A Lack of Intelligence

I thought it would only be fair to follow up my 'words of wisdom' post with a 'lack of intelligence' post. I'm aiming for full disclosure here. I'd hate for you to get the wrong idea. I frequently preach about the importance of listening to your body.  (Actually I do this ad nauseam. Ask anybody who…

The Daniel Plan: Take 3

This past week's chapter? Fitness. I'll be 50 in a few months. Four to be precise. And I am telling you this for three two reasons. One, I'm old. (Thought I should put that out there. It does, however, mean I have a lot of experience.) Two, memory issues may be a factor in what I am…

Hello, Summer!

Poetry Anthologies graded. Field trip survived. Report card comments written. File folders emptied. Google Docs organized. Classroom rearranged. Storage closet cleaned. Goodbyes spoken. Coworkers hugged. Summer. Today is my third day of vacation, and although I was anxiously anticipating time to write, I've been procrastinating. I believe it's God's way of allowing me to empathize with my…

I Practice Yoga Because I Love to Run

I was relaxing in the dentist's chair a few weeks ago, enjoying myself immensely. Really. I was.  I actually look forward to getting my teeth cleaned. Although truth be told, I much prefer the little tool that scrapes all the ickies off my teeth, than the water laser bippy. Not a big fan of that,…

Kind of a Big Deal

I bought a yoga mat. Kind of a big deal. A few weeks ago, I walked into Scheel's Sporting Goods, took the escalator to the second floor (don't judge...I would have taken the steps, but there were three "adorable" children messing around on the stairs, and I didn't feel like disturbing their play), and navigated to…