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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

5 down - 175 to go

Saturday, August 23, 2014      3 comments

The first week of school is over and I am still alive. It is always a stressful time, changes are continuous and whether good or bad, they mean adjustments, chaos, and stress. BUT . . . . . . if all of that weren't enough, THIS week my da... Read more

The wonderful weekend blessings

Saturday, August 16, 2014      10 comments

This week was a LONG one - first of all, I had to get up EVERY day and go to work - that may not seem like much but summer has barely started - not even time to unplug my battery charger on my life - still in the getting used to feeling relaxed ... Read more

Take a risk Tuesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      9 comments

Today is Tuesday, time to take a risk on YOU. Yesterday I spoke of making a difference on Monday. Today is Tuesday and in keeping with the alliteration concept take a risk on Tuesday. Do you think you can? Of course you can do anything you s... Read more

Make a diference Mondays

Monday, August 11, 2014      5 comments

Today is the start of a brand new week. It is fresh, undamaged, and unpolluted so far. Today is a day that can make a difference. Make a decision to make today marvelous, miraculous and meaningful. The type of week you and those around y... Read more


Thursday, August 07, 2014      13 comments

Yesterday my day started EARLY (3 a.m.) Woke up and had breakfast and was in the car by about 3:45. We drove ONE hour to pick up my step-nephew and THEN headed out to Arlington Cemetery. The trip was about 150 miles - why leave so early?? whe... Read more

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