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Short, Thankful Blog to Veterans

Friday, May 25, 2012      6 comments

I truly appreciate the sacrifice you have made so we, Americans, can enjoy the freedoms that so many other countries can only dream about. ~Sonya ... Read more

I decided...I itch...I am SO forgiving!

Monday, May 14, 2012      5 comments

Update from my last blog... I had the choice of going to my daughter's scholarship reception OR study group for a supplemental certification for work. I chose to attend the scholarship reception. SO glad I did! At first, I thought, "Hey! Thi... Read more

Decisions...

Thursday, May 03, 2012      4 comments

Here's the slight dilemmna... My oldest daughter must go to a scholarship banquet at her (soon-to-be) school which is a 2-hour drive away. She leaves with her friends who she's staying overnight with. This isn't the dilemmna. I have to ... Read more

May Goals 2012...Making it Happen

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      5 comments

This month is going to be challenging, but I am up for it. That's what I'm telling myself. MUST BE TRUE TO SELF, RIGHT??? 1) Drink 6-8 glasses of water! "Gulp! Gulp! Gulp...Gulp!" Read more

How'd she do that? Criminal Mind...

Thursday, April 19, 2012      8 comments

As many of you are aware of, teaching at the middle school level can be quite perplexing. I must say that on my campus, I could write a book or- if it were legal- create a reality show about the DAILY adventures that take place. Here's w... Read more

When the Smoke Clears...

Monday, April 09, 2012      5 comments

The confetti trickles in tantalizing flakes of rainbow snow. Covering a vast layout of noisy partying teenagers and ear-shattering music (am I telling my age?), suddenly the record scratches. Reality sets in... I'm no longer in the la... Read more

April Goals ~ "Making It Happen"

Sunday, April 01, 2012      3 comments

Simple (in words): 1) Drink 6-8 glasses of water and record daily emoticon 2) Stay within my calorie range be... Read more

Reality Check & Pay Check

Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

The real deal can't be beat. Why??? It's the truth. I have come to the realization that even though 10 of my colleagues were cut (non-renewal of teaching contract), I have to pray for them. When a door closes, a window (of opportunity) op... Read more

Spring Break~ Educational Exploration

Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

Road trip! Took a couple of days to enjoy some family time in Dallas/ Irving area of Texas. Early Tuesday morning we, hubby and 2 youngest kids, drove to Arkansas and visited Central High School in Little Rock after meeting MinniJean Brown's... Read more

Time Away...

Friday, March 09, 2012      5 comments

Breaking free from the usual monotony of unmotivated teens, I feel myself exhaling as I loosen my denim jeans. No longer in charge of lesson plans and "forgotten" work. I can relax, let my hair down, and chill like Captain Kirk. The s... Read more

Word for the Day: Wisdom

Sunday, February 26, 2012      1 comments

"If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding." Proverb... Read more

Sparking Makes Me Feel Better

Thursday, February 23, 2012      8 comments

As many of you know the past weekend brought some serious emotional jerks. Briefing... Husband's aunt died... Sorority sister in house fire with her 80+ year old mother... Another sorority sister 80+ years old, hospitalized on Monday... ... Read more

At home...PJs...TV...death...burned house...whew!

Monday, February 20, 2012      7 comments

Since last Sunday, I have taken in alot. My mother-in-law's sister, was lying in ICU holding on for life after another stroke. Her husband, now deceased, was the preacher who married my husband and I. Long sigh... Seeing her lie there ... Read more

Love...Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      6 comments

On this day, dance with a loved one and enjoy each other's company. Celebrate the love you share with a significant other, children, friends, & /or relatives! Why be t... Read more

Rekindling a love...hmmmmm!

Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

Two weeks ago while perusing the snack aisle at Wal-Mart, I spotted a bag of Pistacios. It had been YEARS-literally since I even ate 1. So as I read the nutrition label, I thought, "Why not?" That partially opened shell, calling...teasing... Read more


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