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Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Written on January 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM, by

Beautiful hike on the coast today. The sun was shining. The breeze was mild. It’s amazing how California can be in January. Amazing. This is a sink hole along the trail. An old sea cave collapsed in.  

Faking My Way (Day 2): I’m a Minority

Written on January 26, 2012 at 9:38 PM, by

In the world of superintendents, I’m a minority: female and under 40. If I had a less Caucasian heritage, I could be even more minor. But the thing I learned tonight, that made me one of the greatest minorities in the room, is my tattoo. Or more correctly, tattoos.

Faking My Way (Day 1): A Sea of Black and Gray

Written on January 25, 2012 at 2:46 PM, by

My role in my career has many new experiences for me. As a teacher, I’m in my classroom. I’m planning my lessons. I’m interacting with my kids. And when I got to a professional development conference, I sit; I listen; I go home and try out a couple of new ideas I learned. As an  Continue Reading »

What a week!

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM, by

So let me give the break down of this week… Sunday: Came home from three day conference. Monday: Had the day off of work in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. By 8:00 p.m. my son was volatile-ly sick. The bathroom was disgusting. But since he was sick until some time past midnight it didn’t  Continue Reading »

Frozen Adventures Continue

Written on January 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM, by

This vicious flu has spread. Now the plumber has it. The business office called this morning to postponed my emergency repair order. Not terrible. I know accidents like pipes breaking happen. I don’t get my feathers ruffled over little thing like that. But we are still living off of 5-gallon water jugs for hand washing  Continue Reading »

Frozen Adventures

Written on January 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM, by

My son stayed home sick from school today. Last night he was violently ill with a fast on-set stomach flu. He vomited for hours. Nothing stayed in, not even water. As fortune would have it, this was actually a good thing.

Career Trajectory

Written on January 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM, by

Thirteen years ago, I was a newly credentialed elementary school teacher. I was hired at a tiny, rural school about 60 miles from home. I thought it would be a starting point, a place to get some experience. My original plan was to spend about three or four years there, then get hired at a  Continue Reading »

Searching for a focus

Written on January 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM, by

One of my struggles with starting this blog is finding a focus about which to write. Beginning this process, I know I am using it more as a journal. I doubt many will want to read my daily diary of every day life. I have too many ideas. This is a common problem of many  Continue Reading »

Find me on the web

Written on January 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM, by

In the spirit of trying something new, I decided to try my skills at blogging. 2012 promises to hold some big changes in my life; changes I will explore more in the future. But as this mist of the unknown looms down the road a bit, I’ve had the desire to stretch my interests into  Continue Reading »