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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 →

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 →

What Brings You Joy? #SOL22

What brings me joy? #notsure That's the question of the day. I've struggled with this for a while because, if you read my last blog (psst, go read it, it's fine), you know that it has been a tough year.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 50 #WTF

Yes, today is my birthday. And yes, today I turn 50. #WTF With age comes wisdom and that sense of "I really don't care what you think," attitude, so there's that. But how in the world did it come to... Continue Reading →

A Random Mess with a Purpose #SOL21

I'm not sure what's going on with my brain, but I'm not liking it. I just cannot keep focus, period. My garden isn't ready because I'm flying around, getting projects half done, then thinking, "Oh crap, what about *insert next... Continue Reading →

A Wide Range of Emotions #SOL20

I'm not even sure where to start with this because there's so many emotions running through me over the last few days. Sadness: I went into my classroom to start packing things up and getting ready for the end of... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 8 – Finding Happy

Today was a day about finding the happy going into next week. Since Christmas, our class has been different: rude, disrespectful to each other, to us, and other teachers, apathetic, and just plain ornery. Now, this certainly is not the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

Another Late Night Blog #SOL19

It's 10:10 PM (CST) and I'm staring at this screen thinking, "What the heck do I write about?" Writing this summer has been an issue. What should I write about?? I could write about the fact I've got my notebooks,... Continue Reading →

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