Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blog Love

I am feeling the blog love because SuKnitWitty sent me a goody in the mail! Look at how dear she is! I love the spool-y bell pull she made for me. Jeff hung it on the lamp. It's so cute! Sue knows I love Raggedy Ann and now I have another book! Woo hoo! Also, she sent me a magnet (a tiny one!) from the great state of Texas, so I put it on my new refrigerator! Yahoo! She made me some adorable Pom Pom charms and sent me cute buttons that I will love sewing on random things. She wanted to encourage me concerning school and wish me an early happy birthday. What a queen she is, that SuKnitWitty! I adore my blog friends. You are all unbelievably supportive and giving. I cherish your words and your attention. When I tell non-bloggers about the world of blogs, they just don't get it. They don't know what they are missing!

Because it's the weekend! (ahhhhh!) I took a leisurely stroll around the flower beds this morning. Things are looking tangled and I love that!

Have you ever had a sunflower wink at you? Now you have!

The sweet peas are having a long run. A few pin wheel petunias have joined them.

Last night I watched Slumdog Millionaire. Wow. I know that some children really do live like that in India. When I was in Cambodia last summer and we stopped to get gas in the motorcycle, a little girl came up to me begging. I gave her the USA dollar I had and she looked at it funny, of course. I felt bad for a long time after that, wishing I'd had a handful of Cambodian money to give her. I realized that survival is an amazing and vast idea. All the books we assigned the kids for summer reading have to do with survival - children trying to survive. I think instead of just giving the essay test, we need to talk about how survival relates to leadership. Leadership is a consideration when our needs are met. We can't assume our students needs are met and saying our theme for the year is leadership may be a bit presumptuous. I have to do some more thinking on this. What do you think? How do we teach kids compassion and what is a leader anyway?


libbyquilter said...

hi Pom Pom~!~

in my opinion, the best way to teach kids compassion is simply by being compassionate. i bet you're very good at it~!~

Slumdog Millionaire was a good movie and i thought it was one of those movies that actually was as good as it was talked up to be, which is a rare treat.

such nice thoughtfulness from suknitwitty. i've often thought that my family and friends look at me like i have an invisible secret friend when i speak of other bloggers and their lives but you're right; they don't know what they are missing!

not sure just when your birthday is but i'll send you a big birthday wish now and you can choose to use it whenever you like~!~ ;-)


The Mud Spattered Man said...

I love the picture of the purple flower, and the little panorama of the vines.

Heart Felt said...

I know what you mean ~ I have blog love too. I have met so many wonderful people since blogging from all around the world. It's fantastic! xx

Joei Rhode Island said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I still feel abit shy about calling other bloggers friends. But I am more of a lurker than one that exchanges.
Thought provoking blog you have here. What is or makes a leader...good question.
Oh....Happy Birthday, too.

Barbara said...

Love the sunflowers and glad I am not the only one who gets bored with the garden come late August.

Sounds like your husband is going to have a great trip.

Isn't it just wonderful to have dear little grand children. Nothing to compare.

Deborah said...

Wow! That is a good question! I'm not sure I have an answer to that one. Do you think compassion and leadership are related -- or should be related? I hope a few more bloggers have some good answers.

A very Happy Birthday to you!!




Carolyn ♥