There are few things that compare to baking with friends and family, even from afar. This evening my friend Jennifer hosted a holiday cookie zoom. Although an annual tradition for her, this was my first being able to join in. As you might imagine, those in the past were in person, this one was via… Continue reading An Evening of Cookies
Often, and I am guilty of doing this as well, we educators and parents tell our students and children, “Wait until you get out in the real world.” As with many things, out of the blue, when I heard someone say this today about students, it rubbed me the wrong way. It was said in… Continue reading …in the “Real World”
Last week a box arrived in the mail. It looked just like a box my raised beds had come in. So, for some reason, my COVID-19 brain interpreted that to mean the raised bed lost in shipment had magically arrived. It did not enter my mind it was something else I had ordered. Since I… Continue reading Fourth Bed has Arrived
The trip to my mom’s was full of emotion. I’ll write about it soon. Today is about my afternoon in the kitchen. Don’t know why, but I felt the need to bake and cook. After a quick trip to the grocery store to get a couple of ingredients I needed (a bonus was they finally… Continue reading An Afternoon in the Kitchen
The hubby and I were talking a little earlier today about how fortunate we are right now in terms of our employment. We both have jobs in which we have been able to work from home. I’m still getting full pay, he is at 80%. During the Indiana hunkering down, we’ve been able to help… Continue reading Pay It Forward, and Backward
This morning I woke up believing it to be Wednesday. Then I looked at my watch to see it was Tuesday. By the time I got to work, it was Wednesday again. Every Wednesday I have to adjust my work schedule due to a meeting from 3:00-4:00 to talk Title IIA, so I made the… Continue reading What Day is it Again?
Hunkering down has been a challenge I imagine for all of us. There have also been some really good things about being hunkered down, which I believe I’ve mentioned before. I have really enjoyed working from home because it means I get to have lunch everyday with my husband, whom has also been working from… Continue reading Choose Wisely Men and Women
This evening I activated my son’s new iPhone. I didn’t need a Verizon person when I bought it. Didn’t really need a live person to even order it (although I did need an agent to walk me through some things via online chat). I didn’t need a live person to set the phone up or… Continue reading Will the Jobs Come Back?
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
We have been twice blessed with great neighbors! In Albuquerque, we got to know our neighbors, helped them when we could, and heavens knows how much they helped us with the kids, and in not asking too many questions during some rough times. We all made sure to keep any eye on one another’s places… Continue reading We Have Great Neighbors!