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November 27th

I have a new nephew. Finally. His name is Castiel Xavier Ransom Johanni, and he's perfect.  And suddenly and without much fanfare, thanksgiving break is up, and it is time to return to the real world of teaching and eating moderately and going to the gym and not smoking and not staying up til 4+… Continue reading November 27th

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November 24th: Kid Thanksgiving

They didn't finish and they have some interesting handwriting but...

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November 23rd

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Today I have a stomach bug and a crying toddler to babysit and I'm not feeling very thankful. But that's the problem.  Thankfulness shouldn't be a mood, should it? It should be a lifestyle. Something that doesn't change. We should exude gratitude at all times, because let's be honest, we are constantly… Continue reading November 23rd

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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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Haters Gonna Hate

Okay, I'm just going to go on a little rant here about how it's the 28th of November and Christmas music has already been playing publicly for over a¬†week! For starters, Christmas music is absolutely the most tedious genre of music to exist. It's the only genre that should absolutely not be played year round.… Continue reading Haters Gonna Hate

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Almost Over

In the past year, blogging has become one of my favorite pastimes. I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's great to encounter the vast numbers of like-minded or like-interested people all around the world. I wouldn't have even known there were so many great personalities out there if I had never… Continue reading Almost Over

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Left Field

Not all surprises are good surprises. Sometimes, a matter of days before Thanksgiving, you're told that your aunt has stomach cancer. It just comes up out of left field and then its there staring you in the face, and you're there staring it in the face, unable to react and not exactly sure what to… Continue reading Left Field

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Blurb Blurb Blurb

/Blurb The First/ Last night I pierced my sister's ears, with a safety pin. I had my ears pierced that way by a friend a few years ago, and while it was a slightly traumatic few minutes, I look back on it fondly. Gabrielle, who hasn't ever had anything pierced, was suddenly contemplating getting hers… Continue reading Blurb Blurb Blurb

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Taken For Granted

This month being November, and home to US Thanksgiving, I've been trying to put more thought to the things I'm grateful for. There are, of course, more than I can count. How do you encapsulate so many good things, especially the ones you take for granted and rarely remember to truly appreciate? In college I'd… Continue reading Taken For Granted