Prompt of the day target.  Target.  Is it sad to hat Target stores are the first thing that comes to mind. Oh this material world. I have/ had an unusual relationship with places like Target. Like Fred Myers, like Macy’s or Nordstrom.  You see, for many, many years the small, isolated town where I lived … Continue reading

Cataract Meanderings

The prompt this morning is cataract.  Of course the obvious definition of the word is the eye condition.  I learned from reading another blog that cataract mean some sort of water fall or current.  But in my mind, I keep trying to make cataract mean boat.  And I am not sure why.  A google search … Continue reading Cataract Meanderings

To Julienne with Joy

Another food prompt!  Yay! When the girls were growing up we adopted a "divide and conquer" mentality.  One of us would cook dinner and the other would get the kids in the bath, or the laundry sorted so we actually had clothes the next day.  Maybe packing lunches or walking the dog or helping kids … Continue reading To Julienne with Joy

A Danish Delight

When I met Scott, I knew he had this loonnnngggg Scandinavian name, and that he sort of looked Scandinavian.  But when you are 14 you don't pay too much attention to things like family heritage, I was much more interested in things like skiing and going to the movies. By the time we married, I … Continue reading A Danish Delight

What I Miss Most

I have been asked if it was a sacrifice to leave the classroom.  It was and it wasn't. You see, leaving the classroom to work in the library was an easy decision.  I begged a little for it and worked a little for it and couldn't be happier with my choice.  I love the books.  … Continue reading What I Miss Most

The Last Time

Graduation time. A perfect time to reblog this post.. With a few edits 🙂

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When my daughter was about eight, my husband said to me, “I don’t remember the last time she rode on my shoulders.” She was too big now. “I didn’t realize the last time I carried her would be the LASTtime.” There are a lot of things like that.  A lot of “last times” that sneak up on you.

The last time we brushed her teeth for her or helped her take a bath.  Monitoring her closely, making sure she didn’t A) drown and B) Neglect to wash the back of her neck.

The last time we held hands crossing the street or kept one eye on her in a large crowd.

The last time we rushed to school to bring a forgotten lunch or homework.

The last time we helped her zip her coat, tug on mittens or pull a hat down over…

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It’s Complicated, A POEM

This weekend was Mother's Day.  My Husband left to attend a christening and to spend Mother's Day with his mother.  I applaud this, I encouraged him to go.  He is glad he went, I am glad he went.  My lovely girls called from all corners of the world, Gracie from Berlin, Laura from New Orleans … Continue reading It’s Complicated, A POEM

What to Recommend?

The other day a sixth grade student asked me what my favorite book was when I was her age, she was looking for a recommendation.   This question stopped me dead.  I couldn't think.  I didn't know.  How crazy is that? Here is what was happening inside my head... There were SO MANY books I have … Continue reading What to Recommend?

Wonder. A Poem.

Poem number..... Well hey! I don't have to number them any more!  A poem for the heck of it!  The prompt "Bubble."  I could not resist.   Summer Wonders I close my eyes and hear Summer sounds, Boats, Float planes. Children laughing. Dogs barking, Birds. Coming from the field, A ball hits the bat, "Ping" … Continue reading Wonder. A Poem.

What Tests Tell

We just wrapped up state testing here - Because I am a certified teacher, I had to administer make up exams and finish up with those students who needed extra time.  (In Alaska state tests are not timed.) I had to sign pages and pages of testing agreements.  Promising to observe all the rules.  I … Continue reading What Tests Tell