The Evolving Orientation Letter

I hit the fifteen-year mark for teaching last year.  This still surprises me at times…it was not where I expected to end up…but after spending time with a few classes of students yesterday, it makes sense.  I’m much happier with the students than I am at my desk. Sometimes I just hang out in a…

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Celebrating Poetry Month

After reading Molly’s blog, Shallow Reflections about National Poetry Month, it only seemed fair to give Poetry some space in my own writing. You don’t have to write poetry to appreciate it. I am, however, a true believer that we all have some form of poetry in us. It can be lyrical and rhyming OR…

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Vacation Victories

Six days into my vacation and I’m truly feeling relaxed.  I’ll even forgive the crazy bird that continues to visit us at night.  Last night, I woke up and decided to fix a cup of coffee before I looked at the clock.  It was 1:30am. I stumbled back to bed but not before making a…

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The Need to Nap

My vacation started today…one day early.  It’s 4:15am and I’m up. What the heck do these two sentences have to do with one another?? Well…my vacation started today and instead of lounging in bed, sleeping late, my entire household is up listening to a deranged bird serenading us from the trees outside.  My sweet husband…

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Yep…I’m that wife.

It’s been a week. Not a good one…not a bad one…but one of those that will be eternally ingrained in memory. Seven days ago, Eric started showing signs of another small bowel obstruction (SBO – not to be confused with ‘slight body odor’ – not a problem of his!). We know the signs…and heed them…

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Not the Marrying Kind

I’ve often thought of myself as Paul…or maybe that would be Paulette.  Paul was a strong, single man that had no interest in love. His mission was his life.  He didn’t see himself as the marrying type.  I took on that same mantra – I’m just not the marrying type.  I tried being married.  I…

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