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About shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.

Bad Joke

In my classroom, we end our day with about ten minutes of a share, telling, or joke.  There is a sign-up list the students use to maintain some order in the process.  Many of the students lately have gotten into … Continue reading

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Traveling Sideways

In our classroom today we were suppose to be comparing two different texts with similar themes.  The story today was of a boy named Carlos who started out really wanting a particular breed of dog.  As the story progresses, the … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Easter Birthday

Today Cody turns 11.  It is the first time since his birth that Easter falls on his birthday.  The next time this will happen, he will be turning 22.  Happy birthday sweet boy.  You are amazing! I re-post his birth … Continue reading

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Replay

“The Cubs are on a roll in the replay of the game!” exclaimed Cody shortly after he had just seen them lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates. I simply shook my head, smiled, and agreed with him.

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My Towel

My Towel My towel does not travel on the days that you are gone. Instead it hangs upon the wall face looking blue and long. It wants to see the bathroom from a new and different view. Oh how sad … Continue reading

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AzMERIT with a Side of Chocolate Cake

The next two weeks are AzMERIT weeks in our household. In case you do not live in Arizona and as such are lucky to not know of what I speak, the AzMERIT is a statewide standardized test that is given … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Birthday Goat

When ones birthday falls on a Friday, one should really take advantage of such fine timing and have a little birthday gathering.  This is what happened to me last Friday.  And so, we invited people and had a party. It … Continue reading

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But…

Tonight this happened. me:  It’s double shower night, people! (At our house, ever other night is double shower night.  This means that both boys need to shower.  Cody is older and participates in P.E. so he is required to shower … Continue reading

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We Built This City

At first I was impressed. It was 7:20 and time for the boys to start thinking about heading to bed.  I had been out in the backyard with Husband enjoying an after dinner margarita and had let the time slip … Continue reading

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Nine Day Weekend

We are on Spring Break (or as Carter calls it, our nine day weekend). It is glorious. So far we have gone to the Science Center where we watched a 3-D movie about the monarch butterfly migration, the boys played … Continue reading

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