Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Graduation Party!

Three cheers for my new highly degreed friends- Leah and Jeremy. The Olson's hosted a "formal" wear graduation party for these two fine friends of mine. Good times had by all! It's been a great start to the Christmas holiday season for me- there's been some kind of party or gathering since last Friday, and the next two nights there are also fun social events scheduled. Skating, jazz night, chats with good friends, visiting old students, playing basketball, shopping, and inbetween- crafting and baking- these have been the goings on in the last few days. Tomorrow is badminton, crafts, and out with the gals to the Globe Theatre's "Cinderella" performance. Lovely, lovely! I'm soaking up the whole "not planning", "not marking", "not anything school related" style of day. It's a nifty break indeed. The downer has been the absence of my Northern sister Heather, who is still in YK due to the Mackenzie River issue. That is a true bummer, but I will see her in Calgary, where I'm headed on Friday. It will be a lovely time; I'm very pumped to see my nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters too!!! Hee hee. Happy Christmas to all.

My fellow teaching professional- Mrs. Leah Reid.

Chemist extraordinairre- Mr. Jeremy Olson. One very clever chap.

The lady in pink and her cohorts.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

New Wheels

The Little Green Neon passed away 6 weeks ago. Introducing the new McMillan family vehicle- a foreigner to our former way of domesticated vehicle ownership...the Nissan Maxima. Doo doo doo.
Favorite feature thus far: automatic start!

Happy Birthday to Travis

Today I went to my nephew Travis' 1st birthday party. Happy Birthday, little guy! Austin had an early Christmas and was pretty excited about the Darth Vader book and Jet Plane Transformer that Santa brought. Fun!

I recommend this!

Need a good movie to watch over the Christmas holidays? I suggest "Les Choristes". It was refreshing for me- one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time. A great teacher story with great music! It's a French movie- so be prepared for the subtitles unless you've been brushing up on your French. Bon appetit!

Monday, December 05, 2005

High School Banquets

Pic from this evening's Christmas Banquet at WCHS...here is most of my guy's bball team. Sharp looking fellows, hey?

Friday, December 02, 2005


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
C.S. Lewis