Thursday, September 29, 2016


Raise your hand if...your soul needs a little tending to. Mine, too.

So we're heading to my favorite place, the place that soothes and fills my soul.

I intend to wrap myself in a warm jacket and walk the dirt roads, breathe in the cold, clean air, read, listen to the loons, and drink in the peace.  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I Need a Nap

Raise your hand're pooped from working with teenagers all day, and when the weekend comes, it takes you til late Sunday morning to feel rested, just in time to iron your clothes so you can back and do it all over again Monday morning.

Yeah, me too.

I like my job, I like the people I work with, I like the kids, I like my schedule.  

It must be my age, but I find myself getting very weary by mid-afternoon, which wouldn't be an issue if classes were over by then.  But they're not...not until about an hour after I feel like curling up on the lab table with a blankie and pillow and taking a snooze.

Which they frown on.  

Plus, the kids don't  really take you seriously if they see you curled up on the lab table with a pillow and blankie. 

They think you're funny and old.  Or old and funny...either way, it's not a good idea. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Nature Photos

Just thought I'd share a couple of my husband's newest photos, which can be found on his photo blog:                 Back Road Photos - New England Style

He saw this creature while talking a walk earlier today.

I do NOT like bees in any way, shape or form (see post entitled Yellow Jackets?!), but nature is beautiful, isn't she?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Raise your hand's your wedding anniversary.  Me, too!!

Today marks our 32nd wedding anniversary; 38 years together, 32 married, four children, two grandchildren, one retiree (him), one still working (moi).  Lost all four of our parents, lost a lot of older family members, lots of memories, lots of changes...

...marriage isn't easy, but it sure is worth it.  

Love and family are what matter most, more than anything.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Good Answer, Hon!

Yesterday, my husband and I made a "quick" trip into Costco (even though there's no such thing!).

On our way in,  I saw this woman leaving, a life-size Barbie woman, dressed in a dress so tight that, well, there was NOTHING left to the imagination!  She was also wearing what looked like 18" spike heels, but I'm sure there were more like 4" (like it matters).

She was also carrying a bouquet of flowers.

I nudged my husband and said "would'ja look at her!"

Without missing a single beat, he looked and said, "I wonder why she bought flowers."

How good of an answer was that??    I've been married to this man for 32 years, together 38, and he only saw the flowers!

He's always seen me through rose-colored glasses, and I pray he never takes them off!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Too Old For This!

Raise your hand started work this week and you are TIRED!

Yeah, me too.

I started work this past Monday, the end of my 17th/beginning of my 18th year working as a middle school special ed para professional.

Can I just say?  I. Am. Pooped.

How am I ever going to do this until I can retire??  

If anyone needs me, I'll be...