In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Eloise and her school's newly formed Drama Club put on their first performance.

"Mighty Minds"is a mini-musical about the stress of standardized testing.

The students panic.
The teacher has to call in some super hero friends of hers to convince the students that they will do well on the tests because they are intelligent, curious, & have Mighty Minds.

All of the kids worked so hard to pull this together.

They did a fabulous job

This is a pic of Eloise and her Drama Coach Ms. C, whom she adores.

To the entire Drama Team I say


Monday, March 16, 2009

A Call to Action....

There are three projects that I feel very strongly about. The first isn't a "project" it is a necessity. PRAYER is the most important tool one can use in any battle. The other two are simple ways we can make our voice heard.

It seems that our president isn't satisfied with giving women the choice to kill innocent babies. He now wants to FORCE DOCTORS AND NURSES TO PERFORM SUCH PROCEDURES EVEN IF IT GOES AGAINST THEIR BELIEFS. You can sign an online petition at http://www.beheard.com/

The third thing I would like for you to consider is Red Envelope Day. The concept is simple:bombard the nations postal services and the President with millions of red envelopes on MARCH 31ST. The point is to send a message that there are still millions of people who believe that the blood(reason for red) of innocent babies is crying out to the Lord. If you would like to participate this is what you do:

Use a standard sized red envelope.

Seal it.

Place the proper postage on it.

Address it to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 205000

On the back write:
This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.
It is empty, because the life that was taken also is.

There are a lot of rumors going around that the post office isn't going to send them because they are empty. If the proper postage is on them and they are sealed, then they have to send them by law. The website also recommends printing the mailing info on white labels so that they are easier for the machines at the post office to scan. Otherwise the postal workers may have to enter them all by hand if the addresses aren't clear or legible. The point is not to irritate postal workers who have a job to do.

Well I gotta go now, I have an important school assignment that must be attended to.

Monday, March 9, 2009


It is almost 1:00 am and I had to take a mental break for just a minute. I have been swimming in technical jargon for the past few days. Schemata and graphophonemic cues will have to step aside and make way for important texts like LOL and TTFN! The picture above is of a quilt square my husband and I made for my Children's Literature class. The woman depicted in the top left was the children's lit teacher at the University of New Orleans for many years. She was also a children's book author. Since she has passed the current teacher thought it would be nice to make a quilt in her honor to be displayed at another college that the late Ms. Salley was active in supporting.
*This is the only assignment that I have enjoyed doing this semester.*
Well I guess I have dallied long enough...back to my essay.