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Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

It’s Been Quiet. Too Quiet. #SOL22

Hello Blog! Long time, no write! It's been so long that I've missed #slacker Nope, not this time! It's just been a bit of a reset. Much needed time away. In June, worked for two weeks on professional learning dealing... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – We Found It – #SOLC22

Green Beer!! Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Iowan whose parents both trace their ancestry back to Ireland! It's amazing how something so simple can bring such joy. But today, it was much needed. And tomorrow, more joy and more... Continue Reading →

Day 10 – Where’s My #*$#(& Notebook? – #SOLC22

#thatisaninappropriatetitle Oh, starting in on me already? Sweet. I love the idea of "noticing notebooks". 10 years ago, I watched Ted Talk by Angela Maiers where she talked about noticing notebooks. Every since, I've tried to keep one. #prettycool Yes,... Continue Reading →

Happy Place #SOL21

It's not much, but it's my happy place right now.

Home Is Where Family Resides #SOL21

While it's easy for me to type the title, the content will be more difficult. My parents have decided that it's time to "move to town". They've owned their acreage for 50 years, purchasing it a little bit after I... Continue Reading →

A Step In The Right Direction #SOL21

I received an email that I would have loved to have written about today. It spoke to me on a very personal level and I'll probably write about it the coming days. But not today. Today, we learned that Derek... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 29 – Currently

I'm feeling my 49 years, 333 days today. #teachertired So, I'm borrowing a blog from a very talented Slicer, Britt over at Multifaceted Musings, and her blog titled Currently. Thank you, Britt for showing us this format! 🙂 Currently noticing... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 23 -Too Many Chickens

We have too many damn chickens. #cluckcluckcluck We've always had them since we've been out here. We built the chicken coop many years ago (the year is written on one of the beams in the barn), and always had a... Continue Reading →

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