August 2010

Continuing the theme of posting a few of my favorite things, here is a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. It is an oil on canvas of a Canna lily.


On one of my last days at work, I walked in to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers on my table. A precious beginner reader who I have worked with this summer gave me flowers! His mom believed he worked best with me and requested I work solely with her son. That made me feel special or something. Sadly, mom and student were disheartened to discover I was leaving to return to school. The little boy looked at me one day and said, “Miss Suzanne, I’m going to miss you.” Ahhh! So sweet. I never expected a student to like me that much or to give me flowers! These are the moments I am glad I teach.

My friends know this and if you are around me during cool to cold weather you will key in quickly. I LOVE pashminas and scarves. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have a draw full of them in an array of colors, patterns, and sizes. It is my dream accessory – fashion, function, fun. I discover a new one from the Limited and decided I would share my passion for pashminas!

I am posting a few things that I just love. Things that I own, want to own, or hope to own. The first on the list: a winter white coat. I have dreamed of owning one and living somewhere I can wear it. England sounds like a good place! This coat is by Tulle and is fabulous. What do you think?

I have a beginner reading student learning his letters. As requested by the ISD, we are working on his name, capital letters, basic grammar, directional skills, and basic phonemes so he enter kindergarten on grade level. We intensified his alphabet skills and letter recognition, but sweet, precious student has a bit of a name. It is definitely of Eastern European origin. He struggles with it, so to give him a break and to practice other letters, I had him write my name. He scrunched up his nose and said, “Your name is long.” I agreed, but he still wrote it. Here is proof. It is just cute!


Houston to Philadelphia to London


And: the Los Angeles UK visa office received my application. If all goes well and smoothly, they’ll have it processed in 5-15 days plus the time for the mail service! YAY!

Many weeks ago, I journeyed to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas to purchase an International Student Identity Card. (Baylor does not offer this service.) After waiting for a lady to print the card and mail it, the card finally arrived – three weeks later. I am a little perturbed about this, but whatever…I have the card now.

Anyway, it is a handy little blue/green card that can give students a super discounted rate on airfare, hotels, and the such. I looked into the card due to an inexpensive plane ticket I found on the STA website. Now I can purchase it! Yay! One more step toward moving to England!

If you are an international student, student traveling internationally, or a teacher, you should look into getting a card. Check out the website here!

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