I've been there. It sucks. And it doesn't just suck on Valentine's Day. Although my story is not your story, my once sad and lonely heart remembers and feels compelled to tell you - DON'T GIVE UP. KEEP PRAYING. KEEP DAYDREAMING. KEEP "PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE". There was a period of time in my twenties that I lived in five different apartments. My roommates kept getting married. I … [Read more...] about A Valentine Post for Those Who Are Single and Not Loving It
The Little Things
The officer replied, "2,200 souls on board, sir". A few months ago my husband and I found ourselves watching the movie Titanic. At one point in the film, after the ship hit the iceberg, there is a scene where the Captain realizes the fate of the boat. He asks a fellow crew member how many people are on board. The officer replies, "2,200 souls on board, sir". His response really struck me. I … [Read more...] about Soul Searching
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? What's your take on "giving something up for Lent"? Personally, I don't even bother making New Year's Resolutions. As for Lent, I think I gave up Facebook a couple of times, but have been "lazy" with truly reflecting on and persevering with either. I can honestly tell you that I have never, ever said,"I will eat less chocolate". This year will be no … [Read more...] about When New Year’s Resolutions are Out of Your League . . .
Our family truly had a Blessed Christmas! As I write this, I am listening to our son play with his Hess truck - which by the way could be the loudest toy ever created . . . like ever. Seriously. Anyway, I digress . . . Having a three year old not only makes the house louder and life more busy, it intensifies the magic that is Christmas. That childlike faith that Jesus reminded his disciples … [Read more...] about Ten Simple Reminders Were the Best Gifts This Christmas
Two disclosures before I start: first, this post contains affiliate links; second, I am one of those "impossible" people! Only how many days until Christmas?? It's crunch time! Here are some gift ideas if you feel stuck! A soft, comfy, throw blanket. I bought one for myself the first time I went Christmas shopping this year. My mother-in-law bought me one last year and it's the softest … [Read more...] about Last Minute Gifts for “Impossible” People!
Wake up. Get in school as soon as the doors are unlocked. Finish preparing for the day as long as I can and inevitably be cut short by a conversation with a teacher or student that needed to happen, but just wasn't in the plan. Teach all day and occasionally grade a quiz, pick up photo copies, discuss an event with an administrator, call a parent, tutor a hardworking student, and "counsel" the … [Read more...] about Last Minute Teacher Gifts that get an A+