Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bucket List Bonuses

I don't really have a bucket list. I've pretty much done things I've wanted to as life unfolded.

However, just recently I've had two personal highlights that put a grin on my face just thinking about them:

1) Getting to be the "front man" in a school talent show. The teachers put on a dance. Each grade level (all ladies) had nice choreography. I did the intro and refrain and just free styled. We had a laughing and adoring audience of 400 plus elementary school students. It was hilarious and fun. (Did I mention most of us wore wigs?) Me in a dance number? Bucket-list stuff.

2) Grand-slam with two outs... Today was teachers vs. the 6th grade. We're talking big fish in a very small pond. The first few innings were close, but in around the fourth I came to bat with two outs and bases loaded. The stuff of dreams. No real pressure, but what an opportunity. I took a nice high pitch and sent it within two feet of the center fielder's glove. She missed it, and I trotted the bases. I'd be lying if I didn't say that was a kick in the pants.

A few weeks ago I applied for a job in a neighboring district. I didn't even get an interview, and weeks like the last two, make me glad. What fun! (I'm one lucky guy to work with such a great staff and great kids.)  I'm also glad I love and live by such songs as "I hope you dance." (And... play ball!)

Two more days and this school year is in the history books for me. ;-)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Visitors are on their way!

School is almost out. The final week looms with the break of day. What then?

Visitors! (Woo-hoo!) The grand-kids are coming! The grand-kids are coming! (And their parents: that's sweet too.) ;-)

So, I'm doing some fixing, cleaning, emptying drawers and closets in preparation for the Haan clan of SIX: parents, two girls, and 6 month old twin boys!

Oh what fun at the Evans' compound. (It's a small compound, but we're all very flexible and happy to be together.)

So one more busy week... and then... Summer fun with family!

Life is good.