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Middle of the day - break and lunch
I am already having a great week. I go to the dentist for a cleaning on my bottom teeth and for him to check out the new teeth. I don't expect any surprises. So far I have been able to eat such interesting things as CORN ON THE COB, a NUT bar... Read more
Unbelievable change in ME
I just stumbled upon some pictures we took two days before I started my dental work. I then snapped some photos - totally impromptu and without dressing up or anything of today with my teeth. I knew I looked better, but I was TOTALLY SHOCKED a... Read more
End of DAY ONE - and teeth are installed
Had a wonderful day today - got up very early because I couldn't sleep. Got online and then headed to school. When I got the kids off the bus, there were only 4 of my 6. Two of the most challenging students were absent today. The other kids ... Read more
Just a quick blog
I am up early and have to leave soon for the first day of school for the students. I feel like I am more prepared than I have been in several years. I am a little disappointed that I wasn't able to get my teeth yesterday. They fit great when ... Read more
Vacation - where did the time go?
It seems like yesterday we were on vacation in North Carolina but actually we have been home for a couple of weeks and I have been through a lot of mouth work. From feeling and looking like I had been hit in the face with a baseball bat to a du... Read more
Rainy Days sometimes get me down . . .
but not today. It is pouring rain and they have flood warnings out for our area and t-storms are expected but I am in a really good mood this morning.
I shoulda, coulda, woulda known that there would be a letdown after school was finally d... Read more
Where has time gone? Why didn't I notice when it went flying by?
I am just checking in to let everyone know I am here. The excitement of the end of school is starting to slip away a bit, now the complete and utter exhaustion of the year is setting in and I am recharging my batteries. I am not DOWN, just tak... Read more
A good and joyous morning to all
Today is my REAL beginning of summer - school was out a week ago, but I have been very busy. Finished up decluttering my classroom around noon yesterday. Since school got out, I have been thinking more clearly, relaxing and making a great deal... Read more
A new breeze is blowing and changes are on the horizon
My internet has been funky for the past couple of months, I have been able to get on briefly but between slow, unreliable and sporadic internet, I have also been doing everything WRONG in my life. No, I am not talking about overeating (although... Read more
My busy, happy life is filled to the brim
I am doing pretty well right now but seem to be hustling and bustling a lot. Ed has been going to church with me and I like that. After church, I go to spend time with Claire and today I started babysitting instead of just visiting. Jilly (Cl... Read more
What a wonderful day for the saddest day of my year
Today was the 8th anniversary of my son Michael's death. It is always a difficult date for me. Even when my other son, Ed and I don't talk about it and don't consciously recognize the date, our bodies and our minds leave us just out of sorts. ... Read more
Seems like my blogs are a monthly event - I may be OLDER . . . BUT . . .
I have had an incredibly filled month - lots of doctors' visits for my son, lots of computer issues, two new great nieces born since my last blog, lots of just feeling tired, a couple of out of state trips. School has been going strong and real... Read more
Labor Day and time for a LABOR OF LOVE
It is time to make a labor of love toward myself. It is a new day, a new week, and a new month and as a teacher, kind of like a new year as the school year has just started recently, but more importantly for me, September is always my NEW YEAR'... Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON ED
My son was born 47 years ago today. In fact, I just looked at the clock and exactly 47 years ago, I was just being handed my darling baby boy for the first time - he was born at 1:35 p.m. and now it is just after 2:00 p.m. He has brought me s... Read more
5 down - 175 to go
The first week of school is over and I am still alive. It is always a stressful time, changes are continuous and whether good or bad, they mean adjustments, chaos, and stress. BUT . . . . . .
if all of that weren't enough, THIS week my da... Read more
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