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Opal and Mozzie #SOL22

These are the two troublemakers in our house since our daughters have flown the nest. Opal, on the right, is our "typical" Siamese. She's loud, obnoxious, is constantly in our face, and will bring us her "kill" on a nightly... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Iowa: Where Did You Go? #SOL22

Iowa, where have you gone? The Iowa I came back to raise my daughter (now daughters) in is pretty much gone red. Friends I had in high school post random MAGA nonsense. Co-workers make TikToks about supporting Trump and the... Continue Reading →

Basketball Saved Me, Again! #SOL22

Today was, if I may borrow one of the slang words of our students, dog water (apparently that is negative). #heeheeyousaiddogwater Hush. We go on an A/B day cycle and one day has a decidedly different feel than the other.... Continue Reading →

The Peace of the Campfire #SOL22

This past spring, we purchased this little camper (22 feet doesn't seem like little when you are towing it) and as much as I'd love to say we got out and saw the world, we did not. Part of it... Continue Reading →

Slice of Life Tuesday: Worthy Goals #SOL22

A few things happened over this past week that has got me thinking about my health and goals: 1. A month ago, we get an email from my dad, talking about dad stuff, then he slips in that he fell... Continue Reading →

5 Random Thoughts Right Now #SOL22

My nerd room is coming together. I've got the computer set up. I've got accounts set up. All I need are my posters up on the wall and a light bulb in my lamp and I'm set. My coding skills... Continue Reading →

Speak Your Truth #SOL22

Welp, here I am again, writing at 10:00. Ok, 30 minutes on the treadmill and three sets of push-ups and squats slowed me down, but still. #ugh Oh yes. Ugh is right. But, tonight's blog, it's all about truth. As... Continue Reading →

The Agony of a New Phone #SOL22

Last Saturday, we made the trip to Red Lobster and Sam's Club (think Costco-style warehouse). My wife had been editing some curriculum for hours and was starting to break down. We'd planned on doing this, but she got wrapped up... Continue Reading →

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