July 26, 2006

My friend Jack


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.

I spent today with my blosser buddies. I got to hold Ella while her Momma washed the dishes & talked to an old friend. I read with Sam. And after lunch I took Jack to his last pottery class. He glazed 5 monsters, one bowl & a good rattle. It was a fun day. Now off to the movies with one of my students.

btw...this photo was taken with my new camera phone. Too much fun!
Posted by Stina at 3:47 PM

July 24, 2006

Goofing off


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Originally uploaded by neoandsgo.
this photo was just too funny not to post to my blog. That's my sister in a ill designed water toy. How funny?!
Posted by Stina at 8:51 PM

July 23, 2006

what's with the fish

Celebration Day is a tradition for CCO-New Staff Training. It always happens the day before we move out. For the 2nd year in a row we went to Debbie's house and had a great BBQ pool party. But the best part were the games...a diving contest, slippery watermelon battle, swim race, wet tp & fishing for goldfish. I signed up for the goldfish event...mainly because it was the only one with one participants by the time I got there. Well it entailed 3 rounds of fishing for goldfish with my hand, putting it my mouth and then transfering it to a cup with water. The first two rounds I got 2 fish, the last round I caught 3. So that means I had 7 fish in my mouth. At one point I was so in to the game that I forgot there was a fish in my mouth. Not to worry I didn't swallow it. It was a fun game, not sure I'd do it again, but certainly a first for me.

Posted by Stina at 9:31 PM

getting ready


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Posted by Stina at 9:25 PM

almost have it


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Posted by Stina at 9:24 PM

fishing of a different sort


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Posted by Stina at 9:23 PM

July 22, 2006

when things end


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.

I'm back home in Columbus now. Summer Training ended yesterday, then I headed to Kent for a friends party, I stayed out too late and drove home this afternoon. Now I'm in the process of unpacking my stuff.

It's alwasy strange when things come to a close. The summer was good. I learned a lot, laughed a lot, cried some, ate good summer eats, celebrated my birthday, went to a Pirates game, make several thousand copies, manged the budget, did a lot of sudoku, played a lot of settlers, learned how to play speed scrabble, learned a little about basketball, even played a few games. I made a lot of new friends, got to know old friends even better and now after 5 weeks of living amongst 40+ people I'm home in my little residence hall apartment.

It was a good summer, restorative and life giving. Back to unpacking.
Posted by Stina at 7:08 PM

July 16, 2006

the summer of taffy


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.

yesterday my summer roommate Kelly & I order 2 lbs of Salt water taffy from this stand in Yarmouth, MA on Cape Cod. I brought a box back from vacation and we have been rationing it all summer. We even had someone bring us some from Ocean City, NJ. We decided though that the Cape Cod stuff is the best, primarily because you can really taste the salt in it. So we called the number of the back of the box and sure enough they ship to other places. So hopefully the box will come before her parents come to visit on Tuesday afternoon.

Yummy Taffy!
Posted by Stina at 9:50 PM

silly girls


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.

Jessika & Me being silly at the game on Friday. Our beautiful glow shows you just how hot it was.
Posted by Stina at 10:03 AM

it was so hot...


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at the Friday Night Pirates Game in Pittsburgh that the babies got to be naked. Lucky! As part of my job this summer I helped to organize a CCO staff & family outing to PNC Park for a Pirates Game. About 100 folks came and had a good time! And the Pirates broke their losing streak!

p.s. These are two future CCO staff members, Owen & William.
Posted by Stina at 9:58 AM

July 13, 2006

in a basket


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.
on Sunday, Kelly & I watched our friends baby. He's a big boy and once he falls asleep he gets really heavy. So because we were at our apartment we didn't have a bed for him. We improvised and put him in a laundry basket. Clever if I so say so myself.
Posted by Stina at 9:57 AM

The Pirates Who Don't do Anything!


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.

Last night the theme dinner was Pirates. So Kelly and I dressed up as Veggie Tale Characters. It was fun.
Posted by Stina at 9:55 AM

July 9, 2006

Day at the Lake


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Originally uploaded by coolauntstina.
Yesterday several of us CCO new staff training support staff had a day outing to Roaming Shores, OH. Kelly"s (our director) parents have a home on a lake there. We went boating for over 4 hours. It was an adventure. I got in the water several times. Everyone tried water skiing except me, not an ounce of interest there. Instead I ventured out on the tube. I was way fun and it takes no athletic ability on my part. The day was a nice change of pace for our training team!
Posted by Stina at 4:12 PM

July 5, 2006

Theme Dinner...Game Piece Night


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Qat (noun): a shrub cultivated in the Middle East and Africa for its leaves and buds that are the source of an habituating stimulant when chewed or used as a tea.
Posted by Stina at 7:08 PM

I Like to Ride my Bicycle!


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Posted by Stina at 7:07 PM