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Strongly suspected I was in the eye of the hurricane, shoulda kept my mouth shut
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      11 comments

Today was one thing after another - just to spice things up, visits by a whole slew of muckety mucks from residential facility, followed by superintendent of schools, principal and assistant principal, and last but not least the state departme... Read more
The eye of the hurricane and settling into routines
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      8 comments

It almost seems as if my class may be settling into something of a routine. They have had particularly good mornings and seem to be easier to get on task and keep on task. I have found that as I get to know the students a little better, they a... Read more
CHALLENGES with a capital C - I have 173 more days to transform those challenges into success storie
Sunday, August 28, 2016      8 comments

This past seven days of school have been some of the most challenging I have faced so far in my teaching career. The students are very diverse and very challenging. I have had major issues each day and only two of the kids haven't had at least... Read more
Beginnings or endings, change is challenging for me
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      11 comments

I love change in the abstract. My approach to life is to seek challenges, changes, and novel experiences. Ironically, like my students, I don't really DO change in the CONCRETE very well. I have great intentions. I seek change in my personal an... Read more
Beginnings or endings, change is challenging for me
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      3 comments

I love change in the abstract. My approach to life is to seek challenges, changes, and novel experiences. Ironically, like my students, I don't really DO change in the CONCRETE very well. I have great intentions. I seek change in my personal an... Read more
I feel like I have been on this journey forever
Thursday, August 04, 2016      7 comments

I have been going through memories and photos and keepsakes most of the summer. It has been a process of healing and growth. I went back through years and years worth of treasures. One of the most fascinating things I came across was a collec... Read more
Prayers please
Sunday, July 31, 2016      13 comments

Tonight, I was checking my Facebook and my stepbrother had posted that his doctors think his colon cancer has returned. Then right after that, my son Ed came into my room to tell me he accidentally took the entire bottle of his muscle relaxer. ... Read more
Busy week and lots of fun
Friday, July 29, 2016      6 comments

This past week has been filled with fun activities and joy. Saturday, Ed and I got our new kitties. No more got them home when a friend called to invite me to a Christian concert in the park. Of course I went. It was called "Praise 'Him' in ... Read more
Excitement rising, fun day
Friday, July 22, 2016      5 comments

Today, Ed and I went to the humane society to see what we might get tomorrow. We found plenty of kitties both big and small. We will probably get two that are already spayed or neutered and who have had their shots. I checked to make sure there... Read more
Surprise announcement this evening
Friday, July 22, 2016      7 comments

This evening my son came to me to suggest an outing for this weekend. He saw a PSA about a program at the animal shelters on Saturday. They are waiving the adoption costs for animals adopted on Saturday. Ed suggested that we go looking for my... Read more
Renew, refresh, relax, relate with relatives and play times
Monday, July 18, 2016      5 comments

We left on vacation at five a.m. last Monday and returned last night around ten p.m. We took our time on our way up to New Jersey. We stopped frequently to get out and walk. For years, we have rushed through our trips, trying to see how quick... Read more
Much appreciated rest and restoration
Saturday, July 09, 2016      5 comments

I am using g today to rest and relax. Tomorrow we have to. Prepare brunch for after church. We are doing eggs and sausage and three odd flavor cakes - bacon maple, pina colada, and raspberry margaritas. We got the mixes at three for a dollar a... Read more
The end of the beginning and the beginning of the end
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      6 comments

Well, I am somewhere between the end of my beginning the decluttering and the beginning of finishing up. I still have several boxes of photos and stuff to sort through and some rearranging to do, but my space is essentially uncluttered. I was a... Read more
Saturday is a time for regrouping and asking tough questions
Saturday, July 02, 2016      7 comments

By Thursday afternoon, I had reached a major milestone in reorganizing. The public areas of the house were done and what is left can wait until next week. I went to a concert at church with a great band that played and sang songs from the 50s,... Read more
Sliding into home plate
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      7 comments

Three weeks of work. Classroom, Ed's "man cave" , my woman cave, the dining room turned pantry, and my bedroom have all been cleared, cleaned and rearranged. New mattress is on my bed and I love it. I still have the spare room to do and to go... Read more

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