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Just Breathe #SOL18

Well, I've missed my last two Friday blogs, not for lack of trying, but for lack of energy. Last week, I was in bed at 8:30, and it's been 9:30 for a while now. I don't have a TV show... Continue Reading →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Basketball 2018 #SOL18

I've been blessed of the last couple of years to have teams who have been gifted with some amazing talent, and their records have reflected this. Basketball has come easy to these girls and it shows. #twogreatseasons Walking into this... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Dialing Back Social Media #SOL18

Sure, I bought in the narrative hook, line, and sinker. Join this new social media, you'll be better for it! I got myself Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and used it for good, not evil. I found coaches I could connect to,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRttFSTDtJQ   Being a Leader in Me advisor for our school (with no training at this point), I'm always on the look out for something that will inspire and show students how to be leaders. I found that last night... Continue Reading →

Alls Quiet, So It’s Time to Reflect #SOL18

Note: This was started in July as we were making sure our animals stayed clean for the up coming 4-H fair. It felt like the to time finish it out.   As I write this, it's 12:45 in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Looking Back to Look Forward #SOL18

First, Iowa Irish Fest was an awesome experience! Gaelic Storm never fails to amaze me on the show they put on. Being we've seen them for 8 years now, they run some of the same material, but they play with... 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 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 →

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