I haven’t done a post like this in years! Right now I am limited in mobility to areas closest to the house, and only when others are nearby to assist. But Grant is working hard to change this! Here is a small photo essay about what’s going on in the ornamental garden closest to the […]
Hundreds of miles from home I am home again with my grandfather walking the streets past the bookstores and ice cream parlor past the little shops and around the park Home again with my grandfather When I am with my grandfather, I am home. More NaPoWriMo poetry can be found at the website.
I remember the first time I started really thinking in terms of DECADES. Our elder son was about ten. Off the cuff, I mentioned something that had happened about 15 years before. It was his first true realization that there had in fact been “life” before him… And it was my first recognition that I […]
Today is the 21st anniversary of the day our older son became a big brother. He was so proud of his little brother! Here is a pic of the birthday boy and his big brother the day after he was born… When he was about 3 or 4, he LOVED that Snowman toy! When they […]
I have been “silent” for many months, working very hard at school and just trying to keep ahead of the work. I love my students, and spend most of my energy on them during the school year. It’s hard to keep that “work-life” balance sometimes. But as things calm down and become more predictable I […]
here is the main event from the weekend.
I am trying, during my two-week (16 days!) break this year to get ahead on a few household tasks as well as spend some time just doing the artsy-craftsy-teachery things I enjoy. The teacher-tasks are waiting until Thursday afternoon, when I will enjoy sitting down while watching football or movies and going through scope and […]
This is how I left the room today, set up for a sub who gets to do the “fun stuff” with the kiddos. 🙂 I try to keep a few tricks up my sleeve just in case, and today it was necessary to pull a few of them out. Tomorrow, Grant has a surgery to […]
A year and a half ago this evening, I was planning the pizza party for the class that had “most improved” in behavior and academics; and deciding to have cookies and juice for the other classes, who had been working very hard as well. Tomorrow will be the 18 month anniversary of the last day […]
We are getting things put in place. I spent most of the last couple days on either the bedroom/closets or my office. We also tidied up the great room/kitchen a bit more. Here is an update.