Book Fair Time!

It is that time of year.  I just spent two days transforming my library into a book fair.  Hooray! People LOVE book fairs.  SO MANY adults share with me that their favorite memory of elementary school was the book fair.  Kids begin asking as soon as the posters go up...  Their little faces are nearly … Continue reading Book Fair Time!

For a Good Nights Sleep

The official countdown is on. In one week we will be sleeping in our new home.  It is exciting and frightening at the same time.  I have not slept the last three nights, thoughts such as "Should we plaster and touch up all the nail holes?" To "Did I make arrangements for the dog during … Continue reading For a Good Nights Sleep

For My Sister

It is strange how grief will sneak in and get you.  Someone sent me a picture of the four  us when we little, little kids. Playing and jovial. Big smiles and happy faces. And there she was, and I just was stunned by her memory.  Memories burbled quickly to the surface. She has been gone … Continue reading For My Sister

Comeback

The prompt word for the day is comeback.  Hmmm.... comeback.  I appreciate the prompts, (I really, really do... thank you, thank you) but I am sure you will agree this is a difficult one.  It will be interesting to see how other people traffic the word. (Prompt two: Traffic, my use of the prompt was … Continue reading Comeback

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Sunday Baking

I am surprised how little we actually use cornmeal, and how only one vision comes clearly to me.  My husband baking bread on Sundays to go with the soup we always have.  A fragile task, to be done with a light hand...the kitchen covered in copious clouds of flour and the smell!!   He wipes … Continue reading Sunday Baking

Woodland White

  Woodland White Birch bark Cool against my skin Papery, peeling Scars dark. Delicate branches Stretch towards Slate skies. Unseen, Tangled roots reach down, Frigid anchors In an icy ground. And it is hard For me to fathom As I rest my cheek Against the smooth Frosted skin of The birch That inside - -Somewhere … Continue reading Woodland White

A Touch of Perfect

This was a fun prompt!  Just FYI, my husband is NOT the target of my anger!  Nor is anyone I love.  Morale is just so low where I work and this is how I felt after a meeting last night.  I could not get out it of my head (prompt words: symphony, oasis, convenient, A … Continue reading A Touch of Perfect

Darling Dahlia

I have resisted the urge to partake in any photo challenges because... well... I am not a photographer!  But I saw this prompt "Dahlia" on a beautiful picture and thought, well darn!  I have dahlias, I will give it a try. So here you are, a lovely bunchy, bushy, trailing dahlia that draws bees and … Continue reading Darling Dahlia

Good Will Stories

Story Number One: Hot Rollers I got rid of my hot hair rollers.  The ones that made beautiful bouncy Farrah Fawcett style curls.  The ones I used in the seventies... Then later in the eighties for "big hair."  Even early in my teaching career I used them. So I took these hot rollers to Good … Continue reading Good Will Stories