Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Girl

Monday, November 16, 2009


As I've been thinking about teaching Madigan, I've started noticing "little" things that I didn't notice as readily before. Pattern recognition, for instance, is something I take for granted. Why do certain patterns/shapes appeal to me more than others? How/when did I learn to recognize those patterns? Letters are shapes and have certain patterns, so obviously pattern recognition is an important part of our learning curve from infancy-and-beyond.

I've also been thinking about numbers and what a huge role they actually play in every day life/living. Think about all the times that you use numbers every day for even the most menial tasks. And, as much as I detest Math, I'm realizing that I actually get a great deal of joy from numbers and that some are very meaningful to me.

1. 12:34 – just get back from lunch and look at my computer clock to see the beautiful sequence.
2. 5:00 – “Outta here!” Work officially over for the day
3. 09/09/09 – Awesome! And, incidentally, my birthday this year
4. 721 – a number branded on my psyche – my daddy’s badge number, a reminder to me of his service and his sacrifice
5. 37 – “winning number” with my little Golden Retriever. She swept the fair that year winning multiple championships and the grand championship in Obedience
6. 123 _____________ - the address to the little white house where we grew up
7. 12/25 – Christmas! My FAVORITE holiday!
8. 2 – the perfect number of Scotties that should reside in every household
9. 1/24 - D Day! (Hypothetically... as if they ever arrive on time)


Friday, November 13, 2009

Grandpa's feedback...

The following are comments that my dad has made about Madigan's extraordinary level of seemingly constant activity:

"He's posting and keeps getting on the wrong lead." (Practice makes perfect as we all know.)
"You might have a foot race to the delivery room at this rate...!" (As much practice as he gets all day, he would definitely win.)
"Maybe turning down that hip hop music you play all the time would help?" (Yeah, you know me and my hip hop music!)
"[He gives] new reality to the phrase, 'jogging in place'."(FOR SURE!)

Yep... we're going to have our hands full once he hits the ground (running).

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Philippians 2:13

"For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."
(English Standard Version)