With the onset of the first real snow storm we've had in several weeks, I recently realized this will be my third year of winter-biking. I'm legal to drive, but haven't felt the need to purchase a vehicle (yet) and manage all the fun finances that come with such a responsibility, especially since I can…Read more Round Three!
As my last post was apparently from back in oh... August/September, I'm long overdue for an update. For the sake of not writing a novel (mostly as my hands are already loaded with NaNo at the moment), here's the brief version of the past few weeks and months. September 9th: Fall Coronation. I had the…Read more There is life!
It's been just over a week since the decision became fully official, and almost a month since things started to really come apart at the seams at school. More importantly, I've done enough internal processing (and some rare [and raw] external processing) to be comfortable in announcing it to the world at large. When the…Read more Permission to Move On
Since I've started relying on my bike to get me everywhere, I've biked through a variety of weather patterns. Oftentimes, it's a pleasant experience. Sometimes, it's a challenge as I fight the wind, snow, rain or sleet. After yesterday's sleet and today's hints of snow, I ended up biking across town in a cold rain.…Read more Winter Musing- In the Rain
The week started fairly innocuously with the initial planning of conference times for my preschool students and a few other planning elements between my co-teacher and I, as well as the other Special Ed preschool teacher since we have new students starting soon. By Wednesday I was flat-out exhausted. Between coming back from the long…Read more Roller Coaster Weeks and Medieval Weekends
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand. Joel 2:1 L'Shanah Tovah! On this Day of Trumpets, the return to the mundane requirements of life outside of the…Read more Regarding Preparedness
If a period of time could be comparable to a whirlwind, this week would be the definition. Between two full days of training on three different topics, planning by lessons with a substitute in mind and a new student starting on Friday afternoon, the school side of things has kept me on my toes, and…Read more Keeping it all straight