For so many years, if you had asked what my hobbies were, I would have strained my brain to think of something that I enjoyed doing just for me. Of course, I had always been a reader, but I kind of put that hobby into the same category as watching TV. While I was raising … Continue reading Do What You Love
2018 meant many things to many people. For me, it was the year that I turned 50, which meant that it was a year of reflection. For the first time, I celebrated-- actually celebrated--- my birthday month of July. I bought t-shirts that announced my age and the year that I was born. I reminded … Continue reading Clarity
I think we all have some way of defining ourselves-- something that we do or love so much that it eventually describes who we are. For me, it was being a baseball mom. It was more than just being the mother of a baseball player. Of course, I would have become a fan of … Continue reading If Baseball is Life, What Do I Do Now?
It's Friday. No... listen to me. It's not just any Friday. It's the Friday before SPRING BREAK. Yeah. You get it now. It also happens to be St. Patrick's Day, and I work at an elementary school. NOW you really understand, don't you? The Friday before spring break is pretty close to bedlam when you're surrounded … Continue reading I Need Wine… NOW.
Growing up, I was fortunate to attend a public school that offered a variety of foreign language courses. I wanted to take them all, but just didn't have room in my schedule to do that, of course. So, when trying to decide between Spanish, French, or German, I used good ol' teenage logic. My mother suggested Spanish, … Continue reading I Should Have Taken French
After reading one of my favorite blogs, Catching Days, I realized how important the measurement of time is to us. We measure time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, month, years, and so on. I've caught myself "stealing a minute" of someone's time, so it must be valuable. "Time is money." We even bookmark … Continue reading Measuring the Years
I've always been a writer at heart. I have considered putting my thoughts into print for years-- perhaps from the very first time I read a blog. I hope you'll enjoy your time inside my head. As a kid, I was intrigued by the idea of writing. That interest began with my love of reading. … Continue reading Here’s to Firsts