Mask Optional

Today was a huge shift in our district: “mask optional”, and I wasn’t there for it. This made the guilt I felt for taking another day off even more heavy. I wanted to be there for them, to walk them through it. But for B and I, it is NOT mask optional for about a…… Continue reading Mask Optional


Rest to fight the virus raging within me. Rest to strengthen my weak muscles. Rest to close my endlessly tired eyes. Rest to soothe my aching lungs. Rest to catch my breath. Rest to ease the nerves. Rest to encourage B to do the same. Rest to calm my racing mind. Rest to muster up…… Continue reading Rest


I just want to be hugged. Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by!

Diet Dr. Pepper

Driving felt weird after being on cruise control for 7 days- literally. And driving on slushy roads to pick up my dog, Savi was less than desirable. While I was excited to hold my sweet Yorkie in my arms again, my sunburnt nose was having trouble adjusting to the below freezing temperatures. I ultimately decided…… Continue reading Diet Dr. Pepper