The Holidays

Today was officially my first day of “break” or as the kids call it – “freedom.” I had a teacher’s workday yesterday so it meant all day at my desk grading and doing inventory. It was eerily quiet at work which actually made it hard to… work. I’m so used to working with ever-present chatter…

And… we’re here

Who knew this moment would come? I’m actually done with my first semester of teaching full-time. It’s been a long, and sleepless semester – but I’m really proud of the work my kids have done. I’m glad they’ve stuck with me throughout this introductory period. There have definitely been days when my computer broke or…

Weekends are for coffee

I love coffee. That’s a well-known fact. But I don’t really have the job, or live in the country, for a cup of Starbucks every morning. So I make do by making and drinking my weight in coffee every morning. And that keeps me going for the day. But the weekends – they’re for real coffee….