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Seven!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      2 comments

I have collected seven of those horn-blasted spinners. They get them back on the last day of school. The students who have the toys are not diagnosed with ADHD and needing a fidget as an accommodation. My colleagues and I want what little of the... Read more
Japanese School
Friday, May 05, 2017      1 comments

My teaching partner and I are having our students experience what it is like to be in a Japanese classroom. They are leaving their shoes outside the door. They stand, bow, and greet me with "Good morning, teacher" or "Good afternoon, teacher," a... Read more
Friday!
Friday, April 28, 2017      0 comments

I am just glad today is Friday. We had a four-day work week with our students, and somehow, it feels longer than a five day work week. Go figure. I have two more classes, and then I'll be able to listen to my unacceptable rock music at ear-split... Read more
Another Night Wasted
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      2 comments

I fell asleep in my bedroom while my husband played his video game in the den. This has happened each night since Sunday evening. He stays up late. I wake up to the lamp still on in my room, and I hear the game's sounds and see the den light on.... Read more
Just Eight Weeks
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      2 comments

In eight weeks, the second semester will be finished at Texas Tech, and then my son is back home again. I know my time with him considering this his own home base is limited. One day he really will move away to a new life, apartment, and job. Bu... Read more
Mama Bliss
Sunday, March 12, 2017      4 comments

My son is home for spring break holiday this week. When I called yesterday to ask him when he and his ride were leaving, he had bad news: the ride fell through because the young man's parents surprised him with a plane ticket home. Oops! Hubby a... Read more
Back to Basics?
Friday, March 10, 2017      6 comments

I guess SparkPeople went back to basics with the new community feed. I find it overwhelming and will be glad when I can only see my friends' feed posts. Otherwise, it is quite public. There are no more bonus team spins. Aw, c'mon. That was my wa... Read more
Clouds and Plans
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

The grey clouds outside make me want to sleep and curl under a blanket in comfy sweatpants. Sigh. I have a coupon for Jo-Ann Fabrics to get a fabric cut for 50 percent off of the regular price. I'd like to buy some material of my son's college l... Read more
Spring Break
Friday, March 03, 2017      1 comments

My spring break holiday technically begins at 3:35 P.M. when school ends, yet I know that I will not leave right away. I don't plan to be there still at 6:00 P.M. getting something done. I plan to work hard during my down time after my students ... Read more
Bereft
Saturday, January 21, 2017      3 comments

I miss my son's warmth, humor, and joy. It hurts to have my heart outside of my chest and six hours away. I know he misses me yet loves his independence. No Momma telling him to go to bed at three or four o'clock in the morning. No fresh-cooked ... Read more
Best Friends
Sunday, December 18, 2016      3 comments

My best friends took me to dinner for my belated birthday dinner last night. They know that I am facing some personal challenges and love me anyway.... Read more
One More Day to Wait - ARGH!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      2 comments

My son's ride home from college had a final rescheduled. Both young men are unhappy about this development, so they will come home on Thursday. The busiest day of my week. I literally cannot come home until after 8:00 P.M. that day. UGH! I have... Read more
Tomorrow He is Home!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      4 comments

Today is the last full day without my son at home for the Christmas holidays. I look forward to seeing his face and hugging his neck after this much shorter separation following Thanksgiving break. Finals are finished, and he will spend today vi... Read more
A Solo Saturday of Sorts
Saturday, December 10, 2016      3 comments

I plan to do some activities I am interested in doing today: baking, reading, napping, cleaning, etc. in no particular order. I made my trip to the grocery store and stocked up to prepare for my son's return from university on Wednesday. I need ... Read more
A Bit of Dreaming as December Begins
Thursday, December 01, 2016      1 comments

Much has happened during this year. I still walk two or three times a week when I am fortunate enough to sleep through the night and get up in the morning. Today was nice and cold (for Texas!) with the thermometer reading 38 degrees outside. I m... Read more

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