Feeling a Bit Melancholy After This Thanksgiving Weekend

It was a different kind of Thanksgiving. Typically, Thanksgiving is a blur. And a bit stressful. In all honesty, as much as I want it to be all about family, Thanksgiving feels like one big checklist. I don't think I ever fully appreciated the day. But this Thanksgiving was different. To begin with, we kicked off…

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It’s Been a Couple of Weeks

Two weeks ago seems like a lifetime ago. My life has gone from a sprint to a crawl. Two weeks ago, we were hauling most of the furniture in the house to the storage garage with all of the 'other items' being left behind. Unfortunately, our youngest's apartment won't be available until next weekend (so…

Spring Break 2018 (No Swimsuit…Just Skis and Jumper Cables)

It's been a while, hasn't it? Despite my best intentions to be more consistent with my blogging, a few weeks have elapsed since my last post. My excuse? In the world of education, it's EP season, so too much a considerable amount of my 'free time' has been devoted to writing my documentation log for…

I Wasn’t the Fun Parent and I’m Not the Fun Teacher

What. A. Week. Friday was a long time coming. There were moments (several of them, actually) when I seriously wondered if I was going to make it to the weekend. The week started out well. My Monday and Tuesday were the kind of days teachers dream about. My 6th graders were creating blogs and begging…

Goodbyes

I hate goodbyes. Ab-so-lute-ly hate them. And I've endured two over the past ten days. Both of which created feelings that lingered for far longer than I would have liked. I cherished this past Christmas. But it wasn't because of the presents piled up under the tree. Because there weren't any. It wasn't because we…