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Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1:58 P.M.
Christmas Break came a little sooner than expected after two storms (one snow, one ice), that caused us to lose three days of school—two of them at the end of the week. All future snow days now get added to the end of the year. Ed and I are enjoying the Christmas season. Sam is home, and I hosted my friends for a little Christmas party where we presented a kazoo quartet. Check out the video! Lisa gave me some cool glasses that make Christmas lights look like snowmen. In spite of the ice, Iíve been able to keep up my running by running laps in the BMS gym and academic building. I love winter! Merry Christmas!

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Snowmen lights
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Christmas kazoos
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 4:16 P.M.
Hooray, December! We were graced with our first significant snow of the season this weekend. Snowy days always make me want to run, and I've enjoyed several white, chilly miles over the last few days. Also, I had two fun gigs this weekend: one in Bedford with Forever Gold, and one at the Ross Country Jamboree with my friends in Scottsburg. Both were extremely fun shows. I posted pics from the Forever Gold show in a slideshow. Be sure to check out JoAnnaKaiCobb.com for a list of currently scheduled 2011 gigs, both alone and with Forever Gold. Last weekend, Mom and I decorated her Christmas tree, and Abbi found a new favorite spot in the bay window. She's such a cutie! Finally, check out this new, addicting site on the Fun Stuff page, Know Your States. You'll love it!


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Santa Baby
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Christmas show
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Singing in Scottsburg

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With Kim & Gary

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Abbi's new spot

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Pretty Abbi

Friday, November 26, 2010, 11:44 A.M.
November has brought lots of running and singing. Yesterday, Mac and I both ran in the Give Thanks 4-Miler in Mitchell while the rain poured. This race was Mac's first, and he finished 3rd in his age group with a 33:06. I finished 4th in my age group with 35:20, beating a PR I set two-and-a-half years ago. Ed braved the wet weather to take pics for us, and you can check them out at Gotta Run.... I've had lots of fun singing gigs in Kentucky and Indiana over the last few weeks. Ed and I have been in rehearsals (one where I "cut" my hand), for a Forever Gold show to be held Dec. 3, and I'll be at the Ross Country Jamboree on Dec. 4. I'm also excited that my friend Jessica won Miss Indiana Teen USA!


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With Miss IN Teen USA
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Cut hand
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Singing in Bardstown

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Mac finishing in 33:06

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Finishing in 35:20

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Singing in Shepherdsville

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 5:21 P.M.
Happy almost-Halloween! We've already had a few trick-or-treaters tonight. This morning, I won my age group at the Run for Dunn 5K with a time of 26:59, only nine seconds off a PR! I was very encouraged by the run because I felt so good, and my body responded well to every order I gave it. There were six BMS teachers and students in the race, and four of us won our age groups. Go Cutters! In other news, I enjoyed my stint as a backup singer at the Corydon Jamboree. Coming in November, I have gigs in both Kentucky and Bedford. Fall Break was a great time for us to enjoy the nice weather. We took a fun nature walk (along the trail where the photography for my CD art was taken), and Dad took a picture of a beautiful hawk at Otis Park. Though the colors haven't been as bright as usual, there have been plenty of opportunities to view fall beauty. It reminds me of a fall 17 years ago when I was part of the cast of Annie at Little Theatre of Bedford. Seems just like yesterday!


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Finishing in 26:59
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BMS runners
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Singing in Corydon

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Woodsy walk

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Dad's hawk

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Annie-versary

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 9:01 P.M.
It's finally feeling more fallish! Though the temperatures were back in the high 80°s this weekend, it's been cooler overall. It's fun to see the leaves changing color and feel the crispness in the air. I was able to enjoy fall at the Fall Foliage 5K in Martinsville last weekend. (It was on 10/10/10 at 10:00!) The night before the race (but the night after I gave Mom and Dad a cake shaped like Abbi), Ed and I played the Shawswick Class of '65 Reunion with Forever Gold. The theme was Hawaiian, so we had a doubly good time. Just check out the pics! When I went back to work on Monday, I received a nice comment from a student in the form of a note at the bottom of his turned-in quiz. It shows why I love to teach, and proves that my students enjoy my jokes. (I told them 10q sounds like "thank you.") In web site news, I archived the Summer 2010 What's Up posts, and there is a link to them at the bottom of this page.


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Hawaiian couple
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Heartwarming message

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Abbi cake

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Rawr!

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Uninhibited

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Finishing a 5K

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 9:16 P.M.
Happy Fall! We've been in school for six weeks now, but we've had summer weather that entire time. I'm happy to welcome the Fall temperatures. I'm enjoying my time with my seventh graders, and I'm looking forward to upcoming holidays with them. School pictures were delivered this week, and it's fun to see how grown-up the students look compared to their sixth grade pictures. In other news, Ed and I enjoyed a fun gig with Forever Gold last night at the Persimmon Festival. I made a slideshow with 25 of the 375 great photos Mom took. Thanks, Mom! Check out ForeverGold.us soon for a list of fall and winter gigs.


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Math Heaven residents
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Persimmon Festival
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Jo's school pic

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Ed's school pic

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Silly Lisa

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Guitar Ed

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