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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
Letting it Win
Saturday, February 08, 2014      2 comments

I don't do alone. I don't do solitude for long periods. Or, rather, I don't do either well. For the foreseeable future, my husband is and will be working in the Sacramento area. Our younger daughter and I live up here in Red Bluff (150 m... Read more
20 more years!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

We did it! First time since I was pregnant with our first child (who will be 20 in March) that we took a weekend away, just for us. As Hubby put it, "It took us 20 years ... Read more
Where I am now.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      2 comments

I've spent a lot of time over the past couple of DECADES looking forward to what I would be able to do once out of school and settled in a career. I may not have my job of a lifetime but I'm settled and working in my preferred field. It's time... Read more
December is My January
Sunday, December 01, 2013      3 comments

December is my favorite month. It starts with my birthday on the 5th, builds to Christmas on the 25th and winds up with our wedding anniversary on the 30th. This Thursday I will be 39. This anniversary will be the 20th. I want to make this D... Read more

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