Costume Musings: Clue

CLUE: First. I watched the movie. It was painful.. I am a little embarrassed about that, most folks LOVE this movie. But. I am not a slapstick comedy person and this was slapstick at it's finest. The dialog DID make me laugh-out-loud though, and of course it made me reminisce about long ago family games … Continue reading Costume Musings: Clue

Costuming Musings: Honk

Last spring I was asked by my good friend to help her costume the play Honk. This was officially my first foray into being part of a costume team. Of course there have been many times over the years where I have been assigned a task such as sewing "cookie heads" for Nutcracker, or making … Continue reading Costuming Musings: Honk

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