Friday, June 14, 2013

Wimberley Post 1

My family has been going to Wimberley, TX since way before I was born. We stay in a cabin by the river. We always had the time of our life growing up. I have many fond memories of my grandparents taking us there. The days are filled with swimming in the river or pool, snow cones, eating, and lots of relaxing.

We get at least 1 snow cone a day. The snow cone guy,Scott actually knows us because we go to his snow cone stand every year. He has the smoothest snow cones ever and more than 100 tasty flavors.



This is the view from our cabin. Sorry it’s a bit blurry. It’s from my phone. We can see the river and watch cars cross over the bridge. We are also right next to the pool. It’s so relaxing to just sit and watch the birds and to watch everyone on the river. This year, we saw a giant charter bus go over the bridge. I still don’t know how he made it as there is a very tight turn to get on the bridge. When he made it, he asked my dad for directions. He was down there walking the dogs. We were laughing so hard. Apparently the bus driver’s GPS took him that way.


IMG_20130611_162632_958I read,and read, and read some more while in Wimberley. This year I read two books and about 100 pages from the last Harry Potter book. I used to read the whole HP series every year at Wimberley. Notice my tabbed version of Deathly Hallows. It’s just so good that I had to mark all the awesome lines.


I also read Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal and The Westing Game.

Wimberley will be continued tomorrow.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Parking Lot Conversations

Well, things got a bit crazy in my last couple of weeks at school. Packing up a classroom is something that sucks more than I realize every year. I took a few things home to our storage unit (where I keep books I am hoarding but not using and stuff too advanced for my firsties). Anyway, as I was packing the car I had a yelling-across-the-parking-lot conversation with my principal. It went a little like this: (Keep in mind this is all yelling. I will spare you the all caps…)

Principal: Bye Melinda! Are you taking everything home?         

Me: No. I’m just taking a few things. I didn't want anything to get stolen. (Contractors are coming in to work on the AC, and they told us that certain things could be stolen, so just be prepared.)

Principal: Well I think they want something they can sell, not to draw on. Well, see you tomorrow!

Haha! I thought that was pretty funny. I think I did bring a couple of things too many, but I have paid way too much money and time for some of that stuff for it to get ruined or stolen. In my defense, I only took the small easel that she was referring to because there wasn’t anywhere in my classroom to store it. It doesn’t fold and it is very wide. Oh well!

Here are a few pictures of my packed up room.




I will not miss it! I’m so glad it’s summer! Within the next couple of days I’ll do a post on our trip to Wimberley. That was another reason I couldn’t post.