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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
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

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