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Hey, so it’s Tuesday! And guess what? I’ve managed to get something written every day of October so far. I know it’s cheesy, but I’m kind of proud of myself for that, actually!


Today, just for fun, I thought I’d share some random things that you may or may not know about [...]

Books! Books! Books!



I’ve been working in the school library a lot lately. I’ve shelved books, entered new bar codes into the system, and read stories to classes. I’ve wandered and meandered and discovered so many new (to me) and delightful books and series.


Unlike my forays into the public library, here I am able [...]

Accessorizing the Capsule Wardrobe



I have an obscene amount of jewelry.


There– I said it.


Some women love shoes. Others love purses. Still more hoard makeup.


I? Love jewelry.


Because I’m a fan of the sparklers– and because my husband loves shopping for them– I have quite a collection of the real deal, [...]




We met when we were just ten, the same age as that poofy-haired, closed-eye boy in the picture.



We became fast friends and friends we remained, becoming inseparable during our high school years.


We dreamed of husbands and babies and living right next door to one another.


Turns [...]

Early Fall Capsule Wardrobe



Hey, hey! Long time, no write! Our new school year kicked off last week and, with it, my continued work as a substitute teacher. I LOVE working in the school, so it’s a good thing, but I’m sorry if I dropped off the earth a bit there!


Today, I wanted to share [...]

Ignorance is, indeed, bliss.



I did not substitute teach on the first day of school.


I was home for the day and able to get my kiddos both on and off of the bus, which is always a nice treat when they’re starting something new. I took the obligatory photos, welcomed back the drivers, and confirmed [...]

Times I’ve Eaten My Words



Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing [...]

If You Could Only Have 5 Foods…



…what would they be?


In the spirit of old-schooly blogging– since my blog is now seven years old and all (WHAT…???)– I thought I’d ponder which five foods I would never, EVER want to have to live without.


Couple things:


1. I could live without these foods. Obviously. But I [...]

I’ve got that rage, rage, rage, rage down in my heart…




Summer Spirit is in session. That’s pretty much just “VBS”, but at our Catholic Church. The program has been in place for 35 years and it’s always been called Summer Spirit.



There are about a gazillion things I love about it. It’s fun, affordable, full of enthusiastic teens, and [...]

Substitute Teaching as an “SJ” (AKA “Guardian”)



Do you enjoy personality type stuff? Is it as fascinating to you as it is to me? I find it endlessly interesting to see how our different traits and qualities impact how we interact with the world…


I am a substitute teacher. Now, that’s the kind of job where some [...]