Skip to Content

Real Life

In Like a Lion

What a great weekend! This is the first full week of March and that means a big birthday is coming up for me. With each new year added to my life, I often seem to get more introspective. I look back at the past year and look ahead at the new one beginning. I have …

Read More about In Like a Lion

2020 Word of the Year

Relentless adjectiveUS  /rɪˈlent·ləs/ continuing in a determined way without any interruption This is going to be a big year. I have made some big commitments to cross off by December 31st. Taking on all of these will require a big head change and major heart change. National Board Certified Teacher For some strange reason, in my 21st year of teaching, …

Read More about 2020 Word of the Year

Magic Cookie Bars back again.

    Magic Cookie Bars are the cornerstone of my cooking traditions. Traditions run far and wide in my family. And some date back to my infant days such as Black Friday shopping, some came along when my sister did like the Christmas pajamas, and some are new this year like going to a concert …

Read More about Magic Cookie Bars back again.

Officially Fall

I’m still alive after a whirlwind August that involved lots of wet shoelace tying, paper filing, bus tag cutting, and general back-to-school chaos. While the weather around here still screams “SUMMER FOREVER!!”, the calendar says I can finally show the world my fall decor that has been up so long, it now needs dusting. The …

Read More about Officially Fall

Back to School 2019

June flew by while on the road out west. July flew by while enjoying a few days of downtime with Atlas. And before my school bag was even unpacked, it’s time to pack it back up again. School starts in a few days. As you can see my room is not quite ready. I have …

Read More about Back to School 2019

Dog Snake Bite Treatment

This is one story I never thought I would have to tell. But after a few days, I’m now fully educated on dog snake bite treatment. My little running partner is on the sidelines for a few days while he recovers from a case of being too curious about some hiding places in our yard. …

Read More about Dog Snake Bite Treatment

Coming up in June

I’ll start with my May review. Basically May was a Vegas trip and  the end of the school year. I don’t want to look back at 10 years of blogging and look at all the Mays, but I bet they are skimpy and pitiful and reek of survival mode. As my momma said, June is …

Read More about Coming up in June

April is Cancelled

I’m taking down that cool little announcement board that displays my hopes and dreams for April. They didn’t happen.  Long story short, we had a puppy issue. Atlas got very sick all of a sudden, and we had a 3-week discovery to try to figure out what happened and what’s next. During those 3 weeks, …

Read More about April is Cancelled