Saturday, September 29, 2012


We work with a group of women that have HIV and teach them how to sew so they can make money to live and support their families. 

They are learning how to make different types of quilts so I decided I would give them some practice...

They are making me a patch work quilt using these fabrics. 
I cannot wait to use my blanket. 

(I love orange)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dangerous Jobs

1. Fisherman
2. Logger
3. Farmer/rancher
4. Structural construction worker
5. Sanitation worker
6. Airplne pilot
7. Roofer
8. Coal miner
9. Merchant mariner
10. Miller

Special Education Teacher might not be one of the top ten most dangerous jobs but it might be close.

I love being a special education teacher. It has its ups and downs and occasionally it gets below 'down'. Everyone has bad days but when a child who already has heightened emotions has a bad day, as a special education teacher, you need to pay extra attention to their reactions.  

After some screaming, tears, spitting, things flying through the air and a change of classroom, energy was released and the student was able to talk again. 

It was a little rough in the middle but by the end of the day we were all smiles again.