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Better Late Than Never: My #OLW22 #SOL22

I took an unintended break from the blog for a week. Time management has never been my strong point, and when I thought about writing, I was seeing double I was so tired, so it's just not been done much,... Continue Reading →

Failure and a Reprieve #SOL21

Yes, I am a failure. #rutroh Tuesdays are a regular writing day for me. Tuesday was a writing day AND our first basketball game. Neither one went well. Basketball, well, we just didn't look good. We played really, REALLY tight... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: I Just Don’t Know

I've worked hard to keep a positive attitude. I've tried to exercise to keep my body healthy. I've tried to come to some sort of peace with a lot of things out there. And all I've got is I understand... Continue Reading →

Where To Put Your Truth? #SOL21

Ok, it's been a pretty "ugh" kind of week. Computer science classes are tough on these days. I got a message and picture from my parents about their last trip to "the ranch" and about how, after almost 50 years,... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Iowa Irish Fest and Chad #SOL21

My writing schedule is messed up, thus, the hash tag for the Slice of Life, put on by the web site of Two Writing Teachers. I did not post because *sigh* I'm at the Iowa State Fair, AGAIN! #sillyman But,... 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 →

Wednesday Wanderings: The Power of the Smile

During our travels to the East Coast and back, I was struck by one surpisingly simple, but striking thing: 99% of the people who were in the service industry smiled. The smiled a lot! From the people we interacted with... Continue Reading →

Goals for the Week! #Habit7 #LeaderinMe

Note: This was my blog on our Kidblog for this week! I will be adding to it on this blog, but you'll get the general idea! 🙂 Last week, I did NOT follow through on two of my three big... Continue Reading →

Gearing Up

15 days. #what 15 days of school left in a year that's saw much more grey hair plus the weight lost in the spring packed back on. #Ohdear Yes, as we said in church today: "This year has been....challenging." Challenging... Continue Reading →

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