The Bookshelf

A few months ago, we put an order in on the Ikea website. A few months later, the pieces arrives. Two cowhide rugs, a few bookcases for our daughter's room and a bookshelf for my office. For the last few weeks, the bookshelf had been in my office, in it's box, leaned up against the … Continue reading The Bookshelf

Quarantine Day 1 Minute by Minute Updates of an Extraordinarily Busy Lady

I am extremely grateful that I live in a state that recognized that schools are a breeding ground for germs and closed us down for the next two weeks. In the meantime, I'll be staying at home, except for walks outside (don't worry - I live in an area where no one takes walks outside … Continue reading Quarantine Day 1 Minute by Minute Updates of an Extraordinarily Busy Lady

Today In School…

Today, we had an active shooter drill. Yesterday, there was another school shooting. Another one. My students handled the drill well. They didn't question it. They complied. They each quietly left their seats and huddled under the computer tables. Several helped me to lower the blinds and cover the windows with paper. They understand what … Continue reading Today In School…

Breathe, Loudly

Just don't do it in someone's ear. Don't be that weirdo. It's been a long month. Things have happened that have made life difficult for me - emotionally, physically, and mentally. I took a break from writing, and quite frankly, a lot of other things as well (like kale and yoga). One thing that has … Continue reading Breathe, Loudly