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
It's days like today that make me miss my son. Oh, he's alive and well. It's not that kind of missing someone. It's the kind where you see the person, talk to him, but your heart still hurts because he just isn't the same. My son is a 20-year-old young man who truly believes that … Continue reading The Empty Nest I Never Saw Coming
Until my son entered college, I had not realized how much I missed my college days. I mean, I hadn't even kept in touch with college friends until the advent of Facebook. I occasionally reminisced, but didn't actually feel the pangs of missing those dear friends or the life I had lived. I had … Continue reading Pining for My Old College Days
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