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The Empty Nest Experiment

Written on November 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM, by

Tonight is a true night of empty nest experimentation. The Boy is away at a sleepover. The house is very quiet. I’m not quite sure how I will ever get used to this. It feels very cavernous.

Weekend Lesson in Productivity

Written on March 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM, by

My normal work week is so draining by the time the weekend rolls around I want to be in my easy chair, in my PJs, with my Hulu and my laptop. I want to drink sweet English Breakfast tea and bake chocolate goodies. I read recipes, cookbooks, and foodie blogs like they are novels. I  Continue Reading »

Adventures on the Central Coast

Written on February 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM, by

The Boy and I had a fantastic weekend in Monterey, California. There is so much to do there. Fabulous restaurants. Great historic sites. Nice shopping. Here are the highlights:

Finding the time

Written on February 5, 2012 at 10:57 PM, by

What a crazy busy month January was! Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to relax and enjoy and de-stress, which I believe is critically important to have a good life and good health. I honestly don’t know how people in other career fields do it. In education, we have reliable holidays, built in vacation  Continue Reading »

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.