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DC Wonder Woman Run (Virtual)

Disclaimer: I received an entry to DC Wonder Woman Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Due to the pandemic, the DC Wonder Woman Run transitioned from live to virtual. Despite this, I had a …

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Here we go Covid-19

Today, at 2:30pm, I hugged my students goodbye and told them I would see them in one week/10 sleeps. At 5:00pm tonight, I learned that I will have to break that promise. Our Governor gave a press-conference to announce we had our first case of Covid-19 and schools will be closed until April 6th. A …

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Doctor Details

Once again, back at the doctor for another allergy-induced sinus infection. This one hit fast and hard and seemed to invade my lungs, too. And, since the apple-a-day didn’t keep the doctor away, the apple bowl is getting repurposed. This is the last week before spring break! I am ready for a week to heal …

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In Like a Lion

What a great weekend! This is the first full week of March and that means a big birthday is coming up for me. With each new year added to my life, I often seem to get more introspective. I look back at the past year and look ahead at the new one beginning. I have …

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Wishing for Wednesday

I have so much going on lately with tons of reading, highlighting, and drafts for National Boards. Coffee is my constant. Day or night. Is it possible for some people to have some biological barrier to caffeine? I can drink it at 11pm and fall asleep with the cup in my hand. In fact, nothing …

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The State of The Blog 2020

As the title hints, this is all about my little corner of the interwebs. This post has noting to do with family, job, puppy, running, etc. I have tried to get all this put into words for the past couple of months and I keep getting stuck. That could also be a perfect metaphor for …

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2020 Word of the Year

Relentless adjectiveUS  /rɪˈlent·ləs/ continuing in a determined way without any interruption This is going to be a big year. I have made some big commitments to cross off by December 31st. Taking on all of these will require a big head change and major heart change. National Board Certified Teacher For some strange reason, in my 21st year of teaching, …

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Officially Fall

I’m still alive after a whirlwind August that involved lots of wet shoelace tying, paper filing, bus tag cutting, and general back-to-school chaos. While the weather around here still screams “SUMMER FOREVER!!”, the calendar says I can finally show the world my fall decor that has been up so long, it now needs dusting. The …

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Back to School 2019

June flew by while on the road out west. July flew by while enjoying a few days of downtime with Atlas. And before my school bag was even unpacked, it’s time to pack it back up again. School starts in a few days. As you can see my room is not quite ready. I have …

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Dog Snake Bite Treatment

This is one story I never thought I would have to tell. But after a few days, I’m now fully educated on dog snake bite treatment. My little running partner is on the sidelines for a few days while he recovers from a case of being too curious about some hiding places in our yard. …

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Coming up in June

I’ll start with my May review. Basically May was a Vegas trip and  the end of the school year. I don’t want to look back at 10 years of blogging and look at all the Mays, but I bet they are skimpy and pitiful and reek of survival mode. As my momma said, June is …

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April is Cancelled

I’m taking down that cool little announcement board that displays my hopes and dreams for April. They didn’t happen.  Long story short, we had a puppy issue. Atlas got very sick all of a sudden, and we had a 3-week discovery to try to figure out what happened and what’s next. During those 3 weeks, …

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Coming Up in April

Let’s jump right into this. The way this year has already flown by, I’ll be pulling down decorative pumpkins in no time. April is here and there is a lot going on around here. Spring is here for good! We’ve had our Great Sadness….tree pollen release which brought about some allergy nastiness and yellow clouds …

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On My Bookshelf in March

It seems the beginning of the year struggle continues. For the first time, my round up of items read in a month includes 2 magazines. I needed 2 magazines to fill my personal quota of 6 books a month. I know these magazines do not count in the Goodreads book challenge, but they work perfectly …

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Baby Shower Brunch

It is a beautiful day for a baby shower brunch! This morning, a group of people from our church got up early and brought all the green and blue dishes to the building to help welcome Baby Cooper, due in a few weeks. My sister (in law) is a fantastic party planner so we just …

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Walmart Pick Up

I never thought I would be one of those people who got their groceries delivered. And I’m still not because I live in the middle of nowhere and I can’t get delivery out here. But what I can do is set up a pickup time. At Walmart. WALMART, y’all. The first reason I gave the …

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Coming up in March

February was such a clustermuddle of misery. Between the flu, the weather, sick kids at school, and again…the flu, I was so ready to turn the page to March. Bring on spring, Spring Break, my birthday, and the first pitch of Braves Baseball. Spring recipes including a leek soup and fresh asparagus for omelets. I …

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