A Way to Test Your Grit

As educators, we talk a lot about grit and perseverance in the face of adversity. We want our students to keep going even when the learning is challenging. As parents, we want our own children to also have grit and perseverance as they tackle life. We’ve always been honest with our children that life can… Continue reading A Way to Test Your Grit

Shocked, but Not Really Surprised

As I wrote yesterday, last evening was an emotional one with tears shed as information was shared and erroneous statements uncovered. As parents, we want to protect our children as best we can, wanting to keep certain facts and information to ourselves so the hurts and pains of the past remain where we’d like them,… Continue reading Shocked, but Not Really Surprised

Why is Picture Placement so Challenging?

As I walk around our home, I have missed seeing many of the pictures we had hanging, or were displayed, throughout our former home. They were always a comfort as many were either pictures I had taken of our kids, their artwork we had framed, or paintings/photographs done by friends of ours. To me, nothing… Continue reading Why is Picture Placement so Challenging?

Grandson Update

As you all know, my grandson had to be hospitalized two weeks ago. Here is an update on his current condition. He is still critical and stable. There was a build-up of mucus they had to drain as it was accumulating in his lungs. His doctor says it is highly likely there won’t be any… Continue reading Grandson Update

Choose: Grandma or the Economy

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick essentially said as much to Fox So-called “News” earlier today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He said he would be willing to take his chances, and believes many other older people would join him in taking the chance of getting the Coronavirus. They would take this chance to allow everyone to… Continue reading Choose: Grandma or the Economy

For the First Time, I’m Afraid of a Virus II

A couple of days ago I wrote Part I of this post. Boy what a couple of days will do in a pandemic! A couple of days ago, we had fewer than 1,000 cases nationwide. A few days ago, we had fewer than 50 deaths nationwide. A few days ago, we had fewer than 10… Continue reading For the First Time, I’m Afraid of a Virus II

Grandson Update

There is much I want to write about, but I’m still recovering emotionally from yesterday. Besides, the most important thing to write about after yesterday’s events is our grandson. Thankfully, he made it through the surgery and is in stable condition. Today and tomorrow are the most critical days as his chest is still open… Continue reading Grandson Update

Today Started in the Worst Way

The alarm went off at 5:15. My husband and I got up to start getting ready for work. I checked my phone for any overnight messages only to see we had missed a message from our oldest son. It said his son, our new six-week old grandson, Osiris, was in the hospital in critical condition.… Continue reading Today Started in the Worst Way

Coronavirus Hits Close to Home

Sunday night, our school district, Avon Community School Corporation, informed us an elementary school student had been confirmed to have the Coronavirus. The district would be closed Monday as an e-learning day. The elementary school would be closed until after Spring Break in April. This afternoon, the district held a press conference in collaboration with… Continue reading Coronavirus Hits Close to Home