The Week with My Mom

Happy Friday Eve! (That makes the day so much more doable, doesn't it?) My mom is here visiting, so the week has been filled with walks (for both her and the dog) and lots of games. And for the record, she still is on top of hers (game, that is). Not bad for almost 88.…

5 Things I Am Currently Loving

Oat Milk I remember the day I tried oat milk for the first time. I was at Timshel Cafe, a quaint "eclectic urban coffee shop" (their words, not mine) situated in downtown Neenah. I had ordered a soy latte, when the barista informed me they did not have soy milk. And would I care for…

A Journey of Thought (Hold on! This is going to be quite a ride.)

When I left school on the Friday before Winter Break, my lesson plans for the week of my return were printed, 3 hole punched, and carefully placed in my trustworthy black binder that sits on my desk.  I had prepared for each lesson by writing personal examples, creating presentations, recording the presentations (more times than necessary...sucks being a perfectionist), and uploading them all to Schoology…

Just a Rant (Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules)

This past Friday, my husband and I headed east to drop Alli off in New York for her junior year of college. My husband drove our well packed SUV towing the camper (for a "Hey, we’re empty-nesters again!" vacation), while Alli drove "her" car. Each time we stopped for a bite to eat, or fuel up, I offered to drive so she…