Friday, March 6, 2020

Random Tid Bits

  1. This week is midterm week. I had one student that missed Monday-Wednesday because she was sick. That makes it hard to take exams. She's usually a very punctual student. Her roommate relies on her for a ride, so she skipped Monday as well. Note that they live within walking distance. I was more annoyed with the roommate skipping, than the sick, usually very responsible student missing.
  2. I wrote a few tests. I think they are creative. I have a crossword puzzle on both of them. Then I'd have as one multiple choice answer, something ridiculous that would never be the answer. I have two groups of people: One group thinks my tests are fun and creative. Some have said, "Please put a crossword puzzle on the test. That makes it much more interesting." The second group thinks ridiculous things added are a waist of time, and gives them too many options. They are the complainers. I've decided that no matter what, I can't win with everyone.
  3. A few weeks ago I found out I'm going to be an Aunt again. I have one niece, and 6 nephews. In August I'll have another niece. My younger sister is going to have her 5th child! She's actually had one more, but he passed away. She has Evan (almost 15), Elijah (almost 12), Emerson (8), Edison (almost 6), and this one will be Margret after our Grandma we never knew. She died when my Dad was just a few years old.

    Because my sister is a carrier of Trisomy 18: She has 1 in 3 chances of having a kid living with it, 1 in 3 chances of a kid carrying it to pass it on like she has, and 1 in 3 chances of having a kid that's not a carrier at all. It's a bit of a touchy subject with a few family members. I understand the opinions. Heck I was done after 2 kids. BUT she's not me, so I will love the kid regardless.

    Because of my outlook, I was the 2nd one told. She told me right after her husband. She was scared to tell our older sister, and nervous to tell my parents. It went ok. My Mom is excited to buy more girl things, everyone is glad after this, that they are totally done, Elijah (almost 12) is annoyed that their family of boys is getting a girl, Isaak's glad because Edison (almost 7) doesn't like to be picked up any more; he thinks this new baby will take his spot.

    Meet Margret: 

    My Dad, Mom and I were all talking about what we'd call her. Margret, Maggie, Greta are all names that came up.
  4. Next week is spring break. It's also Mica's trip to Chicago. Fingers crossed it all goes well!

  5. Mica's Health Care Academy Teacher wants him to go to Huston, Texas this summer for a Health Event. It's $1,500 we'd have to cough up. I am thinking that's a firm - no! I am pretty sure she's not too happy he won't be going. I really didn't say anything when she brought it up. I didn't know signing him up, for Health Care Academy would mean he'd be part of a big, expensive trip. It wouldn't even be fun - all around. It would be health conferences, and activities that revolved around that. Maybe I should have told her, nope. I was kind of in jaw dropping mode.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WW: The Orpheum Theater {Linky}

I've been super duper busy with midterms. I had to rewrite my exams because the students have newer systems, so we can't use the online testing system we were using. Lots of work!

Anyhow...a few weeks back we went to The Orpheum Theater here in Omaha, Nebraska. It's such a beautiful building! I took my students there because they were working on a Theatrical Campaign.


I had to pull out the fisheye lens:


The wiring in their main chandelier dates from 1927. It weighs 1,500 pounds and it's 16-feet tall by eight-feet wide.


Back Stage:

Off Stage:


Bubble Lights:

Henry Fonda Room:

Henry Fonda is from Omaha, so he has a room dedicated to him. After this I went home, and put On the Golden Pond on hold at the library. The kids thought it was boring, but I love rewatching it! Travis enjoyed seeing it for the first time.

The Lion King Mask:

Drinking Fountain:

Do you like visiting theaters? We had this one to ourselves! 


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