The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~ Margaret Atwood This past week brought a flurry of activity with Valentine’s Day and the Tall Texan’s birthday. It was also Week 5 of the 4 Week Healthy Self Reset of no sugar, … More Bigger Than a Bread Box..
I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde Even though Christmas is old news at this point, I’m still basking in the glow of the memories. My girl was home for an entire month and you talk about a beautiful gift? The best. We packed a lot into those days & nights, but the … More Dashboard Confessional..
The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal. ~ C. S. Lewis The second Thanksgiving since my celiac diagnosis is in the books. This one was a bit different from the first however, since I didn’t have total control over the meal. This year we gathered at … More The Countdown..
Comparison is the thief of joy. ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I want to be when I grow up. Heaven knows I don’t want to be a data collector teacher forever. I have no shortage of interests..photography, calligraphy, knitting…All of which I have gotten my feet wet with in … More You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby..
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different? ~ C. S. Lewis It’s been 18 months since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Upon discovery, my functional medicine doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, my primary care doctor here in Pittsburgh, and my gastroenterologist, all asked if … More Band of Brothers..
Just keep swimming. ~ Dory The transition back to school has been pretty smooth for both Summer and me. I’m so fortunate to have retired neighbors across the street who come over at lunchtime to let her out to play for a bit. When I get home it’s a happy dance reunion and off we … More The Crown Jewel..
Summer should get a speeding ticket. ~ Every Teacher I go back to work tomorrow. And I’ll let you in on a little secret: I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. Not that I don’t love my students, because I do. I teach great kids. It’s just that I really, really like … More Away She Goes..
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. ~ Dorothy Day The other day a loyal reader pointed out that it has been a month since I visited this space. ~gasp~ Summer has gobbled me up in equal parts carefree days and Tall Texan adventures. Here is a glimpse … More Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program..
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. ~ Rumi Summer (the season) is in full swing over here. Summer (the dog) has me up early every morning to enjoy it. One of the things I like most about teaching is its cyclical nature. I love having a beginning, … More Early Morning Riser..
It is not possible to always be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance. ~ Jackie Stewart Over Memorial Day weekend the Tall Texan and I traveled over to Indianapolis for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Tall Texan went to high school with one of the Indy … More Drivers, Start Your Engines..