Author Archives: Shoes

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.

Simple Sunday – Laundry

  Don’t let the cat out of the!…oh, nevermind.

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Where did I put My Cup of Sugar?

My typical is the silly and uplifting snippets from life: quirky things my kids say, the cute antics of our fuzzy orange cat James, hikes and meals enjoyed by family and friends. It is the lemonade from the lemons of … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Alley Cat

Cutting through an alley in Flagstaff on our way to an art festival yesterday, we walked past the above door. Carter says “Look momma, a cat!” “Ahhh,” I replied, already missing our cats even though we just left the house … Continue reading

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I don’t know what dinner will be

I don’t know what is for dinner tonight, but what I do know is that in about 23 minutes my first batch of mini pumpkin muffins will be coming out of the oven. Priorities, people. What prompted this, you may … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Cookie Cat

Baking is more entertaining with an orange cat. Note: he was not impressed with the length of the bake time.

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Simple Sunday – When Life Imitates Art and Other Nonsense We Do

We went to the Phoenix Art Museum a couple weeks ago, trading our long-time Science Center membership for a bit of culture. Carter enjoyed the scavenger hunt, checking off the found items with minimal art appreciation. I did capture a … Continue reading

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Pandemic Teaching (again)

We are two weeks into our new school year. The boys are in person this year as they are vaccinated. They also ride the city bus to and from school, a new experience they have already mastered. I am so … Continue reading

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This One is Beyond Cute Kids and Cats

Imagine for a minute that you are a parent and you receive a digital message from your child’s teacher stating that one of your child’s test scores was well below the typical range of “normal” and that further testing was … Continue reading

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Fur Friday – Couch Cats

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Fur Friday – Lounging on the Counter

Chloe, just hanging around.

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