We finally took down our Christmas tree on Saturday, halfway through January. I’ve always taken it down before I go back to school after Christmas break, but my timing got a little thrown off this year with New Year’s falling on the week-end. The plan was to take it down after church on New Year’s… Continue reading A Light in the Corner
Each day as I walk down the hall of my school to the media center, I pass a bulletin board full of inspirational quotes by famous people. One in particular that is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt always jumps out at me: Doing a scary thing every single day is a little much, but the idea… Continue reading Scary Things
I have a confession to make - I do not love Hallmark Christmas movies. I know this will come as a shock to my many friends who love nothing more than curling up on the couch on a cold winter night and being transported to a world where everyone lives in beautifully decorated homes filled… Continue reading Not a Hallmark Movie
I came home to a wonderful surprise this week - sitting on the kitchen counter was a bag of real tomatoes! Not the mealy, no taste kind that the grocery stores offer, but beautiful red summer tomatoes. Our 'across the field' neighbors had grown them in a raised bed with an irrigation system and they… Continue reading Surviving the Drought
I started back to school this week, my 17th year as a media specialist. I’m in a school I love with a great staff, a new principal who is excited and collegial, and students and families I have come to know and love. After 17 years I feel like I should know what I’m doing,… Continue reading Go Away!