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
Over the summer, I had the quilt that I normally keep in the trunk of my car, my denim bus blankie, in the house. When my son saw me folding it up to put back in my car, he asked me what I was doing. I told him I was putting it back in the … Continue reading My Man-Child has Cold Feet, Literally
A few weeks ago, my husband’s aunt sent me a handwritten letter. I will be honest here - when I first received it, I opened it up, felt the thickness of the folded up yellow sheets, and inwardly groaned. I wanted to have enough time to sit and read the entire thing without interruption, but when … Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter Writing