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Does this need a title
Sunday, March 04, 2012      0 comments

That's one of my favorite questions from my students. I try to tell them a title indicates that they have narrowed their focus down to a couple of word summary, but they are unimpressed. And this doesn't seem to have a summary. Didn't log fo... Read more
Things done, things left undone
Saturday, February 25, 2012      3 comments

I read the motivational blogs from Sparkpeople, and they are so beautiful, it makes me feel absolutely witchy. I remember a description of a writer, with a beautiful lady at her ear, whispering, you can't say that, change it, that's too mean. ... Read more
Need to get started
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      0 comments

I am going to try not to beat myself up about not having started working on the novel yet, and instead am envisioning sitting in bed in a little bit and working on it. It has been that kind of day, starting with forgetting my lunch, but running... Read more
Mardi gras
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      2 comments

Not everything is ready for tomorrow, but I guess it could be worse. And, a week into tracking I'm staying in my ranges, mostly. I just wish the days didn't go by so slowly, and the weeks so fast. It is already the end of February, and I find ... Read more
Other people (just venting)
Monday, February 20, 2012      6 comments

For some reason, my mother has made it her recent mission to drive me crazy. Dropped by with my sister today, so my sister's children could see our new rabbits. I told them I was doing housework, but they could come. My mother then starts fol... Read more
Getting ready for Lent
Sunday, February 19, 2012      2 comments

This time last year, I was completely, absolutely, focused on a goal-- getting my National Board Certification for teaching. I went to meetings, 2 hours a week, wrote, rewrote, and rewrote again my entries, did more hours of videotaping and edi... Read more
Saturday detention
Saturday, October 22, 2011      4 comments

I am sitting here teaching Saturday detention, thinking of all the changes that have happened in the last year. My husband has changed jobs several times, and never for the better. My elementary baby has started middle school, and not without ... Read more
Back again
Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

I guess this is a several month summary entry. this year at school has been horrible. We are understaffed, undersupported, and morale is down the toilet. I work with people who I cannot begin to figure out, and, at this point, don't rea... Read more
First day of school tomorrow
Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

Hopefully, I'll get back to a routine. This last month has been wonderful, but I haven't even been aboe to guess at the calories. Now, there will be many fewer choices. Of course, school also takes up most of the day. Spent today gettingthi... Read more
Back, again
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      4 comments

After a series of interuptions-- a friend's mother died, a visitor from the Czech Republic. But mostly, being tired of not seeing anything budge, not to mention missing a lot of my goals. Some things I have managed to do-- private skating less... Read more
Students, former and future
Friday, July 30, 2010      1 comments

My teenager got me on facebook this week, and I have been catching up with former students. A lot of them are from an urban school with a bad reputation, soI am pleased to report lots of college degrees, international travel, and not too many c... Read more
Quick blog
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      2 comments

Five minutes until the driving children part starts. Okay, child-- one of them has gone off with a friend for a few days, leaving me with an only child. However, today we are going to skate, have lunch with friends, and their new baby, and the... Read more
Almost month end
Sunday, July 25, 2010      3 comments

The problem with months ending, is that there are so many things left undone. My book, which is always on the goals, never seems to make it on the prioroties. And then dinner tonight was ata Chinese buffet, as we had a surprise dinner with my ... Read more
home again
Sunday, July 25, 2010      3 comments

Northern Arkansas is one of my favorite places-- the river, streams to explore, and so many houses just begging tfor people to peer inside (metaphorically, of course), and tell their stories. It is hard to get excited about ranches houses, 1956... Read more
Back, and leaving again
Friday, July 16, 2010      4 comments

Spent this last week at an AP workshop. I think that my next goal is to become a consultant. The one that I had was very knowledgable, but not very exciting. I found it interesting that she despises the technique of having students' hook the ... Read more

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