Monday, April 27, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 17

The Good:
I got emotional on Marathon Monday as I stood in the rain watching some of the last waves of runners. They were at mile 24. Wet. Tired. But they kept GOING. Old. Young. Pregnant. Limping. Dripping. These amazing people kept going. You cheer their names and chant "you can do it" and then watch a runner pick up their pace and give a smile. It sums up what this city is about: together we can do anything!!

The Random:
Another teacher and I watched this video on a teacher website. Let's just say, we didn't see this coming and laughed SO hard! (video is about 40 seconds and makes it all clear!)

The Fun: 
Thursday was Yom HaAztmaut, Israeli Independence Day. 67 years ago, Israel became a country! We celebrated at school with dancing, singing, and fun activities. The 7th grade did an awesome flag corp routine with the Israeli flag to top it all off!


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27 thoughts on the matter:

Ohmydearests said... {Reply}

Must be so emotional watching the marathon... Especially in the rain- makes everything more emotional.

4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

Our hearts were definitely with y'all at the marathon!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Tamar, you probably ran the gamut of several emotions with those events. Isn't it great to feel human. Have a wonderful week!

booksandcandy said... {Reply}

My friend calls marathon Monday her Christmas!
Looks like a great week.

Nicki said... {Reply}

Allyson echoed your sentiments about the race - even though she isn't a runner (and has no ambition in that direction) - she is so, so proud of each and every person that participates in this race and has been honored to volunteer. It will possibly be one of the highlights of her memories of going to school at Wellesley.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Boston was on my mind that whole day. The rain must have made it even more emotional. That's awesome that you were able to go see some of them. I couldn't get the video to load. I will try later. Very curious now!

Kmcblackburn said... {Reply}

Blue flags against a gorgeous blue sky backdrop...perfect.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

WOW - so many things this week - it was emotional to watch the marathon on tv - I can't imagine being there.

Love the celebration of Yom HaAztmaut - so important to take note of such an important day & let the kids learn of it's significance.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

You live in an amazing city that is for sure!

Suburban Girl said... {Reply}

I can only imagine the emotions you must have felt at the marathon.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I've always wanted to cheer on runners in a marathon!

Leovi said... {Reply}

Yes I love these fun photos of the Marathon !

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

I admire anyone who can do a marathon. My daughter ran in one in Chicago some years back, and the training for it is grueling. It was fun to be on the sidelines for her.

Out And About Global said... {Reply}

I love your thoughts on the marathon. We were in Rome two years ago for the marathon and as I began calling out names my friend said, "how you know their names?" We got a laugh out of that and my pronunciation of Italian names.

21 Wits said... {Reply}

They ran with the strength of many! Great tears of joy I'm sure followed many! That teacher is too funny, I was surprised too, but it makes sense!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I bet it was incredibly emotional to stand and watch the runners take back the evil. It's so uplifting to cheer for others. And Happy Birthday Israel!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Oh Congrats! Am only one year younger than Israel!
In the Netherlands, we have Kings Day which is the National holiday -and that we last week (probably because it was a few centuries ago Holland became a country)

renae said... {Reply}

When I was an aide, I almost got barfed on. My sister has been a teacher for over 25 years and she has been barfed on a bunch.

Now on to other pleasantries.



Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I love that last shot --the (darker/brighter) blue and white of the flag against the blue and white of the sky.

Unknown said... {Reply}

The folks that run in marathons are so inspirational. And crazy. :) So cool that you got to watch the race!

I will have to watch the video - it piqued my interest.

Looks like a great Independence Day celebration! We pray for the peace of Israel all the time.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

I had to laugh at the video....I'm embarrassed to say I might have told my own kids that once too..."are you bleeding" OK, good you're fine!

Linda said... {Reply}

Love the flag picture!

Little Wandering Wren said... {Reply}

My niece ran in the marathon - how nice of you to be there cheering her on! Thank you and for hosting, what fun!
Wren x

packmom said... {Reply}

That's so great you went out to watch and support the runners in the marathon. It's hard to believe we are at a year already and I'm glad it went off without incident this time around. Looks like a great celebration at school too for Israeli Independence.

Sian said... {Reply}

I know! Bostonians are made of strong stuff x

Unknown said... {Reply}

Oh!!! I love your good! it gave me goose bumps, in whatever the circumstance is always inspiring to see people give their all for something, and in this case of course even more! Great you were able to witness it and hopefully cheer someone up!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

What a great shot of the marathon. Very emotional!