Woah, 2015 has been quite a year of change and transformation. Pretty much ready for it to end when the clock strikes midnight tonight! We're celebrating this moment and looking ahead. I’ve done quite a bit of reflecting over the past month, and there have been lots of experiences had and lessons learned in 2015. … Continue reading Bye Bye 2015
The past few months have been some of the most difficult of my life. Since July 15, my husband has spent a grand total of 92 days in the hospital and undergone 26 surgeries to repair damage from an episode of diverticulitis. He's still in the hospital, but the surgery cycle is over. His abdomen … Continue reading No More “Shoulding” on Myself
Somehow, I've returned to the emotional rollercoaster I rode when I was pregnant with my son twenty years ago. On the way home from work this week, I had myself in tears over our forthcoming "empty nest" status. Then, when I did get home, I had to blink back more tears because of the actual … Continue reading Our Impending Empty Nest
Graduation at my school happened last Friday evening. I sat next to a cooler on the track, sweat dripping, and gauged sold water bottles to all the unprepared poor souls who didn't bring any in with them. My Forensics kids scored with the unseasonably warm 90 degree weather as our water bottle sale was the last fundraising effort before … Continue reading What is it about Pomp and Circumstance?
My Daughter's "Trashless" Dream TreeDespite the fact that my fourteen year old daughter never stepped a foot out of the truck to participate in our annual tree hunt this year as it was “way too cold,” she still managed to give us quite a few instructions on the size and shape of the tree we … Continue reading Tree Trash
This little roll of film made getting pics so much easier.Last weekend, my husband asked for one picture, a single lone shot he took. When I went to get it off my camera, I discovered that every single picture I’ve taken over the past year and a half was still on the memory card. Oops. … Continue reading 9 Reasons I Miss my Film Camera
Today is Halloween, I will be heading off to teach high school English dressed like I normally do which, according to my teen age daughter, is boring. All of the high school students will also be dressed in their normal clothes: jeans (pulled up or down to varying degrees and with varying degrees of “fashionable” … Continue reading Tragedy – No More DIY Costumes at our House