Sunrise, Sunset

So yesterday began with beautiful sights. It was the whole ‘Super Blue Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse morning. And here’s the “Super Blue Blood Moon” eclipse. Pretty cool sights all before 7:00 this morning. Sunrise On the way to work, I always pass a beautiful spot where the sun is usually just peeking out while I’m passing by.  I beat it by a few minutes today. The day was a good day. It was my first day back after being sickRead 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

Enough

Enough.  ENOUGH.  That’s a  word we as moms often say to our children when they (or we!) have reached a limit.  “That’s enough ice cream.”  “That’s enough TV.”  Or, the dreaded “THAT’S ENOUGH!!” when the behaviors have hit a point that mom will no longer tolerate.  We moms say, “That’s enough” quite a number of times through our children’s years. It’s a phrase that is passed down from mom generation to mom generation. We intrinsically know that we need to sayRead more

A Flag Unfurled

I sat in the church parking lot waiting for my son to emerge from youth group and stared at the flag.  It hung on the flag post, lifeless, drooping, still. As I looked at it, I realized I felt just like that flag.  I felt like a flag with no wind behind me and nothing to breathe life into my exhausted little self.  I leaned against the car door and tried not to fall asleep. Sometimes circumstances can wear usRead more