Category Archives: life

Of Buckets and Bridges

In the interest of trying to write more often, I’ve decided to try out Word Press’s “Daily Prompt.”  Today’s prompt is “What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?” I was tempted to skip this because I don’t really have an official bucket list.  (Was that even a thing before that movie came out?)  As …

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It’s My Blog-iversary!

I wrote my first blog post one year ago today.  I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like lately, because second grade is taking up a lot of my time.  I’m not actually in second grade, I’m teaching it.  I haven’t been a classroom teacher for five years, but I’m loving it.  I’m already sad …

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My House

In a previous post, I promised you the story of my house.  I read somewhere, probably on Pinterest, about the idea of writing down the story of your house and hiding it somewhere for future generations to find. John and I bought our first home about a year after we were married.  It was small but …

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Fifteen Down…

After three grueling weeks of school, we are enjoying our first break.  Our county fair is the week of Labor Day and with so many students participating in 4-H, FFA, and other fair activities, local schools have had this week off for as long as I can remember.  It’s actually a great week to go …

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A Little Self-Therapy

We saw the house on the news, surrounded by crime scene tape and sheriff’s cars.  The big white house on the little country road.  I used to live there.  My parents had the house built next door to my grandparents’ farm (where my mom grew up) and lived there for more than 30 years.  It’s …

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School Daze

Here we are, August 1st, just 12 days before school begins.  Actually, the students have 12 days.  We teachers only have seven.  Seven more official days of summer vacation are left, although most of the teachers in my building have already been working in their rooms.  I will be teaching second grade and have a new …

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Reasons to Workout Before the Kids Wake Up

When we’re all getting ready for school in the morning, it’s easier to workout before the kids get up.  Now that we’re all on summer break, I don’t always get up and going before they do.  But working out with the kids watching is very demoralizing. “Mom, how come you don’t look like them?” (Referring …

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I Hope They’re Not Sitting Here

Baseball season is upon us again, and I thought it would be fun to make a list of the people you don’t want to sit around you. The Drunks Let’s just start with the obvious, especially if you have small kids like I do.  You just know somebody’s going to spill something, fall over someone, …

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Sometimes, I Question Her Taste

If you ever watch Project Runway, you’ll hear that quote a lot, “You know, sometimes I question his/her taste level.”  Usually it’s coming from Nina Garcia, who, judging by what she wears on the show, has a fairly classic/timeless sense of style, never anything too outrageous.  In my house, it applies mostly to my almost-7 (going-on-15-who-thinks-she’s-23) …

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Opening Day at Home

Today was Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds, and although we were fortunate to be at the ballpark last year, this year we spent it at home.  We still celebrated though.  We had a small family gathering and the kids did their best to make it feel like we were really at the ballpark.  We …

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