Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A survey

I'm seeking some advice for a hypothetical situation:

Let's say you had the option to work four-ten hour days and you could choose which days, would you work Monday through Thursday or break up the week and take Wednesday off? (okay, not so hypothetical)

Monday, March 16, 2009

A 6-year-old boy's commentary on my Easter dress

That dress is so pretty you made me swallow my gum.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I tri

So my second race is fast approaching. I've been busy training, and I feel like I'll be ready for the 1.5 K swim, 40 K bike, and 10K run. I'll be participating in the St. George Triathlon on Saturday, May 9th. That's less than 8 weeks from now. My race starts at 7:00 am in Sand Hollow.

My dad and sister, Andrea, will be my support crew for the race. We're planning to arrive in St. George around 5:30 pm on Friday and to return home shortly after the race on Saturday.

Because people have been asking, here are some ways you can support long distance:
  • Send me a good luck text or leave me a voice mail on race day
  • Ask me about my training when you see me
  • Comment on my training blog
  • Ask questions about being excited, not about being nervous.
  • Don't feed me ice cream or Girl Scout cookies (j/k)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunday dress

Typically I like to wear my Sunday best all day on the sabbath to help me remember that it's a day of worship. However, the last few times I've gone to friends' homes in the evening, others have made comments that made me think they might have felt a bit uncomfortable that I was overdressed.

This weekend I was invited to dinner at a friend's home for dinner. Knowing that they usually are quite casual after church on Sunday, I decided to adjust my wardrobe so everyone would feel comfortable. Of course, when I show up, I'm the only one in slacks. Everyone is still in suits and dresses.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The least favorite months

Every month, I make a statement that goes something like this, "March is one of my favorite times of the year. I just love...," except for February and August.

I do not like February. I do not like it in a box with a fox. I do not like it here nor there. I do not like it anywhere.

Rotten months like February, make me appreciate beautiful months like March and April all the more.

Hooray for the onset of spring and the advent of later sunsets. Hooray for short sleeves and sandals. Hooray for making it through another long February.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sounds in sentences

As part of the assessment battery for testing children with suspected articulation delays, I give the Sounds in Sentences subtest of the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, Second Edition.* Basically, I tell a short story to the students and ask them to retell it, hoping that they use the targeted words.

Yesterday I was testing a first grader and I emphatically instructed him to listen VERY carefully because I wanted him to tell me the story when I'm done EXACTLY like I did. He looked at me and asked, "Do I have to use a girl voice, too?"

* The first edition had a picture of a rifle and told a story about two kids ditching school to go fishing. The second edition is much more P.C.