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Summer Goals

The classroom is cleaned out and all my teacher stuff is packed away in my storage unit. I’m all set for sixty-five days of peace and quiet, you might think. But, no. There is no rest for the wicked. My 2019 summer will consist of: Tackling an accelerated college class... Read More

2019 Reading Challenge – Update

I’m actually really surprised to discover that it is May and I’m only five books into my challenge. Of course, I don’t count student essays or all the texts we read for school in my challenge. Books read/heard: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe That Inevitable Victorian Thing Two Can... Read More

Milestone Achieved

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you write a novel? One word at at time. I hit the 25% mark on Hacked today. It might not seem like much, but after being unwilling to write for months, I feel like it is a... Read More

Recalibrating…

It is spring break time here in North Carolina. That means it’s time for me to try and get my life back on track. To recalibrate, if you will. I love spring. (I don’t love North Carolina’s crazy spring weather, however. Today, for instance, I spent wondering if a tornado... Read More

Kali’s Diary – Kali, the Gargoyle

I got in trouble today – all because I like history. And pizza. Mom and I love to cuddle together on the couch and watch history shows. Well, mom watches them, I mostly sleep. But I hear them. And I learn stuff. The other day we watched/listened to a show... Read More

Kali Brennan 2/3/08 – 1/23/19

Kali Brennan, North Carolina – Kali was 11 days short of her 11th birthday when she peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge in her sleep. She was on her favorite bed, as is fitting for the pack alpha, and was surrounded by her fur siblings. Kali was one of fifteen puppies... Read More

Success is Planned

Today is a teacher workday. I’m sitting here at my desk getting all kinds of hangry because I didn’t plan well. I woke up early enough,  and could have made my peanut butter frosty shake to bring with me. But, I didn’t. I could have planned a lunch meal to... Read More

By the Numbers

I don’t feel confident enough for a ‘before’ picture, but here are the important numbers for this reluctant journey. Age: 48 Height: 5’10 1/2″ Weight: 242 lbs Blood Pressure (on medication): 137/90 Cholesterol: Bad, I’m on meds for it, but I honestly don’t know the numbers off the top of... Read More

Looking Forward

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” No matter how you feel about the ‘new year, new me’ trend that is taking over social media, there is no denying the energy that a new year brings. It’s hard not to get caught... Read More

Slow Start

Let me start off by saying that I do not want to go Keto. I love carbs. Rice and pasta are my very best friends. Chicken pot pie is my go-to comfort food. I don’t really like fish or pork and I hate avocados. From this actual exchange between my... Read More