Friday, June 1, 2012

Photo Friday 2012 ~ 22 ~

I took 3 photos this week.  What the heck?!  I guess it's really true that the last week of school is busy.  But guess is the first official day of summer break!!  I am so excited!  I admit though that my brain is not quite there yet.  I still have a million things to do and so I'm not quite in the relaxed mood that I'd like to be. On the one hand, I've got things to get done for my business and our home, but on the other hand I have absolutely nothing planned for the kids and that scares me.  I mean, I like my calendar to be free for spur of the moment get togethers and days of just hanging at home, but the wide openness of it right now is a little daunting.  Like I need to think of ways to fill it and it's stressing me out.  How stupid is that?!  Like I said, my brain is just not in the right place yet.  But it's only the first day so I'm sure I'll get it figured out soon enough.  I just need to get in the groove of summer.  And that's a great problem to have...I am not complaining!  Okay, back to this week's photos.  My kids brought home ridiculous amounts of papers this week and I go through most of them right away and 99% of them go straight in the trash.  This one caught my attention though.  I just had to take a picture of it to save.  My daughter did a unit on poetry and she wrote lots of flowery nice poems, but this one just cracks me up!

"I'm already edgicaded."  Best line of poetry ever...  Reminds me of when I was in like 3rd grade and I thought it was totally logical that I could stop school right then and teach 2nd grade when I grew up...after all, a 3rd grader already knows everything that they teach in 2nd grade, right?!

And just another note on the poem...I hope she writes something much different at the end of next year since I'm going to be her teacher!  Yes, we are enrolling our kids in the Ohio Virtual Academy and we feel awesome about our decision.  I am excited to see what the next school year will hold.  This summer I have lots to do to get our school room (currently our dining room) ready and for us to get in the right moods to learn at home, but I think it's going to be fun to get the kids involved in the whole process.

On a totally different note, I do have a couple more photos to share, but I didn't take them this week.  I'm a total cheater...bad teacher.  I took these last week but completely forgot to post them.  They are of these awesome flowers in our neighbor's backyard.  I don't remember seeing them last year, and they completely have me intrigued.  They look just like candy corn!  And they are changing every day.  They sort of open at the bottom and then shrivel as they bloom upwards.  Very strange...not at all like your traditional flower.  I tried to google and see what they are called, but all I could find were a couple other photos of them also being called "candy corn flowers".  And there are lots of other flowers that look like candy corn too.  Who knew?

If you happen to know the real name of these flowers, please leave a comment and let me know!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. The poem is wonderful and glad you "captured" it to save. The flower is a red hot poker. Here's a link:

  2. flower quite possibly is 'Kniphofia Hirsuta' otherwise known as "Red Hot Poker Plant" :)


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