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A Travel Update

Since I am on the road I thought maybe an update is in order. I left New Hampshire and drove through Canada to Michigan to drop my little sisters at their mom's house. Then I set off again and spent last night at my best friend's apartment in DC. I was going to set off… Continue reading A Travel Update

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Another Adventure is Nigh

Today is Thursday. I have the weekend to finish packing the rest of my belongings and be on my way by Tuesday. The end of one chapter of your life and the opening of the next is a volatile time. Transitions can bring out the best and the worst in people. Until the past week… Continue reading Another Adventure is Nigh

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So Much To Do, So Little Time…

Well, my summer is over. I mean technically the season of summer doesn't begin until tomorrow, but all of my time has been spoken for, and I won't get but a minute to breathe. This week I am in Michigan doing training at Hillsdale College so that I can be on the same page as… Continue reading So Much To Do, So Little Time…

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Year’s End

My first year of teaching is coming to a close. I am 98% relieved by this, 1% shocked, and 1% baffled. Out of the sixteen students I've taught this year, I can't say that any will be forgettable. With each child I've had moments and stories that I will be sharing intermittently for the rest… Continue reading Year’s End

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Holiday Plans

Tonight I've had three tabs open on my browser: Google Maps, StudentUniverse, and my bank account. This is a lethal combination. I have a holiday coming up at the end of February for a full week of winter break. While my current plans involve driving from New Hampshire to Key West with two or three friends,… Continue reading Holiday Plans

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How to Survive Winter in New Hampshire

After spending three and a half years at university in beautiful sunny Florida, it's a real struggle re-acclimating to northern winters. Sure, I grew up in this frozen wasteland, give or take a hundred miles, but it's been a while since I've had to endure more than the two weeks of Christmas break in the… Continue reading How to Survive Winter in New Hampshire

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First Snow

Well, maybe it can't in all honesty be called first snow. It did snow about a week ago, but it didn't stick at all, and was melted by the time I got to work in the morning. But this is the first snow, the kind that makes it so you can't see on the highway and you… Continue reading First Snow

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My Sister Friend

So maybe we never really considered each other Older Sister and Younger Sister, but maybe there will always be that part of me that wants to keep her close and looked after, even as a grown up married woman. Maybe it's because she's a tough little spitfire that I want to be around to help preserve the beautiful little girl that still lives in her heart.

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Ready, Set, BOOM!

Let me tell you a little story that involves, babies, road trips, car trouble, and unexpected hotel holidays. My first best friend from college was married a year ago, and had his first child just over a month ago. This last weekend his baby had his christening, and friends and family were invited from all… Continue reading Ready, Set, BOOM!

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Mount Washington

So I got pretty sick on the tail end of last week. Thursday and Friday were murder, and yet on Friday when school got out and the weekend began, I allowed myself to be dragged along on a camping and hiking trip. Don't get me wrong, I love camping and hiking, and that is probably… Continue reading Mount Washington