It's been a busy week. We celebrated my father's 100th birthday (he died 31 years ago) on Friday with a virtual family reunion on Facebook and a challenge posted by a grandson to collect 100 memories in honor of my dad's birthday. We made it! I often think of how excited my father would be in the changes that have occurred in our world during the past 31 years!
I had wanted to host a real family reunion to honor of this special birthday, but my son's wedding in June and a great niece's wedding this week took travel priority for our family members who are scattered from the West coast (CA, OR, WA, NV) to the middle of the country (OK, TX, TN) to the East coast (DC, FL) with a grandson in Afghanistan. I like to think that my dad was able to peek in on our virtual reunion.
Saturday I updated friends with this post on Facebook.
Anniversary Hike - We hiked five miles in two hours. Each mile represents six years of marriage. You do the math!
I spent a few hours in my classroom yesterday with the requisite stop by the teacher supply store last night. We start school in two weeks, but first I'm off to UT for my great niece's wedding and a weekend rendezvous with my daughter in Portland. Then next week I must get serious about school. Our first required teacher day is next Thursday, but I have much to do before we start with that whirlwind of required meetings.
Finally, I must share a link I discovered today. While surfing the net (a favorite summer activity) and procrastinating cleaning the house, I stumbled across the Powerful Learning website.
I downloaded their Free Twitter Handbook for teachers from the sidebar on the right. I saved it to my Dropbox and I'm hoping that by next week I'll be Twitter savvy. I have an account which my kids helped me set up, but so far understanding Twitter has eluded me. I'll let you know next week if their handbook does the trick for this old dog who wants to learn new tricks!
When I opened Facebook today, I saw that I'm slated to be changed to the dreaded timeline format. And so the changes continue!