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A Different Sort of Adventure Begins!

Friday was my last day as a public elementary school teacher. Thursday was my last day with students, and it was a real tear-jerker for the kids. Friday was clean-up-and-get-out day. Because the last week was so hectic and busy, nothing really had time to sink in for me until Friday when I said goodbye… Continue reading A Different Sort of Adventure Begins!

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Oops, I did it again…

It has been over a month, once again, since I've been here. I have been plagued with what seemed at first to be allergies, but became a never ending cold, and eventually culminated in a sinus infection. I finally left work early to take myself to the doctor last Monday and got a ten day… Continue reading Oops, I did it again…

yo ho a teacher's life for me

Spring Break

As a teacher, spring break is a different beast than it was as a student. I can say I have truly never looked forward to breaks and vacations more ardently than as a teacher. This particular spring break was even more of a god-send than usual. I don't ever seem to stop talking about how… Continue reading Spring Break

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Juggling Water

Some days I swear I'm just sitting here juggling water, if you can imagine that. I imagine that. I imagine all of it just washing over my hands while I wonder why I tried to juggle it in the first place. Stupid. Before getting married I was always afraid that I would be bad at… Continue reading Juggling Water

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5K II

On Saturday I ran another 5K. The last time I did that was two years ago, and I'd been building up to it for a while. While practicing and training for it, I'd decided that after the race I had no need to ever run again. No need and no desire. That part still holds… Continue reading 5K II

mumbling of an imbecile

February 6th

At some point it was Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then it was the New Year, 2019, and then the longest month of my entire life, January, and now thankfully, it is February. My students are taking a grammar quiz in which they have to analyze and diagram sentences containing compounds. It'll probably take them a… Continue reading February 6th

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It’s already October

It is almost half way through October and the only colors that have changed in Florida are the colors of license plates as all the northern snowbirds begin to crawl their way down for the winter. Today was the coolest day we have had in eons, only hitting 77*F around 10am. It is now after… Continue reading It’s already October

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Once Sanded and Thrice Coated

My husband knows stuff about furniture, like what matches what, and which era various items are from, and all sorts of things. I know very little about furniture other than the means of using various pieces, such as couches, tables, chairs, and the like. So shopping for our new homes furniture has been interesting. We… Continue reading Once Sanded and Thrice Coated

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Mrs. Jones

Last month, after what seemed like a lifetime of planning, preparation, and building anticipation, we got married! I went from having a common-Polish last name, to a common-Welsh last name. Ratajczak to Jones, just like that. It sure is easier to spell, but I've got to practice my cursive capital "J"s because my signature is… Continue reading Mrs. Jones

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Reflecting on 2014

We're just now half way through December and I've already seen an increasing number of resolutions posts cropping up on all sorts of social media. This post isn't about resolutions, not in the sense of things I've resolved for the future. That may be a future post. This post is more looking back than looking… Continue reading Reflecting on 2014