Sep 3 2013

Grateful: The Promise of Fall

This has been a weird year. July was cool; September is HOT.  Today, however, I was given the promise of fall.  Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte returned, and I know the cool weather, the colorful trees, and the hint of snow is not far behind.

Jan 13 2013

Some time at the Abbey

Downton Abbey started last week, and tonight’s a new episode.  So excited!

Jan 12 2013

Being Enthralled

Tonight, I’m thankful for friends willing to go see crazy shows! Quidam was fantastic!

Jan 11 2013

New Start

Due to a snow day on the last day of finals, we finished finals on Monday and started second semester on Tuesday, so I’ve been living in two semesters all week.  Tonight, I am thankful to have put semester one to rest: grades turned in, things filed.

Jan 10 2013


Tonight I prepped for teaching some AP kids that aren’t really mine.  It’s a grant, and I get to teach some Saturday sessions.  So far, it’s been fun, and I’m glad I have the opportunity and had some time to plan tonight.

Jan 9 2013


Tonight, I planted myself at my dining room table and FINISHED grading the essays my kids did for finals on Monday.  I’m so glad they are done!

Jan 8 2013


I’ve gotten back into yoga this year, and it’s been great. Our site took a couple weeks off during the holidays, but tonight, we started again.  I missed it. :-)

Jan 7 2013

Back to “Normal”

Last week, we had teacher meeting.  Today, students came back.  I’d so much rather be in school when students are there. :-)

Jan 6 2013


Over break, I’ve done a bunch of tutoring with a family I’ve worked with for several years.  I’m so thankful God brought this fantastic family into my life.

Jan 5 2013


Tonight, we had a fantastic family dinner complete with steaks, caramelized mushrooms, and bread pudding.  Add to that a Packer win, and it was pretty much a perfect day.