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Slice of Life Challenge

Day 31 – A Reflection – #SOLC22

Well, we've reached that time of the Challenge where we review the month. So, the Slice of Life Challenge, a reflection: 1) First, a special thanks to the wonderful writers, teachers, and moderators of Two Writing Teachers. Without this outstanding... Continue Reading →

Day 30 – Opportunities Missed – #SOLC22

Well, I'll get mine in early tonight because it might be my last one for a while. #uhoh It's been a while since I missed a Slice of Life deadline, and I was in midst of writing when I discovered... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – Beaten Down – #SOLC22

I'd planned on writing about whiskey (maybe tomorrow), but just a little bit ago, our Iowa House of Representatives passed HF 2577, a school transparency bill so that "parents have a voice" in the education of their child. #ummmmmm When... Continue Reading →

Day 28 – When is it Enough? – #SOLC22

So, I did not watch the Academy Awards last night. #whatwereyouthinking Oh, I know what I was thinking: Watching rich people pat each other on the back was not something I wanted to spend my time doing on a Sunday... Continue Reading →

Day 27 – How We Roll – #SOLC22

Tonight, this is how we roll. Running around all day, finding a nice, warm, safe place together. Never getting all cozy together, but never too far apart! Good night, world! ❤️ Opal (lighter cat) and Mozzie

Day 25 – Sweet Saturdays – #SOLC22

Today's one of those Saturdays we needed. We got up and went to our exercise place and got in 30 minutes of swimming. This is becoming my happy place, just moving. I've never been a fast runner or a good... Continue Reading →

Day 25 – The Madness – #SOLC22

I love March Madness as any basketball coach should. #youlovewhatyoulove I agree. I'm sitting here with a turtle whiskey (goodness, SO good) and a blueberry lager (don't judge), watching St. Peter's beat Purdue thinking to myself, this is what the... Continue Reading →

Day 24 – Evaluations – #SOLC22

*dramatic music plays in the background* #uhoh Stop it. In our handbook, we have formal evaluations every three year. It's always a stressful time having your administrator come in, listen to a lesson, then sit down with them later and... Continue Reading →

Day 23 – One Quarter – #SOLC22

We have one quarter left of this school year. I'm not one to wish things away. Good, bad, or otherwise, this life is about the experiences, and wishing those away doesn't feel right. This is year though. This year has... Continue Reading →

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