Thursday’s Thoughts: November 14th, 2019

October marked the one year anniversary of living in our new home. We've accomplished a lot, but there are still many projects left to tackle. We spent last winter working outside in our 'woods', unwrapping and pulling down vines from trees, removing underbrush and fallen trees, and cutting down 'less desirable' trees (with the hope…

Thursday’s Thoughts: October 31st, 2019

This is Quinn: Isn't she precious?! I mean, really. Just look at her. Best. Dog. Ever. Of course, I may be a bit biased. (You know, my view may be slanted. I see the good; I overlook or ignore the not-so-good.) For example, she's a snuggler, but she's not so good at listening. (Unless a…

How Are You Doing with Your ‘One Word’?

I wasn't "called" to be a teacher. I became a teacher, because at the time, it was the easiest thing for me to do. In high school, I had little idea of what I wanted to do with my life. At one point, I wanted to become a beautician. (Those of you who know me,…

ONE WORD: Checking In and Making a Confession

So... how has your ONE WORD been treating you? Been giving it any thought? Really. I want to know. Personally, I've been struggling a bit. But only because I've been thinking. Which is a good thing! Right? This past month has forced encouraged me to differentiate between ACTION (my ONE WORD) and 'busyness'. I've been rather…

30 Years Ago Today

February 14, 1989 A Valentine’s dinner date He arrived in his 1987 silver Grand Am carrying a box of 3 large chocolates,  I ♥ U a bottle of Liz Claiborne perfume (the red triangle), a porcelain Precious Moments figurine, and a dozen long stemmed red roses. My student budget could only afford a teddy bear…