…a few thoughts on remembering…

So, I’ve seen lots of posts lately saying that for teachers, it feels like May has like 100 days. Well, I thought that was a cute statement around mid-May, but now, I think it’s quite accurate. We finished up round two of testing today, and I’m so thankful we’re on the homestretch, but I tell ya, this teacher is T—I–R–E–D. Big time. That fatigue comes out in little ways. Like I have forgotten my phone a couple times as I’veRead more

a few thoughts on succulents…

My girl Hope and I recently purchased some succulents. They come in all shapes and sizes. They  have different textures. They even come in all different shades and colors, and they are all just beautiful. Especially when you mix them together. But there’s one thing that they all have in common. They need light….lots and lots of light to survive. If they get too much water on a regular basis, well, instead of thriving, they barely hang on to surviving.Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ ‘Shadowed’

Shadows versus substance.  Sometimes the shadow looks almost exactly like the real thing.  Almost. Shadows are the images of the real deal.  Images. I was talking with my son today.  He’s 18.  He was sitting there in his flannel pajama pants and hoodie on a Saturday morning, writing an essay for a college application.  After awhile, the conversation turned to girls… He has his eye on a girl and likes that she doesn’t try to put on an act.  He was talkingRead more

peace like a river…

  ” Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 4-7Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ “The Hue that is You”

Broken Pieces…my favorite mug, some plates, a vase that broke. I saved the broken pieces of these favorite items and thought maybe one day, just maybe, I’d make something out of them. Well that one day came. My sister and I took a hammer to the broken pottery, used ceramic mortar and made a beautiful outdoor table. (I might add that I am a bit embarrassed to say that we both enjoyed smashing the remains of the pottery with theRead more