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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Countdown

I've reached that part of the summer time when my countdown to the end of my freedom is in full force. Two weeks from yesterday I return to my little third grade classroom and begin yet another school year. So I have less than 14 days to revel in the summer time, and what am… Continue reading Countdown

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If you pray, please pray

Soooo, Irma is coming through Naples, my hometown. And we're here, me and my insane old dad. He won't go. He won't even go to a shelter nearby, let alone my boyfriend's house which is built to withstand at least some measure of hurricane. Even he and his family are leaving for the eastern coast… Continue reading If you pray, please pray

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November 28th

Thoughts on a Monday... I've only got nine days until Davis leaves Florida and I'm not dealing with that well.  I've stretched myself too thin socially in the past couple of weeks and it's really taken its toll. I need a recharge.  My sister had a baby. Did I mention that? Also I started back… Continue reading November 28th

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Now I Can Breathe

You know the feeling after some ridiculously difficult ordeal when you're suddenly able to breathe and you realize that you've been holding your breath for a week? I'm there. It's a good feeling to be able to drop the load that's on your shoulders for even a minute. My sister was moved out of the… Continue reading Now I Can Breathe

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I’m Still Here

Well, I've taken a much needed week of zero posting, and somehow I've found my way back to my posts page. My need for a hiatus coincided nicely with a rough head cold and a new case of pink eye (truthfully I didn't know what was still a thing!) and the time I caught up… Continue reading I’m Still Here

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Tis the Season… for the Flu

Fever. Cough. Sore throat. Fatigue. Swollen tonsils. Stuffy nose. Runny nose. Stuffy runny nose. Headaches. Body aches. Chills. Crappy sleep. No appetite. Dehydration. Hallucinations. Yes, my friends, tis the season. I've been heavily medicated and couch-bound for the past two days, which doesn't seem like a lot, but when you're there, it seems like eternity.… Continue reading Tis the Season… for the Flu

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Mourning

I guess I should start this out by saying that I haven't recently lost anyone dear to me, and that I am not currently in mourning. It's just something I've been thinking about lately, as dark as that sounds, and thought that it might be interesting to write about. See, death is a big deal.… Continue reading Mourning