Camping Notes

A year ago we took Weston Camping. He was 5. We had a blast. We played cards, we explored, we hiked, we went to a swimming hole, cooked s'mores and hot dogs. Played with the fire. He made campground friends on the little loop we camped on. Gracie joined us and we celebrated her birthday. … Continue reading Camping Notes

F*R*I*E*N*D*S

Today my 18 month old grandson lightly hit his head and exclaimed, "owww." His mother's response? "Oh, did Monica Bang?" Which would normally be a weird response, and for those that know, you know. For those that don't know, this is a scene from our favorite family show, "FRIENDS." One rainy summer day in the … Continue reading F*R*I*E*N*D*S

New Mexico Nights

Yet ANOTHER poem in the stash I came across! Photo by Roberto Nickson on Pexels.com New Mexico Nights Summer nights Hot under a Bright New Mexico moon. Adults laugh Sip Cherry Wine Homemade Under the tree. Neighborhood roaming Toad catching Tree climbing Cousins. Those New Mexico Cousins Rough and tumble T-shirts. Farmers tans Friendly Fun.

It’s Been Fun!

Throwing this out there! Recess Duty in the Rain Every year our Union holds a retirement dinner for those teachers who have come to the end of their career. !We dress up. Bands play. Honors are given. Occasionally people are good naturedly roasted. It is ONE BIG PARTY that I look forward to every year. … Continue reading It’s Been Fun!

Goose Chase

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Like all families, we have had some inconveniences and disappointments due to Covid, however, unlike over 350,000 thousand American families, we have not experienced the unimaginable heartbreak that a death due to the Coronavirus brings.  I know the isolation has been devastating to those who are social, to kids, … Continue reading Goose Chase

The Library is Closed

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Two weeks before school started, two weeks before the School Board mandated "Open as usual. 100% capacity. Full time," I was told that in an effort to keep class sizes down, I was being moved out of the library and into a middle school teaching block and that the … Continue reading The Library is Closed

Single Drop

It is poetry month and I was committed to write a poem -a-day.  But, darn it, life happened.  I have had to settle with reading poetry and trying to weave a poetic line or two into academic writing.  So I prime my pen, get back to the thing. Today the prompt is drop: Those April … Continue reading Single Drop

April Poetry

I set a challenge to write a poem a day, because it is April, because it is Poetry month - and so far have been*OK* about meeting that challenge.  Why do the mornings go too fast for me to finish a poem, why does my husband talk to me at just the wrong time?  Anyway, … Continue reading April Poetry

Reading Respite

Halfway through Poetry Month.  Looking back, I can tell poems that were a chore... rushed to meet some self-imposed participation deadline, and the ones that easily came to me.  All in All, it is great fun to explore poetry! While that cyclone Called LIFE whirls Outside these doors, My bright little library Filled with cheerful … Continue reading Reading Respite