Thursday, May 28, 2009

Computer 2

I sit this afternoon at computer #2 at our local Jr. High School. I am here for Mr. Ginalio, in GYM. Of all classes...give me almost anything, ALMOST anything else. In case you didn't know I am a substitute teacher by trade (right now) but in a few weeks will be taking the Praxis Test to hopefully get my teaching certificate. I had my certificate many moons ago, but children came and Rick and I agreed it was important for them to have their mother home! I loved every minute...well most minutes. They have turned out to be sweet, kind, helpful, enjoyable children among many , many other things. (Please, Please pray for me, I need to pass!!!!)
Now that the children are getting older and I feel the urge (actually it's a push from Rick who cant wait for me to get a job with "real" benefits! LOL) to certify and try to find a teaching job. I would love to be a 1st grade teacher! Can you see me? I can!
Life keeps changing, I am so happy with most of the changes!
Until I pass my Praxis I will be sitting here on COMPUTER #2

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks to all the men and women who protect

and risk their lives for our Country!

My father was in the Navy!
It is just one of the reasons I love him!

Thank you dad!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


My reality can be so boring.
Each day is pretty much the same thing;
school (work),cooking dinner, no car ~ so no shopping (ugh),
reading, and watching tv.
I admit it. TV is my release!
The best part of TV are the Reality Shows!
They seem to make my boring existance less dull.
I can live through them and become
a Singer
(oh yeah I would win Idol!)
a Top Chef
(I would be the first contestant that Chef Ramsey NEVER screamed at, and because I dont like foul language he would not swear at me!)
America's Next Top Model
(move over Tyra!)
an Amazing Racer
(I love travel, now who to race with?)
Everyone needs a release!
Mine is reality!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fire Drill

Today I am substitute teaching at the high school for an english teacher, Ms. Vince.
It seemed to be going fine.
Suddenly, the LOUDEST, shrillest, most abnoxous sound came screeching across the school!
A fire drill!
Of course I knew earlier.
It was on the board in the teachers lounge.
Do you think I remembered?
NO, of course not!
I have read the instructions for fire drills,
but I totally had no clue.
Do I lock the door? Stop to take my purse? Wait for the kids or run ahead and save myself?
OH yeah, just a drill, I knew that!
As we 'casually' walked outside I heard one of the administrators say,
"it's taking too long!"
Crap, was that my fault? Should I have left the purse?
I did grab the rolls. I remembered something.
But to top it all off, I didn't recognize any of the kids when we finally got outside.
So now what?
I am so glad there wasn't a fire or I might have lost half of my class.
Who do you take roll of if you can't find them?
(Truth...I finally recognized one long haired, hippy (?) skater kid.) WHEW!
I was in the right spot.
"look cool, Lorri. Act like you know what your doing!"
First fire drill down, I think I can handle this.
Maybe next time I will actually lock the door...It only looked like I did!
Shhh dont tell!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

David Sterling Thorne

Happy Birthday David!


I am so proud to be your Mom!

You have grown up so strong and handsome and fun!

Your a good example to your younger sisters who LOVE you very much!

Thanks for choosing to come and be part of our family!

Love ya Dave!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Girls VS Boys

So when Taylor was a little girl I asked her if she would like a grilled cheese sandwich.
She loves her older brother and worries about him.
"so mommy, does David get a boy cheese?"
So sweet and adorable! I love that little girl!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Concert Choir King of the Voices!

Danielle is in Concert Choir.

They are a wonderful Choir of about 40. You must audition to be part of these amazing vocal talents!

Recently they had a trip to Phili to compete in the Heritage Festival. Schools from all over the area compete for Top Honors.
Choirs, Bands, Orchestras etc.
Concert Choir 2008-2009

The 3 day trip was filled with sight seeing, eating cheese steaks, singing in a beautiful old church and best of all...

Winning !!!

Best Choir for their division!


Recieving 2 or more Judges scores of OVER 95!

Winning !!!

Best overall Choir for ALL choirs, bands and orchestras!Congratulations!

It takes a lot of hard work to be that WONDERFUL!
Trust me, they are that WONDERFUL!

Danie the Amazing Concert Choir Singer!

I know they are Very Proud of themselves!

We are VERY, Very Proud of them TOO!

Danie and Alana!
Congratulations Danielle and Friends!