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Friday Thoughts: Just Do The Damn Writing

#wowcursingrightoffthebat I've been frustrated lately with my inability to keep focus on any sort of project. I've got some self-diagnosis going on, but I am NOT a trained professional so those will stay firmly in my own head. However, I... Continue Reading →

#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

Slowly Saturday: Comfortable

For the past decade, perhaps a little longer, our summers have been dominated with Brown Swiss and cattle shows. When I graduated from college and got married, never did I think that this kind of thing would be in my... Continue Reading →

“We Are All Luke Skywalker #SOL21

#ummmwhat Last year, I purchased a book from First Book titled, The Legends of Luke Skywalker, by Ken Liu. Total side note, if you've not all ready heard of First Book and are in the education field, have your own... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: It Was A Good Day

"I got to say it was a good day." - Ice Cube Today was one of those days where things just felt right. We've struggled a little bit as of late, just with diet and motivation in getting exercise into... Continue Reading →

Teaching Ain’t for the Weak at Heart

Literally. #whatareyoutalkingabout Admittedly, this is solely based on my own data which can be skewed however I want, but your Fitbit cannot lie, right? May 15th my resting heart rate was 70 beats a minute. June 5th my resting heart... Continue Reading →

Rain Never Sounded So Good

So we've made it to our campsite outside of Boston and have had a great time so far. Our problem: obniouxs neighbors. #theyaretheworst Dropping f-bombs, kids being mouthy, a firework went off, the whole nine yards. And then it started... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 1 – I am…..

Good morning to all writers, new and old, to the March Slice of Life Challenge! I will be perusing the Two Teachers site soon, looking for new faces and connecting with old "friends" that have been here much longer than... Continue Reading →

Good Bye, Old Friend

The last couple of years, we've not had good luck with the cats in our lives. The cat our daughters grew up with, Slick, was 15 or 16 years old, but had stopped eating, so we'd scheduled an appointment at... Continue Reading →

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