I usually use my blog to promote a TpT product or two. This is not one of those posts. Fall is a tough time for some teachers. There's the whole DEVOLSON thing (if you don't know what this is, look it up on Pinterest- you'll find some funny, and very true, stuff), plus the excitement… Continue reading Surviving the fall- and other tough tasks
Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest
Yesterday was such a weird day. I didn't expect to feel proud, terrified, excited, tearful, broken-hearted, and hopeful in the space of less than 8 hours. But I did. We dropped our oldest off at college yesterday. She is only a few miles from where I work. But her room is empty. I closed the… Continue reading Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest
The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety
I love a good to-do list. This is mostly because I have developed wicked anxiety. Like "needs medication" level anxiety. The best way I can describe it is to say that my brain starts with one thought. That one thought becomes a little ball. My anxiety is the plunger on a pinball machine. It pulls… Continue reading The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety
I Need Some Catharsis- Facing Down the Enemy at my Former School
What to do, what to do. I had a pretty horrid experience last night that is making me wonder if I have truly gone over the edge. Maybe my 3 readers can help me decide if I'm nuts. Last night, my youngest daughter had freshman orientation at the high school she will start next week.… Continue reading I Need Some Catharsis- Facing Down the Enemy at my Former School
Are they ready?
As of next Thursday, my husband and I will have a senior and a freshman in high school. What? When did this happen? I've been thinking about this craziness for some time. My husband and I have talked extensively about the fact that we only have a couple more years with our girls under… Continue reading Are they ready?