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Serenity Sunday and starting down the final stretch of the school year
Sunday, May 21, 2017      3 comments

A sense of peace surrounded me today at church and continues to stay with me. Yesterday evening I spent with my friend and her mother. Ed went with me and we spent several hours with them and my friend's great granddaughter who is three years ... Read more
When blessings come packaged as tragedies
Saturday, May 20, 2017      5 comments

Sometimes in our lives were suffer great tragedies and at some later date, after we finally recover and rebuild our lives, another tragedy occurs. Then, we are able to share our journey and help guide others through theirs. When my son died ye... Read more
Moving forward through the tears
Sunday, April 30, 2017      15 comments

I have so much on my plate for the next month. I am determined to move forward with purpose and strength. I can see my way clearly despite the tears and sadness. I am not denying the pain or the sadness, I am recognizing that destroying myse... Read more
Bittersweet moment in time
Saturday, April 29, 2017      11 comments

It has now been a week since I learned of my sister's death, her memorial service is this afternoon. I am three thousand miles away and I am feeling wave after wave of memories and sadness, laughter and gladness. My sister was a great woman, f... Read more
Frolicking with friends and family falls under fabulous fun
Monday, April 17, 2017      5 comments

For the past thirty one months I have been so blessed to be included in a variety of fun events by my Jilly and her daughter Claire. Jilly is the wife of my step nephew and she has become my soul mate. She is involved in a dance troupe of Morri... Read more
Busy week filled with ups and downs
Friday, March 31, 2017      3 comments

This week was really hectic. There were some awesome moments mixed in. At times, I feel like I'm living in a giant mixer. The ups and downs get jumbled together and occupy a large amount of time and while stressful at times, I guess I have to s... Read more
Twins have arrived safely - Great-great aunt is ecstatic
Thursday, March 30, 2017      7 comments

My great niece and her husband welcomed James Joseph and Amethyst Ann into their family. Big sister Ruby Ray is 21 months old now and excited to have two little siblings. I am so happy they moved back near me so I can spoil them all. Babies ... Read more
Miracles sometimes happen when least expected
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      9 comments

Today was an amazing day. I woke up slowly and was really dragging. I got dressed and weighed myself and discovered that even fully dressed, I had lost a pound. I had to go to the bank and the clerk told me I looked really nice today and she ... Read more
Marching toward Springtime success
Saturday, March 18, 2017      7 comments

I have promised myself that I would start out with a positive spring in my step for spring. I was without internet for nearly two weeks and it was pretty challenging, with IEPs that I had to complete at home online. The good news was that I got... Read more
Taking a breath of fresh air in the middle of the day
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      7 comments

This will be a short blog but I wanted to do something not related to school or working or the house or anything driving me crazy. The weather has been amazing and I am so past hoping for snow days and am thinking that getting out of school... Read more
Saturday's strengthening thoughts
Saturday, October 22, 2016      6 comments

It seems as though every day brings new challenges and at the same time strengthens me. This week was eventful and fun. Wednesday we had a pep rally at school and they had a bunch of activities in the gym that had students and teachers competin... Read more
May we live in interesting times or chaos reigns in my world
Saturday, October 08, 2016      9 comments

My week was not exactly wonderful, but there were high points and lovely moments mixed in with the drama and low points. I will start with my venting about the low points. On Tuesday, my best friend and classroom aide was attacked by a s... Read more
Flying high and swooping down low
Saturday, October 01, 2016      7 comments

This past week has been a series of really high highs and really low lows. No , I am not talking about mood swings or even MY emotions. Rather, I am talking about my classroom and the coming together of a Class. On the down side, I had a subst... Read more
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

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