‘she did what she could’

I hope this doesn’t sound morbid. If it does, my apologies upfront. But for years, I’ve told my kids to put, “She did what she could…” on my tombstone. I’ve always said it with a bit of a chuckle, but I’m dead serious. (Sorry. Couldn’t resist…pun intended!) So tonight, as I was searching for a specific book that I wanted to get for a young mom, I was stopped in my tracks because, guess what?  There’s a book called SheRead more

Thankful Thursday

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Thursday again. Time keeps tick, tick, ticking away. Here are some of the things of the past week that I’m thankful for… I’m thankful for snow. The week started out with snow and walks and cold. I love how the snow just makes things stop a bit…and feel …well, quiet. Just quiet and still and like you don’t have to rush off to the next thing, but you can sit and linger. OrRead more

…a few thoughts on readiness…

Readiness.  Ready – ness.  the state of being fully prepared for something ; willingness to do something. I use a direct instruction reading program at school on a daily basis. I use it at least three times a day. In every single lesson, the prompt, “Get ready” is used multiple times. Ten or twenty or more, depending on whether the students are getting it (the information) or not. Yep, if they’re not ready to get it, they need to “Get ready”Read more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for…another snow day….and just another day, actually. Today I’ll just let the photos do the talking <3.       “Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” – T.D. Jakes Blessings ~ H   Thankful ThursdayRead more

Who knew?! (I didn’t)

So I’ve loved Chai tea for a long time. And there’s nothing like a warm Chai latte on a cold day. The only problem is, the only time I can get it is at a coffee shop (or when my Barista girl Hope brings it home from the coffee shop for me…<3 ). But the other day, my sweet friend gave me some almonds…Chai-flavored almonds, no less. They were so good!  So good in fact, that I decided I’d go aheadRead more