Tag Archives: Life

Simple Sunday – Tale of Two Towns (ok, one is a city, but you know what I mean)

I grew up on an island in Washington state, my hometown surrounded first by farmland and next by the sea. I have moved, two times now, to Phoenix, Arizona a city surrounded first by sunshine and next by the desert. … Continue reading

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Victory for Teaching Table Manners?

This afternoon, as I set the table for lunch I noticed that all our large plates were dirty. Being too lazy to hand wash them, I put out a bowl for the pasta, a smaller bowl for the salad, and … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches are my jam. They are my comfort food. I have very strong opinions about all things involving the great grilled cheese. Here is a sneak peek from the last time I made them, before putting their tops … Continue reading

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Remote Teaching

It has been a verrrrrryyyy long two weeks. I have behind me one week of four half days and one full week of online teaching. I teach third grade. My take-aways from these two weeks are: Doing what is best … Continue reading

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Happy as a…

pig with a pinwheel. One of Cody’s teachers had an activity today that required the students to pick a gif that they felt represented how they felt about going back to school. Cody picked this one. It makes me so … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Your Back

Every morning, Husband and I take our dogs for a two + mile walk. For the last several months there has been a major construction project underway in our neighborhood that has caused us to have to modify our route. … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Life in the Foreground

A little reminder to myself, that perspective, my perspective, is powerful and in my ability to control. I can choose to focus on the foreground, and let go of the background clutter as needed. In life I can use the … Continue reading

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Order

Order. In our classroom (I say “our” because it is both mine and my students’) there is an order and a calm that comes with knowing. In the first week of school, my students and I discuss why we are … Continue reading

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Quarantine Conversations with Husband

Yesterday I used the last Q-tip in the package. (This is only a noteworthy feat due to the fact that the package is a Costco sized package and contained 625 Q-tips. In addition to this, it is one of three … Continue reading

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Lazy Texting

I don’t always text Husband to bring me something from a room he is passing through, but when I do, I usually get treated to a sassy reply. He came into the living room with the requested book, his thumb … Continue reading

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