Sunday, June 30, 2013
When I set out to do something, I put my mind to it. I give it my all.
I don't just jump into things. I think them through completely.
I have begun a journey that has proved to be very successful for me.
It has required a lot of work, patience, and dedication, but I am well on my way
to some very great things in the future.
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Everyone should think BIG and make
their moves accordingly. You'd be surprised what you attract when you put out
those "I'm going to succeed no matter what" vibes.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Pretty Cool Stuff...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I truly believe this.
I truly believe that we are here, just passing through,
and when we're ready, we return home.
This is not home; this is right now. Home comes later and we won't
know what that really means until we're there.
I suppose this is one of the lessons I've learned since my Dad died.
Death is not the end; it's just the passage from here to there.
And this lesson makes me think so much differently about my purpose here.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Guess who came to visit me on my last day of work?
They each wanted to take a turn sitting at the "teacher's desk."
It's so adorable how much fun they had in a bare classroom that had everything put away.
And I finally have a better memory of my husband coming to my classroom...
The last time he came into my classroom was this past November and he delivered
news that rocked me to my core...my Dad's death.
This time, he brought four people who bring me so much joy each day.
What a great way to end the school year!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This was a tough school year for me.
Going on strike, losing my Dad, all of the emotions that went along with those things
and trying to keep my head on straight throughout it all.
I had the hardest school year ever, emotionally.
I am glad it is over.
Let the summer break commence so I can see life through my children's eyes
and appreciate the time I am given so much more.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Just Keep Going...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Even Babies Know It...
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Clean Yourself Up...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Hurry Up & Stop...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
In The Molecules That Surround Me...
Somewhere, in the molecules that surround me, my father holds my hand.
It is a very tough day. It is my first Father's Day without him.
I can only hope that he lifts me up and helps me get through the day.
The picture above came from his iPhone, taken while he was on his very last trip
to Lake Namekagon last year. I can see why he went there. The peace.
The quiet. The serenity. Heaven on earth.
And perhaps this is what it looks like where he is now.
Still, though, I wish he were here with me. And I just want to sleep until this day is over.
His absence is felt greatly by all who loved him.
I miss you, Dad!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Through His Eyes...
Friday, June 14, 2013
NOT Good At All...
Two weeks ago, I hurt my foot/ankle playing soccer with Jack.
I have been in a knee-high cam boot since then. The worst part, other than the pain,
is the fact that I cannot drive. And more importantly, it's not getting any better.
I made an appointment for a follow-up on Monday at 1pm. That means I have
to take a day off from work again. I'm thinking I may need an MRI, after all.
Whatever is going on with my foot/ankle is NOT good, NOT good at all.
I have a very bad feeling about this.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Free My Mind...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Unjunk Your Diet...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We have an ant problem and I hate ants. I hate poisonous ant sprays even more.
With four kids dropping food all over the place all the time, even the smallest of crumbs attracts a colony.
It doesn't help that we put down cedar mulch next to the house and the ants are scrambling to get away from that, so they're coming inside!
I will try anything. If having a house that smells like cinnamon, garlic, cloves, mint, and vinegar means these bastards will leave, then that's what I'm going to do, dammit!
The only good ant to me is a dead one.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Strong Like A Bull...
Friday, June 07, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
What You Should Be Eating...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Yes, I Do Work That Much...
Monday, June 03, 2013
Somewhere under all that ice is my foot/ankle.
Not sure what happened inside there, but I know I have to see my doc today about it.
I hurt it playing soccer with Jack. I landed the wrong way, something tore and crunched, and now I'm discolored. Either I have a high tolerance for pain or I'm just too stubborn to go to the ER.
Whatever. No work for me today or tomorrow. It's the right foot, so I can't even drive, let alone put weight on it. Hopefully, an x-ray will tell me what's going on in there.
Whatever it is, it's not normal, by any means.