Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finally! Graduation Photos

I was waiting to download photos from Linda, since her camera takes WAY better quality pictures than mine.

Right after I pinned Jeff's badge.

My super duper sweet grandparents drove all the way from Florida for this!

The processional.

Here's the family that put up with, er, took care of Jeff for those looong 11 months while he was in training. Thanks Aquillas!

The whole gang of Jeff's cheering section:-)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

24hrs. fever free!

I went 24 hours without a fever for the first time in 4 days. Yeay! I can not say enough how much I appreciated Jeff looking after me on the days that he was not on shift. It was probably good practice for the days that he's on the ambulance:-)

Now, tomorrow I will get my butt out of the bed for the first time since I went to sleep on Friday night, and go to work knowing that I gave the flu to at least 4 of my students on Friday. There were a total of 85 kids out sick today (the attendance clerk sends us an e-mail every day). That is creeping up toward the amount of kids that were out last year when the school board canceled school for two days. I had the flu those days, too. Guess I better start getting the flu shot again. I've been protesting these past fet years because the thing has tripled in cost since I first started getting them.

Wonder how many kids will be absent tomorrow.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I wish it was so easy to get my students' reading levels!

Oddly enough:

blog readability test

I did my school blog too and it's reading level is Elementary School. I guess that's a good think since it is meant for my students to sign on to check their homework assignments!

P.S. The blog for the church where we are members is "Genius." Hee, hee, hee.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Prayer Answered

God showed me in a very interesting way this morning just how He answers my prayers.

Every morning that Jeff leaves at 4:00am for Atlanta to go on shift (and when he was in the academy), I pray before I go back to sleep that God will keep him safe on the long drive. He always calls me at 6:15 to let me know that he has arrived safely. But this morning, he had a story for me.

We had thunder storms over night and it was still raining pretty heavily when Jeff left today. So, instead of going the normal 65 mph that you can go on that stretch of I-75, he was only going 50. Suddenly, he came upon a car in the middle lane that did not have any lights on and was driving maybe 35 mph.

Jeff swerved the car to the left to avoid this car, but the road was very wet and his car spun completely around, in the left lane, nearly hitting the guard wall.

In God's providence, there were no cars in the left lane at that time (odd that there would be no cars in the fast lane in Atlanta at 5:00 in the morning) and the car never stalled out, and Jeff was able to continue on, unscathed.

If there had been a car coming in that lane (or if he would have hit the wall) it would have torn right through our little plastic Saturn. I never dreamed that I would get such a vivid answer to the prayer I pray two - three mornings a week.

(Jeff said the driver of the other car finally turned on four way flashers after Jeff's 360.)