Everyone's busy this week with Thanksgiving. I just have to get away from all the hype. I hate what they've done to Christmas and Thanksgiving. So I'm outta here!
Sorry, one more doodle. I did this one a few weeks ago and wasn't sure I liked it, but I find it sort of 'grows' on you -- no pun intended. I could call it Veggies, but officially it is in my book as 'Foliage'.
Now, for the people who think I'm too hard on myself, I have to say I quite like this and may try another one like it one day soon.
Really, I am not quite so hard on myself as it may seem. As I said on AJ's blog, I have an analytical mind by nature and by training. I've been taught that there's always room for improvement. In a high school of 600 I only ever remember one student getting an end of term grade of A- in seven years. (Those were the days when everyone's grade was read out before the whole school assembly! Imagine that happening today!) To get a B o r B+ on any assignment was a great achievement. The theory was, no one can achieve perfection. How different from today when everyone must win a ribbon so no one feels left out or inadequate. If you reward everyone, no-one needs to put out a lot of effort. Ah well, I'm on a hobby horse of mine now.
As an educator of the old school, with a few of the new school more humane refinements incorporated, I'd like to see a lot more emphasis on achievement, effort, respect, politeness, consideration and a more realistic approach to evaluation. Amazingly, my students really seemed to appreciate this.
I picked up some malware this week, so haven't done so much commenting on ABC Wednesday as usual. Watch out for Snap Do which likes to hijack your browser and then collects mounds and mounds of information, clogging you computer. My computer guy's advice is, immediately shut down you computer. That stops it collecting. Then scream for help. We're all clean and up and running now.
As I'm not as organized as my sister (see there it is again!), I will try to be on time with the weekly projects, but can't promise. We will be spending two weeks together and that will drive my husband batty because we are so much alike in what we do and the way we think. He will definitely be in the minority. We both mumble too! (Inside joke).