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loss and pictures
Friday, December 28, 2018      13 comments

Yesterday I had to make the difficult decision to euthanize my "old lady" cat. Her name was Jerrie, and she was 17 years old. My ex-husband rescued her from the back of a truck at his work place when she was young enough that we had to feed her... Read more
Let's play a game
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      9 comments

Now that the weather is turning cold, and we are wearing jackets for the first time since last winter, am I the only one finding "treasure" in my pockets? Tell me in the comments what you've found, this year or in past years. This year... Read more
The tomatoes that took over the world
Sunday, September 16, 2018      6 comments

This is mostly a blog asking my gardener friends for advice. I planted two tomato plants last spring, and a volunteer from last year's seeds popped up as well. Between the three plants I have more tomatoes than I can use or give away. I don't... Read more
My indoor pool - and other summer projects
Saturday, July 28, 2018      6 comments

I live in an area with a dry climate, not quite a desert but close. A desert is defined as getting 10" or less rainfall per year and we get about 13". We had a really wet year last year, followed by the driest winter I can remember and only a ... Read more
I'm so cool
Monday, June 18, 2018      10 comments

I didn't grow an ego overnight to proclaim myself the queen of cool. I finally, for the first time ever, have air conditioning in my house. The installers finished today and I may never leave my house again. Ever since I moved here I've had a... Read more
So done
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      14 comments

I'm really upset tonight. I'm actually shaking. I can't go into details, because I don't feel right doing so. But I can blog about how upset I am and get it off my chest. This person did something that is just not ok. It's something tha... Read more
This is the blog I wrote instead of...
Monday, April 09, 2018      6 comments

...doing everything else I should have been doing tonight. Gotta love a good procrastination inspired blog. Follow up on the Hello Fresh blog - I really liked the other two recipes as well. One made 3 servings and the other made the 2 it ... Read more
Hello Fresh - because the world needed another review. Right?
Thursday, March 29, 2018      6 comments

The last several months I've seen ads for and read a lot of reviews of meal delivery services (like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc. ). I swung pretty quickly from one end of the pendulum to the other, and back, and then back again... I had q... Read more
New year, new start
Sunday, December 31, 2017      11 comments

I guess this is the obligatory new year blog entry, I've seen a lot of them and I kind of feel like one is expected from us all as we turn that calendar page. Being who I am, that makes me not want to write one, but here I am anyway. None of m... Read more
Long week
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      4 comments

It's been a rough week here. Over the weekend I found out that a sparkfriend of several years had passed away. I wish I had known him better, but what I do know is that he was one of the kindest, most giving people I have ever met. Ever... Read more
Making progress
Saturday, July 15, 2017      8 comments

I am finally making progress on my summer to do list. You know how I know? Because I feel like I've been working forever and the list is just getting longer. Before I started I was like "oh, I don't really have that much to do". Then I star... Read more
Real start of summer vacation
Monday, June 05, 2017      3 comments

School's been out for a week now, but tomorrow is the first day of my real summer vacation. I was at the school every day last week, cleaning out my classroom and sitting on an interview committee. We have the bulk of the interviews completed ... Read more
More random - trying to build a plan
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      3 comments

The school year is finally over. I'm always glad for summer vacation, but this year I'm just grateful that it's over. It's been a rough one. 2 students in particular made one of my classes really awful. I had some other tough students scatte... Read more
This and that - mostly about work
Thursday, May 11, 2017      3 comments

No real point to this, just trying to order my thoughts and find some perspective. Today was a really long day at school. Most of my kids are pretty great, but my last class of the day is awful. There is no other way to put it. I can't g... Read more
5% winter challenge
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      6 comments

Just a quick blog tonight for the winter pre-challenge challenge. There will be a longer, more personal one coming once I work out a way to vent in less that a book form. This is a list of the challenges for the week & what I have(n't) don... Read more

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