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“Be A Good Human” #SOL21

#seriously #whyisthisathing I ask the same question daily. One of our sixth grade teachers has a t-shirt that says something about this and we've all pretty much made this our mantra for finishing out the year. Why you might ask?... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 2 – The Universe Speaks

Sometimes, things pop out and just seem to yell, "HEY, PAY ATTENTION!" I got two emails from very different places, within two hour of each other. They both made me stop what I was doing a take a good inventory... Continue Reading →

Don’t Ask Me About School #SOL20

This last weekend, we did three dairy shows in three days. #WTFman I know, it was A LOT of work, especially with heat indices over 100 degrees and three hours of sleep per night. I'm sure I've written about this... Continue Reading →

What World Do You Want? #SOL20

Last week, I read an article on Medium called "Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting". #whatisgaslighting That's a great question! That's the first sentence of the article: *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 11 – I Needed That

I just about bailed on spin class today. #wimp I ran outside yesterday for the first time in a LONG time, and while was a good run, it was hard. I came back tired and bit discouraged because running on... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 5 – Delight

Honestly, playing off of yesterday's blog about music, when I heard the word delight, I immediately think of the song "Groove is in the Heart" by the music group Deee-Lite. #focusmanfocus This delight, though, is the actual delight. Webster's Dictionary... Continue Reading →

#SOL20 Challenge – Day 1 – I am…..

Well, it's the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge and I'm already behind! #gofigure So, we'll start out with an oldie, but a goodie in terms of challenge slices.   I am nervous. I don't like feeling this unprepared for the... Continue Reading →

The Power of Thank You #SOL19ss

First, seriously, a super full moon AND a winter storm?? Seriously?? Whomever put the bee in Mother Nature's bonnet, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop it!! #snowdaysaredrivingmecrazy But enough about snow, let's talk about my slice!... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

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