that it is rather difficult to continue having classes!!

Today our halls, and my classroom, were literally crawling with super heroes.

Lovely Power Puff Girls, Sarah, Charlene, and Kristie.

8th graders, Mitchell, Hannah, and Derek getting in the act.

Cat Woman

The Freshmen who participated.
I'm one of their sponsors.

Rett as The Joker.
Scary, isn't he???

Super-Blake, Evan Power Ranger, and Bat-Chaz

Two Super-Gals, Debbie and Keetha

Tune into this blog for more homecoming
Excitement as the week progresses.

My crafty-diva will be appearing later!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Silver Threads - - -


Today Pastor Mark and Annette celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

Oh, and just look, they still LIKE each other!!! :-)

Our own amazing baker/florist made the cake,

And decorated all the tables
With fresh flowers and candles.

And just because I love our Pastor so much,
And arranged it on a serving platter.

Close up of the tables.

Which as a group looked like this.
Only, there were twelve of them
And I'm only showing six here.

Mark and Annette needed cake cutting lessons
From the florist/baker extraordinaire, Don,
Because you know, 25 years is a long time
And apparently they had forgotten how it's done.

They look pretty happy
To be holding a sharp weapon.

Annette was fearless in the face of danger.

Too cute for words.
Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people.
Hope I'm still around when you reach 50!!!