Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Unknown The beginning of August brought an adventure unlike any other for me. Now that I’ve gotten better at packing, me and my carry-on bag hopped a plane to Denver where I met up with the Tall Texan and three other couples. From Denver we … More Dakota Sunrise..
Nothin’ left to do but smile, smile, smile. ~ Grateful Dead Did you know that “writers block” is a real thing? I mean you won’t find it in the DSM-5, but I know it’s real because it is what has kept me away for a few months. I trusted that I would get back to … More Austin City Limits…
Until one has loved a dog, a part of ones soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France We had a special birthday this past week. Summer turned a year old. It was a beautiful day for a celebration and naturally included grain free treats. And she got to romp and play with her best friends … More A Summer Birthday..
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..