Small Victories

Last weekend I ran a 5K. Not a big deal, right? I am the least athletic person I know, and if you asked me why I decided to run a race, I couldn’t possibly tell you. I don’t know what came over me. But it happened maybe a year ago. I put it on a … More Small Victories

Baby No More

There are nine of us children in my family. Seven boys, two girls, and a set of twins in that mix. As the second oldest, I was pretty much used to there always being a baby in the family. Or at least a toddler. By the time the toddlers were just “little kids” there was … More Baby No More

ITS OFFICIAL!

Anyone who has been reading here for any duration is probably sick of all the plans I make that either fall through, or that I don’t follow up on. Today is the day I finally write about something that is certainly, definitely, beyond the shadow of a doubt HAPPENING. WE BOUGHT FLIGHTS FOR THE CAMINO! My sister … More ITS OFFICIAL!

Priorities

I’m not very good at prioritizing. I can’t seem to make the time for Netflix, for instance, but I’ll go run 5K for fun at night. I can’t hang out with everyone I know, but I’ve been biking places lately, just because. I can’t force myself to spend five minutes blogging, but I’ll doodle in … More Priorities

Once again

It seems that it’s that time of year again. I’ve fought the last month or so of going stir crazy quite well, I think. No crazy hair cuts (yet), no running away, no bad poetry written. But it’s that time of year for me.  It doesn’t help much that I’ve spent the past week investigating … More Once again

Amusement

I’m always amused by the things that come out of my students’ mouths. Today: Kid 1: “Last night I told my mom about how sound waves have crests and troughs and when there is a high frequency there is a higher pitch. And she said where did you learn that?! and I said at school! and … More Amusement

November 30th

We’ve quickly come to the end of November. How did that happen? It seems like only yesterday it was Halloween, but then suddenly things like Thanksgiving came and went… that’s hardly fair. October and November are my favorite months of the year and now both are gone. December is next. December tends to drag on … More November 30th