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Getting My Summer On

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      10 comments

Yay! The school year is over and I finally have time/energy to do the things I love to do instead of just the things I have to do. I have a list of daily goals, mostly so I don't get into an ADD frenzy and forget what I want to do with my days. ... Read more

Cooking, Maple Sugaring, and Growing Food at School

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

Along with traditional academic subjects, we like to teach about food and nutrition, including growing and cooking our own food. We have a school garden and have seeds started for spring planted. Chickens, which we hatched from eggs, provide the... Read more

No Strep

Monday, March 09, 2015      6 comments

I was able to get in to my doctor this morning. I developed incredible mouth pain in my soft palate where my dentist gave me a novocaine shot in preparation for a crown ... Read more

Signs of Spring

Sunday, March 08, 2015      8 comments

It was a lovely sunny Sunday today, and the warmest day we have had so far. It was delightful for both Stella and I to take two walks today and breathe in fresh air. When we went for our morning walk, there was still quite a bit of snow cover, b... Read more

Busy Day Today

Saturday, March 07, 2015      11 comments

It's another six day work week, second one in a row. Tonight is our Auction Gala and Comedy Show Fundraiser for our school. Mostly, this should be fun. Leighann Lord, who was voted the top African American female comedian of the year, will be pe... Read more

Hi Again, Sweet Spark Friends!

Friday, March 06, 2015      10 comments

Hello Dear Friends, I have been a stranger to Spark for quite a while. Aside from just now recovering from a bad bout of pneumonia, which developed as a complication to the flu, I have been well. But, between work and a bitter cold winter, ... Read more

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


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