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Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Me #SOL19

Yup, my birthday lands on Slice of Life Day, so I have to write. #whateverdude This will be a short one because as I started writing it, it quickly became a huge vent on why my attitude has been in the... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – A Week Off

I've not written in a week. #sowhat For some, that's not a big deal. For some, it's nothing to worry about. I'm worried. Why? Because I need to write. I need to outlet. I need the words on the page. I... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 16 – A Betsy DeVos Visit

No, she didn't come to our school. No, she didn't come to our area. No, she didn't meet with ANY teachers. No, she didn't talk to ANY parents. No, she talked with "advocates" (ie: lobbyists) about her "Education Freedom initiative"  (ie: vouchers). I'm not... Continue Reading →

#SOLC19 Day 3: Slow Sundays

Today's slice is just tiring for me. Sundays are meant for this. We had the alarm set to go to church, but shut it off and went back to bed. We've struggled with church a lot lately. I was up way... Continue Reading →

Long Time, No Write #SOL18

Yo, blog! Sup?? Long time, no write here! I've neglected you and my 17 readers, and for that I do apologize. But yet, a hiatus (wow, finally had a chance to use that word!) was needed. As we looked through... Continue Reading →

A Complaint, then The Week That Was…#SOL18

First, the complaint. Our students get out on Thursday, good for them! I've been flooded with late work being turned in because, starting in April, we said "do it now or in summer school". Our summer school list was released... Continue Reading →

Struggling #SOL17

#Istruggle I struggle with my weight. I feel the stress oozing through my pores, and know that I'll medicate it with food. I am the poster child for stress eating, the sweeter the better. I struggle with watching my 8th... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Worry

NOTE: While I'd love for you to read on, this is another dumping of yuck out of my head. Please feel free to move on. Either that or read at your own risk. 🙂   Yup, it's the beginning of... Continue Reading →

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