Friday, March 26, 2010

The Hills Are Alive...

"Listen, can you hear it? Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring."
~Chris in the Morning, Northern Exposure
Today if feels like old man winter has packed his bags and headed 'out of village'. But as Tim announced to all of us as we were gleefully imagining our outdoor weekend plans, after our staff meeting this afternoon, "Temperatures are gonna drop again later this week, maybe even below zero." Okay Eyore, Quyana for the update. Just kidding it's fine we would be thrilled to keep what little bit of snow we do have around for a few more weeks anyway. We have mushing to do people!

In Steph's room they were having a cultural day and learned how to skin a ptarmigan! When all was said and done 9 birds were skinned and feathers covered the classroom floor! I jumped in toward the end and got to have a try myself:) They have the weirdest feet, look at them. They look like a paw. Elena, one of our excellent paras, who taught the kids how to do it, said the feet look a lot like owl's feet. Anyway again here's the outcome.

The kids
were out skiing today, taking advantage of the great temps. As we were walking home from school yesterday the new playground equipment was crawling with kiddos who had shed their outer layers, strictly t-shirts and jeans. Wish I would have had my camera for you guys. It was perfect with the equipment surrounded by snow and the mountains in the background. The kids were already in July as far as it mattered.

Steph's birthday party was a hit. Here are the candids: Pauline brought the best homemade clam chower I've ever eaten, and I ate a lot of it. You'll be happy to learn that my baked rainbow trout turned out wonderfully (thank you Anya for the, via telephone support and guidance). Traci made a great no bake cheese cake with the salmon and blueberry topping we picked last fall and a scrumptious spinach salad from our trusty Circle Farm Veggies. And Sherry brought over very yummy bean salad. It was a regular feast! Enjoy the fiesta.

This our village version of prom dress shopping. This is our display in the hall of the high school side of our building. Mike is allegededly bringing the rest of the dresses from all my friends back at the Wesleyan Church in Hayward (Thank you guys sooooooo much!) The did a big dress/suit drive and collected quite a few. Quyana Everyone! So some of the girls were admiring them this afternoon as I was hanging up a few more.

My DVR/Satellite crashed this week. Did you know that your receiver can crash just like a computer???? I know much for my House marathon. Oh, well I'm way overdue for a TV fast anyhow! No such luck sweet talking the repair person to meander on up this way either. Go figure;)

"Then he gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter - suddenly it's spring!"
Psalm 147:18

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