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Tantalizing, terrific, thrifty, thriving Thursday
Thursday, June 23, 2016      6 comments

Tuesday and Wednesday were days when I didn't get much reorganizing done. Tuesday, Ed insisted on getting me out of the house. He said he didn't like that I have not been having any fun yet this summer. I tried to tell him that my organizing IS... Read more
Magnificent Monday Making Meaning
Monday, June 20, 2016      8 comments

Laughing about how we impact those around us. My decluttering has gone viral in my house. Ed surprised me yesterday by making strides on HIS clutter too. I didn't ask him to do it but I came home and found he had three bags of stuff he threw ou... Read more
Sumptuous, satisfactory, scintillating, spectacular Saturday
Saturday, June 18, 2016      6 comments

Okay, that may be stretching things a wee bit, but it feels that way despite the lingering sadness over my precious Gray-C dying. I know it sounds a little ridiculous to say how I feel. Before you say it isn't, let me explain. When someone you... Read more
Final farewell for furry family member fresh tears
Friday, June 17, 2016      8 comments

Forever fighting for balance. My gracious Gray-C passed away this morning. She snuck outside last night and we found her dead this morning. She was deteriorating for the past year or so and I think she didn't want to die inside. Ed and I burie... Read more
Wonderful, whacky Wednesday wishing wisdom would work with whimsy
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      8 comments

My darling son Ed decided we should go out for lunch today. He wanted to look at cars to see what options might be available in our price range. He has been working sanding and sealing a friend's deck and stairs and had a few dollars in his po... Read more
Making Monday matter most - magically make miracles from mistakes
Monday, June 13, 2016      9 comments

Monday often is a time either for complaints or exaggerated energy. Both can be mistakes on the journey to success. You might wonder why. First let's deal with the complaint piece. Negativity is draining and saps your strength and multipl... Read more
Brought a smile to my heart today.
Sunday, June 12, 2016      11 comments

I found out that my great niece's father in law died on Thursday unexpectedly. He was only 52. Ed and I went to the funeral home after church. My niece cried when she saw us because we are the only family in the state. It was so sudden, they di... Read more
Better mood today - smiles and joy back where they belong
Saturday, June 11, 2016      12 comments

Woke up this morning in a more reasonable mood. I suspect that being over tired and worried dragged me down yesterday. Today, we went and picked up a rental car for Ed. Then we did some shopping and split up after a quick lunch at Arby's. I t... Read more
Warning - venting blog - just need to let off steam without hurting anyone else
Friday, June 10, 2016      11 comments

This is one of those things over which I have no control...furthermore it is literally just an accident and nobody was hurt. . . BUT, for a moment or two, I just want to SCREAM. My darling son Ed was helping a friend a couple of weeks ago and b... Read more
Wow, last year five days - this year two days - classroom put to bed for the summer
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      7 comments

Actually, it was much easier than last year because of the efforts my son Ed and I invested last year. Ed helped me three days and I worked a full week. This year he helped half a day today and I spent two full days after the last paid day. Shr... Read more
Sitting alone in my classroom in the quiet
Monday, June 06, 2016      7 comments

School is over, the kids are gone, most of the teachers, aides, cooks, etc. are gone, the school is a bit eerie. I like the feel of it, but there is a sadness that lingers. There are echoes of the joyous voices during the last week of school. T... Read more
Denouement - The Aftermath of the School Year
Sunday, June 05, 2016      9 comments

Student's last day was Friday. End of the year ceremonies tomorrow, starting with Prayer at the Flag Pole at seven and then back to my classroom and packing up, purging, prepping for next year. Then, summer may start. Another year of major cha... Read more
May maybe magnificent if only my head and my heart and my students make it possible
Saturday, May 28, 2016      7 comments

I am convinced I can make it through the next week or so, but no amount of juggling, loving and planning seems to be letting that happen. My trip to the amusement park was really nice. My student and I agreed that if I wouldn't push him to ... Read more
Wonderful weekend working with whimsy
Saturday, May 21, 2016      10 comments

I am spending time with my books and gospel music on. I love this channel, only ads are for the musicians and groups playing so I can absorb it without having the troubled world intrude. It is free channel on my Dish TV - The Gaither Music cha... Read more
I thought APRIL showers brought May flowers - NOT more miserable rain
Thursday, May 19, 2016      11 comments

We have had about 25 out of the past 27 days of rain, even some SNOW on Sunday morning. Midmorning, today we went out as a class to see something NEW and amazing in the sky above - first there was this blanket of blue and then there was a shiny ... Read more

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