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Madly Approaching the End of the School Year

Thursday, April 17, 2014      11 comments

The school year is always busy, but by this time of the year I'm going warp speed. We are working on our spring musical; this year it's The Jungle Book. So, in addition to keeping up with academics. we are rehearsing, building sets, and mak... Read more

New Family Member, Leo = Cuteness Overload

Sunday, April 13, 2014      15 comments

Two kittens showed up under our deck. Since we live out in the country, it is a place where irresponsible people dump their unwanted pets. There was a little gray kitten and a little orange kitten, but very frightened and hard to catch. The gray... Read more

New Family Member, Tovi

Saturday, April 12, 2014      13 comments

Since last I was on Spark, two new feather and fur kids have joined our household. The sad news is that my sweet parrotlet Emmitt died while I was in San Francisco this summer. I was heartbroken; he was such a wonderful little bird. ... Read more

Frustrated and confused

Friday, April 11, 2014      5 comments

I decided it was time to get serious about losing my winter weight, which has been stubbornly staying happily in place around my belly all winter. This is not because I have been sedentary. With the exception of when I had the flu, I have been g... Read more

Spring Wild Flowers

Thursday, April 10, 2014      6 comments

Winter was long and harsh this year, and spring late in coming. I usually find wildflowers blooming toward the end of March, so this is pretty late. I really love the first blooms of spring. Perhaps because they were so long coming, it feels lik... Read more

A Squirrel's Tale

Wednesday, September 18, 2013      23 comments

On the second day of school this year, the children came running to me saying, "Come quick! The kindergarteners found a baby squirrel by the sandbox!" I went to the sandbox to find a little circle of children looking at a baby red squirrel, who... Read more

A Mouse's Tail ~ er, Tale

Tuesday, September 17, 2013      13 comments

The children in my class have been wanting a class pet and decided on a mouse. So I decided to stop at Jack's on the way to pick up my baby parrotlet on Saturday afternoon, bought a darling mouse and some mouse paraphernalia. I brought along a s... Read more

The New Baby

Saturday, September 14, 2013      14 comments

I have been being crazy busy, and had a wonderful summer before starting back to work. So far, it's been a wonderful start to the school year as well. There have been many eventful things going on, and I keep meaning to post about them, but then... Read more

I walked how far? 3,000 miles?

Thursday, August 08, 2013      19 comments

I had been slacking and not getting enough exercise in the winter of 2011. I was allowing the winter weather to prevent me from driving the 8 miles to the gym on any regular schedule, resulting in extra weight and flabbiness. I decided to give ... Read more

Making Good Progress

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      14 comments

Can you see mama robin up in her nest? She is nesting on the path through the woods where I walk Stella. It is great to have the warmer weather! Our walks have been s... Read more

Weight Gain, Stress, and Tracking

Monday, April 22, 2013      12 comments

I'll bet that if I went back and read past blogs from this time of year, they would be the same. This time of year is a major stressor for me as I get children ready for the big spring musical. It is a huge production and I am responsible for it... Read more

Weekend Update and Wildflowers

Sunday, April 14, 2013      14 comments

This past week was H-A-R-D! I don't know why but people seemed to be at their craziest; not the quirky kind, the rude kind. I was so tired when I got home, I left the key in the ignition without completely turning the car off. I've never done th... Read more

Walking the Walk

Monday, April 08, 2013      13 comments

Over spring break I was able to get back into the swing of things in terms of fitness. It started out cold, but warmed up nicely by the end of break. I got in several hikes, which includes today when I, now back at work, took my students for a s... Read more

Decided to Make a Dollhouse Doll

Saturday, April 06, 2013      10 comments

Meet Mahja: She has a tiny flamenco guitar of course, but I couldn't find it so I gave her a basket of flowers to peddle instead. Read more

Fitbit One Blog for Rockman and Friends

Thursday, April 04, 2013      7 comments

Raul was asking about the little 'claw' at the base of my Fitbit 1. It's kind of hard to explain, so I thought I would post in pictures. These are the three units. ... Read more

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