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November 19th

Happy Birthday, my sweet sister. I love you to the moon and round the tree and back.  I made carrot cake cupcakes from a box tonight. Then I made cream cheese frosting from scratch. It's all in the fridge and I haven't tried it. Hopefully it's good.  I guess we'll find out after mass tomorrow.… Continue reading November 19th

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November 18th

Today was the last day of school before vacation. It dragged. But now it's done.  Tomorrow is my next younger sisters 24th birthday. We are celebrating tonight at a Brewery and then having dessert at her house. It's going to be an interesting crowd.  Her baby is due Tuesday but it could come any time.… Continue reading November 18th

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November 17th

I may have accidentally convinced my third graders that I am retiring during Thanksgiving break and not returning. They keep bringing me stuff to try to bribe me not to leave. Or in other words to prove their love to me. Yesterday I got a potted plant. Today I got a vase of flowers and… Continue reading November 17th

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November 16th

Yesterday I accomplished something I never thought I'd get to. As a kid and teenager I was active, but never really athletic. I would bike and hike and climb trees and play soccer and catch snakes and get into all sorts of shenanigans. But I wasn't athletic in terms of having good stamina or energy… Continue reading November 16th

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November 14th

The Cast and Crew I've realized that some of the stories I tell can be confusing just because of the number of people involved. For that reason and also (maybe mostly) for my own entertainment, I will provide a handful of the current crowd with a brief description. Christopher: the roommate that I never see… Continue reading November 14th

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November 13th

There are only five more days of school before we have NINE days away from school, away from kids, away from reality. So what's going on this week? I've decided that on Friday we're having a quiz in quite literally every subject. That means no classroom instruction, and that's the point. Before a vacation is… Continue reading November 13th

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November 11th

Life changes in the most mysterious ways.  Some people have nothing and then one day their dreams come true. Some people are super happy for other people but are also super selfish and either want what the newly happy person has, or want them not to have it so the newly happy person sticks around… Continue reading November 11th

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November 10th

I'm grateful for a lot today - perhaps because I'm also frustrated by a lot, and I'm subconsciously forcing that out of my system. Typically I'd be ready to sit down and rant, but I can't do that right now, because I'm too happy. Not ecstatic happy or over the top happy or even outwardly… Continue reading November 10th