Happy St. Patricks Day!

I am pretty sure that I have very little Irish descent in my blood line, but I still love this day!   It’s a good thing too, I didn’t want to be pinched for not wearing green!

Worked on a new piece today during my break…..another inspiring piece to keep me going!  I tried to think of one word adjectives to describe myself!  I was able to come up with a lot!  Does that mean I am full of myself?


Journal entries

I feel so much better today!  I wasn’t sure if school was a great idea last night, but this morning I awoke with a much better feeling in my throat and my head!

Last night I couldn’t sleep….go figure.  So I worked in my journal and created some new entries.  I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately and have felt the need to write down anything that keeps me positive.

Plagued by illness and injury

Have you ever had strep throat?  This is my first time with the very uncomfortable, almost too painful for words, sore throat.  I woke up Monday morning with what I thought was the sore throat segue into cold thing.  Tuesday morning, my throat felt small and it was difficult to swallow.  It brought tears to my eyes every time I had the need to swallow!  Now eating or drinking, well forget it!  I think I have lost 5 pounds since Monday.  I’m ok with that!   Well, on my drive to school, I started thinking about what might be wrong with me and strep came to mind.  At school, I quickly researched symptoms online.  Looked at my throat in the mirror and saw white patches…..ew!  Decided I best be getting out of school and called the doctors.

Luckily the doctors were able to squeeze me in for a check on my throat.  The doctor said my throat didn’t look happy.  You think?  They did a throat culture that confirmed it.  24 hours after taking penicillin, I feel so much better.  It still is uncomfortable to swallow or eat, but nothing like yesterday!

O yea, and did I mention that I have been dealing with an ankle sprain for a couple months?  I was afraid to have it looked at.  i don’t want them to tell me I can’t ski.  So I have been taping it and doing my best to ignore the pain.  Well I finally got an air cast for it yesterday and it already feels much better.  I think I should have looked into that cast a long time ago!

With all that has been going on, I did manage to make a new illustration!  I finally feel like I have captured Pepper’s personality in this illustration!  Let me know what you think!


Yay! It’s Friday! Last week it felt like we were finally having winter. This week it feels like spring! I have my classroom window open and can hear the kiddos yelling at recess. I don’t think I am ready for those sounds or for spring yet. I want to keep skiing! I want more snow!

This afternoon I will be performing the dance moves to Thriller with my 4th and 5th graders. We learned the dance at Summer camp. It took a lot to learn it and the kids wanted to have an encore. Why not! It was so much fun to learn and it is nice to brag about!

Here are a few drawings I was able to squeeze in this week. The first drawing was for Illustration Friday. The topic was Perspective. Enjoy!

So Much Snow

The snow was quickly disappearing at the Mountain. I was afraid the ski season was going to be a quick one. Well, mother nature dumped some snow on us over the last four days, and it has cast aside my worries.

What a great weekend! The skiing was phenomenal! The glades were open and I skied my heart out! My river runners were wiped, i was exhausted, and i had a grin from ear to ear.

It is weekends like this that remind me how important it is to stay true to what you love and makes you happy.