Archive for January, 2011

1/3 Way through “30 Days of Gratitude Challenge”

January 30, 2011

I was given the idea to do this challenge in the gray days of January by a fellow blogger in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I put the challenge out on Facebook for friends. Some friends picked up on the idea. We have posted each day a simple gratitude reflection instead of  moaning and groaning about the snow, cold, clouds, and life in general because it’s winter and that’s what people in the Midwest do. …Read the Rest

GUEST BLOGGER: WOOF!

GUEST BLOGGER: WOOF!
January 25, 2011

  Fast Eddy here. I decided that I would take my turn at the keys and pound out a few words to you all. So here goes. A few of you have asked how my rear leg knee surgery is …Read the Rest

My Secret Winter Garden

My Secret Winter Garden
January 21, 2011

  I remember that my Grandma Orr saved her geraniums each winter in her unheated upstairs. She kept them in their pots near a window. It kept them alive and in a state of suspension. I, too, do the same, …Read the Rest

Recess vs. Education Minutes

Recess vs. Education Minutes
January 18, 2011

Last week the news was full of whether American public school students are given enough “play time” or physical activity during the school day. Having taught 29 years, I saw recess time slowly disappear and behavior problems grow. Are they …Read the Rest

FOREVER CHANGING

FOREVER CHANGING
January 14, 2011

I remember when my children were little, I tried to make a deal with my husband that I would gladly be the “go to” parent for problems when the boys were little, but once they hit the teens, his calm …Read the Rest

The Big 6-0!

The Big 6-0!
January 6, 2011

My mom and I were talking on the phone about 3 weeks ago and she mentioned that I was turning 60, I almost dropped the phone in shock. Oh my gosh and YIKES, I was! Where had the time gone? I was suddenly NOT looking forward to this next birthday.

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