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Rain Never Sounded So Good

So we've made it to our campsite outside of Boston and have had a great time so far. Our problem: obniouxs neighbors. #theyaretheworst Dropping f-bombs, kids being mouthy, a firework went off, the whole nine yards. And then it started... 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 →

#SOLC21 – Day 27 – Dreary

Today's has just been a dreary day. It started with the fact I feel twice my age right now. I had the second vaccine yesterday, and while I've not felt like my wife did, I feel very achy and even... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 24 – Somedays are Dumpster Fires

Holy. Hell. Our schedule has been tweaked this year because of Covid and we have a 12:20 dismissal on Wednesday to work with online students which has been a pleasant surprise. The day didn't start well at home, and progressed... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 18 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

March Madness! Hoops Spectacular! Basketball Galaore! Why can't I get excited about this?? This is truly my time of the year, that time where basketball fans are constantly talking about other teams, sharing about other teams, and (of course) trashing... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

There’s No Tired…..#SOL19

......like the "beginning of the school year" tired. Yesterday was Tuesday. Tuesday is my writing day. Tuesday is Slice of Life Day. #Ijustcouldnotdoit I remembered at 9:45 PM as I was crawling into bed, "Damnit, I didn't get anything written today." It... Continue Reading →

My State Fair #sol19

It's 10:15 CST, and this is the view from where I'm sleeping: Yup, it's State Fair time! As my wife is in Italy, my job of "show dad" has expanded to that of "show parent". U made cookies. I made... Continue Reading →

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 →

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