I’m visiting with family in advance of a campus interview up North tomorrow morning and saw this picture of us from over 20 years ago at my sister’s house. This photo was taken during my time as Director of Intercultural Relations at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I’m sure my daughter was only about 11 years old at the time and my lil sister (City Councilwoman Sims) and I were in our mid-thirties. What a great memory!!
This was during some ball soiree that my students asked me to chaperon for them. It’s so funny because I don’t remember that my sister was there. She said it was taken around the time of my birthday (Valentine’s Day); because someone gave me a scary stuff animal that I hated and I then regifted it to her. LOL Nonetheless, I really love this photo of us!! ❤
One of the many gifts that my mother (and father) have passed down to all of her children (boys included) is the ability to cook. I have subsequently passed this talent down to my own daughter and have been blessed to enjoy some awesome dinners prepared by her over the past few months. However, today was Mommy’s day to cook and I felt like omelets and pancakes. I gave myself the nickname “Foodie Judy” today because I enjoy cooking and it has a lovely rhyme to it! 🙂
Headed to the mall to buy a new blouse and then to the library to work on my new research manuscript that I’m preparing for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR). I just downloaded the trial version of NVivo 11 and it’s great!! I’m going to use it in order to process all of the qualitative data I’ve collected from my study. I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful three-day weekend and take the time to reflect on our upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Shout out to all the Veterans and loved ones in my family who fought for our freedom and liberty. You’re the real MVPs!!
“MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA” Left to right: MICHAEL EALY, LAZ ALONSO, DEREK LUKE, OMAR BENSON MILLER Ph: David Lee ©2008 Buffalo Soldiers In Italy, LLC – ON My Own Produzioni Cinematografiche S.R.L.
(L TO R) Matteo Sciabordi, Omar Benson Miller (behind Matteo) Michael Ealy, Derek Luke (forefront), Laz Alonso. This film chronicles the story of four black American soldiers stationed in Tuscany, Italy during Word War II.
Today is our Mommy – Daughter ❤ cooking Sunday. My daughter made her first banana pudding while I made my first crockpot stew with vegetables. I think this is going to turn our great!! Won’t know for eight hours though. 🙂
Crockpot Beef Stew
So I’m over at the Woodward Park Middle School library being impressed by their images of Black role models displayed throughout the building. I took a picture of a poster board that made note of my Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors (and adult educator) Septima Clark and Toni Morrison.
Suddenly a familiar book caught my eye in the section of the library that highlighted Who’s Who in Black Columbus. I particularly noted the New Millenium Edition because of its lovely silver color. Also, because I remember being included in it as one of Central Ohio’s “On the Rise” professionals back in 2000 (I also have a copy of the book in my Georgia storage unit). So I scoured the book and there I was on page 108. I swear I don’t seem to have aged much over the past 17 years. I also want to note that I was rockin’ the “blond” hair way before Beyoncé!! 👀😂🤣😂
The Seniors brought in some delicious African Sambusa during our the 7th period US History class. I was the Substitute Teacher benefactor having to cover for the ESL teacher today. I enjoyed these delicious treats so much that the Seniors gave me the extra leftovers in order to take home for dinner tonight. 🙂 #Winning #ILoveBeingAnEducator ❤
Shortly, I’m going to be doing my end of the school year teaching highlights blog post (with pics). It will cover my time with the Columbus City School District Pre-K babies all the way up to our 12th-grade young adult seniors. For now, there are only 7 more days left in the academic school year. Then, my Summer and Fall adventures 2017 will commence.
Tchakiri Recipe from Senegal, Africa