In this one, I added more shadowing make the photo more dramatic:
And, on this one, I chose the "I'm Feeling Lucky" option on Picasa. It didn't really have all of this blue in it, but it sure looks pretty:
Which one is your favorite?
It seems like I haven't been on my blog very often these days, if you compare to how often that I was posting before I began working in March. I have book reviews to post, little stories to write and more pictures to put up, but I just can't seem to muster up the effort. I seems that I used to squeeze more into a day than I do now, though I realize that teaching preschool from 7:00 to 4:00 does use up a lot of energy and takes up a lot of time.
By the time I get home I just want to relax on the couch and read my book, watch some t.v. catch up with my sweetie, and maybe make some phone calls. I am depending upon FB more and more for keeping in touch online, and am not getting around to visit my blogging friends very often. I regret that part, and try to do that on the weekends when I have a chance.
Work is a great creative outlet for me, though. For those who don't know, I began teaching preschool at Spring Break. It had been eight years since I had worked in this field, and the transition was not an easy one for me. On top of that, our center was going through a lot of transition itself, though I am happy to report that things have now settled down. I enjoy my job and am ready to keep progressing into becoming a better teacher.
I have begun preparing for the 2013-2014 school year, and am organizing a curriculum notebook and the children's portfolios. Hopefully I will someday be writing a book on teaching the 2's and 3's. I also want to get back into working on my Early Oregon stuff too. There is so much that I want to do, but for right now I guess that what I am getting done is enough.
I would like to sit back and feel fine about relaxing at the end of the day. If only this slogan wasn't my motto: "Good, better, best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better's best!" I always feel like I need to accomplish more than I ever do.
Well, thanks for listening. Leave me a comment, and I'll be by to visit you soon. Oh, here is a picture of our great-nephew, James. I watched him a couple of Sunday's ago, and he is such a delight:
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