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One Little Word 2023: Reset #SOL23

Welcome back to "The Little Blog Who Could". I'm your host Putting Words Down Peter. Sorry, that's the introduction of a TikToker who makes all these weird recipes, then samples his own word. An example, he put mini-Starburst in a... Continue Reading →

Decompressing At Its Finest #SOL22

Just a quick slice today. We talk a lot about decompressing at educators. Here's my decompression for the day. We got up late, had coffee and more Christmas leftovers. We questioned ourselves and the plan for today. My wife found... Continue Reading →

And It’s Done #SOL22

And just like that, today was our last practice of the season. #what I know. Practice started October 17th and this was it. We had 6:30 practice after a fairly awful game last night. I didn't know how the girls... Continue Reading →

5 Things I’m Good At #SOL22

I was going to write a moody blog about taking things to heart. Next time, I promise. #ohgoodie Hush. Apparently, WordPress is now giving us writing prompts and mine was "What are 5 things you are good at?" #ohboy With... Continue Reading →

Opal and Mozzie #SOL22

These are the two troublemakers in our house since our daughters have flown the nest. Opal, on the right, is our "typical" Siamese. She's loud, obnoxious, is constantly in our face, and will bring us her "kill" on a nightly... Continue Reading →

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 →

Iowa: Where Did You Go? #SOL22

Iowa, where have you gone? The Iowa I came back to raise my daughter (now daughters) in is pretty much gone red. Friends I had in high school post random MAGA nonsense. Co-workers make TikToks about supporting Trump and the... Continue Reading →

The Peace of the Campfire #SOL22

This past spring, we purchased this little camper (22 feet doesn't seem like little when you are towing it) and as much as I'd love to say we got out and saw the world, we did not. Part of it... Continue Reading →

5 Random Thoughts #SOL22

it's been a long day, I'm writing my Slice late, and tomorrow is our first day of school #ugh So, my brain is pretty well shot dealing with professional development, a Zoom meeting, then trying to keep focused long enough... Continue Reading →

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