The boys

    The boys are my poetry.  All the cliches come to mind about time and growth; they are all true. In a short 48 hours, I will have a nine year old, and in only nine short weeks, I will have an 8th grader.  #thestruggleisreal #lifeisbeautiful    

Standing Rock Syllabus — Discover

Compiled by a group of Indigenous scholars and activists and settler/POC supporters, the #StandingRockSyllabus gathers reading material on #NoDAPL, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Indigenous history in the United States in general. via Standing Rock Syllabus — Discover After my long (routine) silences on this blog, I think it wise to begin again by sharing something…

3 Moves, One Year

Life is good.  We have moved for the third time in one year.  Notice (exhibit A) the storage bin is empty.  The strong men (and one woman) moved heavy objects for several days, and on Sunday we drank a fancy mocha @ The Peach Cafe in our new hometown.  Tired, achy, and back to work,…

Summer Reading 2016– A year gone by

As I sit and write this I cannot really believe that we have been housesitting for a year.  It has been a journey, to say the least.  We have been comfortable here, and there were some difficult moments (like the cat dying on our watch!), but all in all it has taught us to live…

A Room with a View

       Curled up in the comfy chair is the adorable cat.  Image 1 of our new digs.  We are finally moved in for the next 12 months, and may only have to visit storage occasionally to pick up a random item here or there.  It is good to be done.  Now time to relax…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 2 (A Moveable Feast)

The Reading Nook Have book will travel.  This is the summer of moving. We moved in June (literally the day after the last day of school) from our home of 11 years to a friend’s home for 7 weeks, and next week we will be moving to a new place that we will live in…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 1 (Let the Romance begin!)

My posting history shows that I am most consistent at posting to this blog during summer months and other vacations.  Such is the grind of a full time educator-parent.  So without further ado, here is the first post related to my summer reading.  My true summer vacation begins tomorrow, though I have been able to…

Welcome 2015!

When asked to review this year (beyond what WP said about my blogging habits), I am at a loss for appropriate words.  I could describe this year in some annoying hashtags: #exhausting #neverenoughtime #workaholicdaze #imperfectparenting #perimenopausalproblemsandallthatjazz (read: the really serious stuff never makes it to a hashtag either).  But who wants to read/hear about those…

2014 in review by WP

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

#MerryChristmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all!  Happy Holidays! When we woke up this morning, Santa had eaten the special cupcakes that Ale had made for him, plus a bite of the frosted cookies.  He even drank some of the Vitamin Water (zero) to keep him going! 🙂   Let us not forget the reason for the season:…