Thursday’s Thoughts: November 6th, 2019

A month or so ago, my oldest asked, "How did you know when you loved Dad?" How did I know? Reed and I met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. Our friends came with to make the date a little less awkward. He was tall with broad shoulders and sleepy blue eyes (classic…

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…

It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

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…

A Whirlwind Trip to the Twin Cities

Last Wednesday was my middle child's 24th birthday, and as luck would have it, he was flying back to the Midwest to help out at his alma mater's indoor conference track meet this past weekend. This provided the perfect opportunity to meet up and celebrate! After two long days of teaching and conferences, I was…