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What I’ll Miss #SOL

I've been on a bit of a hiatus since the Slice of Life Challenge. My writing mojo, while primed after March, just fizzled with the onslaught of school and family, with the difficulties that each offer. We'll try to return... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 28 – Black Light Dodgeball

I'll admit, I was skeptical of "black light dodgeball". The parent in me started wringing my hands with "can everyone see enough" or "we've got really hard throwers" and "what is someone gets hurt?" The jock in me is flexing... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 24 – 10 Facts About Me

I saw this posted yesterday as the thing to do, so while I'm a day late (pretty typical for me) it looked like a fun way to get myself thinking! So without further ado: I'm a basketball junkie. No mystery... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 5 – Snow Day Challenge

We have another snow day. #insertrandomcursewordshere Our district, from one end to another, is approximately 30 miles wide, and really encompasses all of what I see as typical here in Iowa. On one end, pretty wide open flat area, the... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 2 – The Obligitory Basketball Post

If you are one of 12 readers of my blog (thanks Mom for recruiting some of your friends!), then you know I'm a basketball junkie. I'll watch just about any basketball I can find. Fifth grade recess? Sure! High school... Continue Reading →

Random Thoughts – Coaching Stuff

Last night, we got beat 52 - 18. The half time score was 25 - 12. #ugh Up until the last two minutes, when we were "only" down 20, I was pretty pleased. This is a team as a school... Continue Reading →

Swimming and Life #SOL17

My youngest daughter made the varsity cross country team as a freshman. She was fast, strong, and was seemingly invincibleĀ in her attitude towards her sister, her parents, and life in general. Fast forward to this year, her senior year. She's... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Just Love It?

Today was exhausting. Today was exciting. Today was draining. Today was fulfilling. Today was "salty" (as the kids love to say). Today was a blast. Today was a day I dreaded. Today was a day I looked forward to. Today,... Continue Reading →

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