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It's a Long Journey
Sunday, October 12, 2008      2 comments

SparkPeople has always been one of my favorite sites ever since I discovered it last New Year's Eve. I have found the closeness that develops with unseen friends comforting. You are there for each other unconditionally, supporting, counseling,... Read more
Post-Graduation Blues
Monday, June 02, 2008      0 comments

It's that time of year again when I send members of the graduating class into the "real world". As always, it is a time of stress for me, but even more so this year because my son is a member of the Class of 2008. Why does it make me so sad? ... Read more
Trying to Find "The Making of Arachnophobia"
Monday, April 14, 2008      1 comments

My latest quest is that I am trying to find the documentary that aired on television in 1990 call "Thrills, Chills & Spiders: The Making of 'Arachnophobia'". I would like to show it to my Biology students when we talk about the phylum Arthropod... Read more
Have Some Fun...Help Me Plan a Graduation Party
Sunday, March 30, 2008      1 comments

It as been awhile since I blogged. So much has transpired over the past few weeks. My son was accepted into Western Illinois University School of Music and he received a renewable Talent Grant to cover the cost of tuition for the entire four y... Read more
Thanks for Your Support
Saturday, March 08, 2008      0 comments

Things are finally returning back to normal after one of the roughest weeks at school in years. My students are the greatest. I know that young people these days sometimes get a bad rap, but my students have pulled together and have given each... Read more
Sunday, March 02, 2008      4 comments

It is with a heavy heart that I write this entry today. As some of you already know, two of my students were killed in a one car accident yesterday morning. One of the students died instantly, while the other was taken to the hospital and died... Read more
My Old Dog
Sunday, February 24, 2008      2 comments

What do you do when you see your old friend fading away a little each day? As I sit here typing this blog, I hear the familiar Boxer snores coming from the direction of her favorite chair. But I know that some day in the future I may have to ma... Read more
So Proud of MY Son
Monday, February 18, 2008      1 comments

Brady can finally relax! His auditions for the School of Music are complete as of this afternoon. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be accepted, although he will not receive official notification for two weeks. With the refrains of Goe... Read more
Of Snow and M and M's
Monday, February 04, 2008      2 comments

There are some things to be said about living in Southeast Iowa. One is that if you don't like the weather, just wait a day and it will something that is worse! After a foggy day today with warmer temps, we are heading into a possi... Read more
Pop Tarts and Rescue Dogs
Saturday, January 26, 2008      3 comments

Why do I do these things? I just spent my morning checking out Boxers that need to be rescued, and not only did it depress me, I used half a box of Kleenexes in the process. (Sure, I cry at those sappy, sentimental commercials, too, and I can'... Read more
Reflecting About My Day
Wednesday, January 23, 2008      1 comments

With the wind chill predicted to be -29 degrees tonight, I sit here at the computer with a cup diet Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate already contemplating how cold my room at school will be tomorrow. I should be ironing dress pants and a shirt for my ... Read more
Made It Through Another Week
Sunday, January 20, 2008      1 comments

Wow! What a stressful week! I had to give first semester exams this past week, get them graded, and calculate semester grades. It was just like there were not enough hours in the day! In addition, I was stressing for my son, who was taking s... Read more
Tuesday, January 08, 2008      0 comments

Losing a few pounds always motivates me. It's amazing what a three pound weight loss does for one's ego. Now if I can just keep it up. It's funny how you feel accountable when you have entire teams behind you. I especially like the new frien... Read more
Heading into Week One
Saturday, January 05, 2008      0 comments

Wow! What can I say? I have enjoyed the experience of browsing the Spark website and seeing all of the tools that they have to offer. I have also enjoyed reading the threads. I hope that as time goes on, I will meet many more new friends. I... Read more