Friday, February 25, 2011

Dear Friend and Teacher

In Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom wrote:

"Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine? If you are lucky enough to find your way to such teachers, you will always find yourself back. Sometimes only in your head. Sometimes right alongside."

Ben Whitener was this teacher for me. Ben was a serious teacher, who expected and at times demanded attention and respect. I first met him as a teacher when I was a 14 year old Freshman. I continued to have him for a teacher through four years of French, as well as English my Senior Year. I was a hardworking, but not excellent student. I set high goals for myself and was defeated that I never made it into National Honor Society. Near the end of my Senior Year, Mr. Whitener came to me and said, "Lynnea, I wouldn't think any more of you if you were in Honor Society." I was one of the lucky ones--I have been profoundly changed by having had Ben Whitener as a teacher and friend.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Life is Good

I am baking up a big batch of Party Mix. I went for a three mile walk today. The weather is perfect. The girls are happily doing homework. I wore my Wonder Woman lipstick today.

The sum of these parts=Happiness

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Yeah that about sums it up. I am tired. Josh was out of town earlier this week and I didn't sleep well. I was watching the clock fearful I would be negligent on my getting the girls to school on time responsibility.

It is 4 30 and I am interested in curling up for a nap--but I have places to be at 5 30, so that isn't going to happen! Sounds nice though.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oh Yeah...

I envision this in my future decor!

What to Wear?

I am that crazy person. I try on my clothes for the day every night. Yeah, I know. I don't just lay them out. I try them all on with various shoes, etc. I have been doing this since I was little. It gives me sanity somehow. :)

As I write, I have two possibilities for tomorrow. I wonder what direction I should go?

PB Snickers

Are only so-so.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just So You Know...

I am Aunt Lynnea now.

I have a niece born yesterday evening!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Good vs Evil

Mega Mind was totally worth the $1 each at the movies tonight. I thought it was great.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OXO Kitchen Shears

Not only will they cut through chicken breasts, flower stems, twine, and other household items. They will snip human flesh. Ouch. I wondered for a few minutes if I needed stitches.