Remember when…

Remember when we used to visit each year? We would fly down and you would be there to pick us up to take you to your place. It’s been awhile since you were able to pick us up. Remember when we searched for dolphins or manatees? We would race to the balcony to see if…… Continue reading Remember when…

Thanks, Grandma…

My 5, almost 6 year old is on the verge of reading. She has learned enough snap words and knows how to blend sounds together that she can get herself through those”I can read” books. While this is such an exciting time for her (and for me!), it also poses some challenges. We now read…… Continue reading Thanks, Grandma…

Overcoming

My daughter is deathly afraid of sharks. The “I won’t touch a single toe to the water as the waves roll in because a shark might bite it off” kind of fear. I cannot remember when it started or why- probably from a movie or show that she shouldn’t have been watching yet but we…… Continue reading Overcoming

A list…

I am a list maker. To-do lists, grocery lists, packing lists, it goes on! Here is a list based on today’s events: – don’t bank on sleeping in even though you used the storm shutters on their window. They know it’s 5:30 with or without the sun. – start early on the dolphin search. Apparently…… Continue reading A list…

Beautifully difficult

How I wish I could walk through this world with the eyes of my children. If I did- I would see so much wonder: – how awesome is that bus that takes us to the airport! “This is so cool.” I wouldn’t be focusing on the bumps in the road the whole time. – how…… Continue reading Beautifully difficult

Lost in Thought

Do you ever “save” things to think about when you have time to really dig deep and get lost in thought? I used to do this before I would go on a run. Save things to keep my mind busy so I wouldn’t contemplate stopping or walking. I started to save things to think about…… Continue reading Lost in Thought

A friendly campaign

So much depends upon A school-wide bulletin board Spaced perfectly across the wall With words centered above. Poem inspired by William Carlos Williams (and Sharon Creech) I needed this friendly campaign against my choice of positioning of the headline to a bulletin board. It brought smiles and laughter to a much anticipated last day before…… Continue reading A friendly campaign

A New Chapter

I have been withholding a truth from my students all year. Quite frankly I’ve held it in to all of my students for the past 11 years. It’s time for me fully honest… Here it is… I greatly dislike writing. Not the “oh it’s just not my favorite”, I flat out find no joy in…… Continue reading A New Chapter