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Just a few minutes of me time

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

It has been months since I have blogged - school started and then WHAM. . . school REALLY took hold. It has been a challenging year for me and I have been doing a second job - doing homebound instruction for several students who cannot come to ... Read more

Middle of the day - break and lunch

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      11 comments

I am already having a great week. I go to the dentist for a cleaning on my bottom teeth and for him to check out the new teeth. I don't expect any surprises. So far I have been able to eat such interesting things as CORN ON THE COB, a NUT bar... Read more

Unbelievable change in ME

Saturday, August 22, 2015      13 comments

I just stumbled upon some pictures we took two days before I started my dental work. I then snapped some photos - totally impromptu and without dressing up or anything of today with my teeth. I knew I looked better, but I was TOTALLY SHOCKED a... Read more

End of DAY ONE - and teeth are installed

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      8 comments

Had a wonderful day today - got up very early because I couldn't sleep. Got online and then headed to school. When I got the kids off the bus, there were only 4 of my 6. Two of the most challenging students were absent today. The other kids ... Read more

Just a quick blog

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      18 comments

I am up early and have to leave soon for the first day of school for the students. I feel like I am more prepared than I have been in several years. I am a little disappointed that I wasn't able to get my teeth yesterday. They fit great when ... Read more

Vacation - where did the time go?

Sunday, July 26, 2015      9 comments

It seems like yesterday we were on vacation in North Carolina but actually we have been home for a couple of weeks and I have been through a lot of mouth work. From feeling and looking like I had been hit in the face with a baseball bat to a du... Read more

Rainy Days sometimes get me down . . .

Saturday, June 27, 2015      8 comments

but not today. It is pouring rain and they have flood warnings out for our area and t-storms are expected but I am in a really good mood this morning. I shoulda, coulda, woulda known that there would be a letdown after school was finally d... Read more

Where has time gone? Why didn't I notice when it went flying by?

Saturday, June 20, 2015      12 comments

I am just checking in to let everyone know I am here. The excitement of the end of school is starting to slip away a bit, now the complete and utter exhaustion of the year is setting in and I am recharging my batteries. I am not DOWN, just tak... Read more

A good and joyous morning to all

Friday, June 19, 2015      10 comments

Today is my REAL beginning of summer - school was out a week ago, but I have been very busy. Finished up decluttering my classroom around noon yesterday. Since school got out, I have been thinking more clearly, relaxing and making a great deal... Read more

A new breeze is blowing and changes are on the horizon

Saturday, June 13, 2015      9 comments

My internet has been funky for the past couple of months, I have been able to get on briefly but between slow, unreliable and sporadic internet, I have also been doing everything WRONG in my life. No, I am not talking about overeating (although... Read more

My busy, happy life is filled to the brim

Sunday, November 09, 2014      12 comments

I am doing pretty well right now but seem to be hustling and bustling a lot. Ed has been going to church with me and I like that. After church, I go to spend time with Claire and today I started babysitting instead of just visiting. Jilly (Cl... Read more

What a wonderful day for the saddest day of my year

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      21 comments

Today was the 8th anniversary of my son Michael's death. It is always a difficult date for me. Even when my other son, Ed and I don't talk about it and don't consciously recognize the date, our bodies and our minds leave us just out of sorts. ... Read more

Seems like my blogs are a monthly event - I may be OLDER . . . BUT . . .

Saturday, September 27, 2014      11 comments

I have had an incredibly filled month - lots of doctors' visits for my son, lots of computer issues, two new great nieces born since my last blog, lots of just feeling tired, a couple of out of state trips. School has been going strong and real... Read more

Labor Day and time for a LABOR OF LOVE

Monday, September 01, 2014      13 comments

It is time to make a labor of love toward myself. It is a new day, a new week, and a new month and as a teacher, kind of like a new year as the school year has just started recently, but more importantly for me, September is always my NEW YEAR'... Read more


Saturday, August 23, 2014      10 comments

My son was born 47 years ago today. In fact, I just looked at the clock and exactly 47 years ago, I was just being handed my darling baby boy for the first time - he was born at 1:35 p.m. and now it is just after 2:00 p.m. He has brought me s... Read more

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