Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I blame facebook!

I know, I know. It has been awhile since I really posted anything of substance. It seems like when I try to post I realize that I have said everything via Facebook or Twitter. But then a kind relative reminded me that others may want an update.

Spring is here. I am so glad for the sunshine! Feb was such a long month but March flew by.. All of my 'to-do' lists for March were a blur. At work the end of year deadlines are approaching but so is my summer break Like many school districts, we are getting hit by budget cuts for this year and next. It seems like every week we hear something new. My district is still pretty solid so we are just trimming down so we don't have to do drastic cuts.

I have been enjoying the outdoors since the sun made reappearance. This really isn't helping my motivation for my Grad work. I was very strict and on-task till Spring Break. I really need to buckle down but try to squeeze in some outdoors time. Tennis starts soon and I want to get my hip healthy to play. Summer plans are up in the air. I am trying to drag a friend overseas but I may end up just doing a long weekend somewhere. This is my motivation. :)

Big New.... I got a new car. It is a Nissan Altima. It has been over 7 years since I bought a car so it was a shock. It has been great so far and I am getting over 100 miles more per tank. I miss my SUV.... I almost teared up when the dealership took it away. But it served me well.

Hope all is well with you! Keep me posted.

Cheers, Lisa

Tartan Day Part 2

Scottish Homecoming Video

Scotland Homecoming 2009

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tartan Day

Happy Tartan Day to all my Scottish Friends. (Or those who just love everything ) Scottish. Grab your kilt and a wee bit o’ haggis!!

From the Glens to the coast and the Craigs to the Highlands, Scotland is a lovely country. No matter where I went, Scotland had a certain feel about it. Always lined with a bit of salt air. Living there was everything I thought it would be plus more. I didn’t realize how vivid & wild the countryside would be and how eclectic/diverse the people are. Plus is is a history-buffs dream. Throw in the accent and I am lost. I will admit that there are parts of Scotland that I haven’t figured out. Especially the divide with catholics/non-catholics, Glasgow, and the crazy rivalry between the Celtics 7 the Rangers and fried candy bars. Regardless, Scotland sweeps me off my feet every time.

Some Tartan Day Links:

Scottish Peeps
Sir William Wallace

Robert Burns
Mary Queen of Scots
Queen Victoria

Sir Sean Connery- James Bond

Gerard Butler

Craig Ferguson

David Tennant- Dr Who
Ewan McGregor