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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
Homecoming, Part One
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      3 comments

Today my son comes home from Texas Tech after being away from us for three months. I have already made him a pecan pie and stocked up on apples, bananas, milk, and bacon. He has made do with food out west on that hornblasted meal plan. Don't get... Read more
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

A mother of two of my former students and I are friends on Facebook. Tonight she tagged me in a post that read, "You know you have touched a child's life as a teacher when they say, 'Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee just like Mrs. Joh... Read more
The Rain is Good
Friday, October 07, 2016      5 comments

I awakened just before 5:00 A.M. and went to get a glass of water. To my surprise, I heard rain and wind outside. That will not be a problem. I will not be donning a mackintosh to avoid a soaking walk this morning, but I can do a few stretches a... Read more
Learning a New Normal
Sunday, September 18, 2016      7 comments

It has been three weeks since we took our son out to school at Texas Tech. He is adjusting to college life well. I had the opportunity to see his face via Facetime last week as we watched an NFL game. I sat with my back to the telly so that he c... Read more
Still Breathing
Sunday, August 28, 2016      2 comments

It has been almost twenty-four hours since I hugged my son's neck to bid him "so long" for a little while. I missed his bright eyes and killer smile as h... Read more
A Day of New Beginnings
Thursday, August 25, 2016      2 comments

My husband and I will be driving our son out to Lubbock to begin his freshman year at Texas Tech. I am happy he wants his independence, yet part of me se... Read more
Last Free Weekend
Saturday, August 20, 2016      1 comments

I have my classroom as ready as it will be for Monday when my new students arrive. I am feeling better after getting some goals accomplished with my room setup, meetings, and lessons written up by my new teaching partner. I still probably won't ... Read more
A Summer Cold
Thursday, August 18, 2016      1 comments

Somehow I managed to catch a cold as I prepare for the school year and my son's departure to college. This is the week I need my energy to get tasks completed while I have "free time" instead of next week when I will have no time. LORD, give me ... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016      1 comments

We are still taking things one day at a time. I am praying for a breakthrough to happen in God's timing. I just want it sooner than later, as usual. Jeremiah 29:11... Read more
One Day at a Time
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

We had a family crisis this week, and it robbed me of my appetite. As a result, I dropped between four and five pounds. I am taking my life one day at a time. One hour at a time. One minute at a time. One second at a time. ... Read more
Sleep is Overrated
Sunday, June 19, 2016      3 comments

Why sleep when you can roll over at 2:32 A.M. and see the clock's digital readout? Why not hop online and write your sports blog? Why not jump on SparkPeople to get your login points? Why not read the book you have in your hand instead of stimul... Read more
Big Walk Wednesday!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      2 comments

I went walking this morning and logged in 4.33 miles. This was accomplished in 75 minutes. I feel proud of myself for taking the time to do the work. I saw 13 bunnies, 2 herons, and 4 ducks on my route. Counting cars is a bit tedious.... Read more
A Day Away
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      2 comments

I went to bed last night with the notion that I did not have to exercise today. That's right. I decided to stay inside and tend to my house chores on my own schedule since I have no where to be today. I will hit the trail again tomorrow, but eve... Read more
First Run of the Summer
Thursday, June 09, 2016      2 comments

I managed to run 1.52 miles in 18 minutes on the track at the school around the corner where I teach. It felt good to log in that time and drop 200 calories in less than 20 minutes. Woohoo!... Read more

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