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Exploring A New Perspective
Thursday, February 09, 2017      5 comments

The trouble with Chronic Depression is it's a creeper. It's that creepy guy/gal at all of your friends' parties that you don't know at first but you get used to him/her because he/she's always there. Eventually you don't remember a time when th... Read more
Not Fast Enough for a Rollercoaster
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      6 comments

I guess it's more of a yo-yo. No, not the diet/gain it back yo-yo. This is the "Wow! Things are going so well in my life." vs. "Why can't I catch a break?" side. The Good News: We now have solar panels on both houses, each putting out m... Read more
Self Inflicted
Monday, January 09, 2017      6 comments

My students know my general rules: No marks. No blood. No permanent damage. Limited sympathy for self-inflicted damage. Kick him hard enough to bruise? I'm going to nail you. Kick him but leave no mark, we'll talk it out and you'll spend so... Read more
Starting Small and Quiet
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      3 comments

So many times I have announce I'm going to start back up, lose that weight, take better care of myself..yada yada. So many times I have been silent and refused to acknowledge I failed to do these things. This time I am starting small and te... Read more
Deep Thought
Saturday, November 12, 2016      0 comments

Less than a month from now my year will start. Each of us gets one and only one year as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. ... Read more
Staying Here
Sunday, May 01, 2016      7 comments

With the ups and downs of my teaching career, I've had friend after well meaning friend point out teaching openings back in the Sacramento area. I spent 12+ years in that area and built a wonderful network of friends who I miss dearly on a dail... Read more
A Fiery New Start
Saturday, August 08, 2015      3 comments

I live in California. It is summer. Therefore, what doesn't look like this: Looks like this: ... Read more
Coming Home
Saturday, July 18, 2015      3 comments

We just finished up our annual week of camping on the 10th. Mt. Lassen again this year but a different campground. We all love Hole in the Ground but have done it too much of late. Big Pine Campground - home of a plethora of chipmunks - was t... Read more
Walking Away for a while.
Monday, February 02, 2015      2 comments

I'm learning I'm a very negative person at heart and have a long way to go to fix that. Right now it's getting in the way of relationships I value. I see the good in my life but tend to focus on the negative and the feelings of ineptitude that... Read more
New Year, Shmew Year.
Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I've been getting all sorts of New Year greetings from friends and replying with the fact that I have spent so much of my life wrapped around the school year, the calendar year changing doesn't mean all that much to me. After about the fourth ... Read more
Gift Horse or Well Deserved Reward?
Saturday, November 01, 2014      2 comments

I got a job. emoticon Accidentally. Never applied. It came to me and I don't know if I deserve it. ... Read more
Because I Need to Put it Somewhere...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      4 comments

I feel like I need to put this somewhere public so I feel more responsible for getting it done. Goals for this week: Health •Hydrate (15+ glasses per day). I had a heat exhaustion problem yesterday and I need to both recover and preven... Read more
Squirmily Studious
Thursday, June 12, 2014      1 comments

Yes. I know squirmily is not a word. Those who know me know I'm a teacher. Am I employed as one right now? No. Does that change the fact that I AM one? No. For the past school year, I was employed as a Special Ed aid in a tiny school ... Read more
No more consistency promises...
Saturday, April 26, 2014      1 comments

I keep coming on here and saying I'm going to blog every X (week, month..etc) and modifying this promise when it doesn't happen. Let's get real here. When I originally started using the blogging side of Spark, it was an experimental thing with... Read more
Just Checking In Again
Saturday, February 22, 2014      2 comments

As usual, my depressions come and go. I've had a week off work and, for most of it, I've had the freedom to workout and done so. Yesterday and today I've been sick. Stupid respiratory virus (thank you older child o' mine). Anyway, I'm sticki... Read more

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