Friday, October 24, 2014

Directions Workshop

Did you ever get one of these when you were in grade school? Was a topic of conversation during a lull at work today, so I found an example.


Directions Worksheet

Materials: You may need: a sheet of paper, a pencil, and a box of crayons. 


1. Read all directions before beginning.
2. Take out one sheet of lined paper.
3. Place it on your desk so that the holes are on the left side and the margin is at the top.
4. Skipping lines, number your paper 1-7
5. On the first line, write your name.
6. On the second line, write the name of the person sitting across from you.
7. On the sixth line, draw three stars using a blue crayon.
8. In the center of the paper, about 5 lines below line seven, draw a box.
9. Write the number of siblings you have to the right of the box.
10. Divide the box into four equal parts with a purple crayon.
11. Color the top right hand section of the box orange.
12. Draw a flower in the bottom left hand corner of the box.
13. Color the center of the flower red.
14. Turn your paper upside down.
15. Write out today’s date using all capital letters.
16. Turn your paper right side up again. 
17. On line three, draw a small picture of your favorite food.
18. Draw a circle around it.
19. Write the name of your first pet on line four.
20. Draw a star in each corner of your paper, using four different colors.
21. Underline two of the stars. 
22. Turn your paper over.
23. Fold it in half lengthwise.
24. Fold it in half the other way.
25. Write your middle name on the outside.
26. Ignore directions one through twenty-five and enjoy watching everyone else do this activity wrong.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


I travelled north last weekend to spend Canadian Thanksgiving weekend with my little family - my ENTIRE little family!

I drove up Saturday after work, arriving The Husband's northern abode at midnight AB time.

The daughter flew up from YLW on Sunday, and we gathered at The Son's house that day, all of us together for the first time in four years!

Auntie and the Little Guy

Grandpa, Grandma and Auntie met the newest member of our family for the first time. He was three months old on Monday, and mostly an engaging and 'chatty' little fellow when not in the grips of teething pain. Poor little man.

Monday was turkey day: deep fried turkey (don't knock it if you haven't tried it - good eatin') with all the fixings and pumpkin pie, of course. We played games, spent time around the fire pit outside, and generally had a wonderful weekend together.

The Daughter and I drove back to southern BC on Tuesday, both of us having that day off in lieu of days owed, so it worked out well.

The autumn colours are still vibrant in this area. I was up on Turtle Mountain on my way to work Friday morning, in need of a photo for the cover of the Sunday real estate supplement. What do you think of these pics? I kind of like them.

Used the first photo on this week's cover. Posted the following two photos simply because I love the cloud formations. I'm a cloud junkie.