Sunday, October 15, 2017

True Story

I work  in a school that has a 4 day work week.

I will not lie.
It is AwEsOmE !!

We do have to work 1 Friday a month.
Professional Development days.

I hate to complain, but 
it is my blog

#1. Professional Development really means you are going to have meetings where they can find one more thing for you to do.   

#2. I hate meetings

#3. I hate working a 5 day work week.  

There I said it...

We have had to work the last 3 Fridays.

I hope I recover....

Sunday, October 8, 2017


I just finished a wild week getting ready for and having parent teacher conferences.
As a parent, I was not always so happy to go to these things.
Teachers would always say, "You must talk about some interesting things around the dinner table!"
or "They are so good at math, Wes must teach them math all the time."
The reality was, I asked them if they did their homework everyday.
They were smarter than us.
They talked about football or baseball all the time.
And Wes did not have private math lessons with the kids.
Sometimes I would come home from conferences feeling like a failure.

It is a different to sit on the other side of the table.
There was some bad news to deliver, mostly about bad behavior.
There was some good news to deliver, mostly about good behavior.
There was plenty of laughter.
My favorite thing to hear from a parent was that they loved to come to school.
And even better..." They come home singing your songs." or
 "You should hear them sing in the shower."

All in all, I make an effort not to make the parent feel bad.
I always thank them for their hard work and for reading to them. 

Life should be good when you are 5.  

Kinder is the Best!

Sunday, October 1, 2017


I'm not sure when it happened, 
but Fall has arrived in Southern Idaho.

No snow in the Magic Valley,
but you defiantly need a jacket in the mornings
and sometimes all day.

If you know how time passes so fast,
please tell it to slow down.

What do you think of the grey pumpkins?

We also had Homecoming.
To be honest,
it wasn't a bad parade.

Times are a changing.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Yesterday, I went to a wedding of a friend of my daughters.
I have to admit, that I love these girls.
When we first moved here, they took in my much younger daughter.
She needed a friend and they showed her kindness and love.

Well, this weeding was at St. Edwards in Twin Falls.

This was the last time I was there.
Needless to say, 
it has been a few decades.

This sweet bride was a high school friend of mine.

It brought back many memories.
Funny how life does that.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Crazy Days

Sometimes I can't believe how fast times goes by.

With the Fall coming this week, I wanted to list some of my favorite summer memories.

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1.  Water Aerobics at the Rec
I do this every year. 
I love it.
I love my buddies at the pool.
It is a great way to spend 45 minutes of my day.

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2.  The Piggly Wiggly.
Holy Moly people
I went to the Piggly Wiggly in North Carolina!
I have wanted to this for a few years.
You know, I read it in a book.

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3.  The Sandbox.
We stayed in a little cinder block house on the OBX.
I looked at that sweet little house and
wondered how many storms it had stood through.
-possibly a metaphor for life-
It was a great little place.

I am ready for fall now.  

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day

 I picked blackberries this weekend.

That left me with making jam this morning.

It isn't hard.
It certainly isn't sugar-free.

It seemed like the perfect labor for today.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

He is near

I was thinking of this scripture this week:

The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.

I love taking care of the flowers in the summer.

I often bring home sad, little, flowers,
but they thrive once they can spread out their roots
and sit in the sun.

I have a soft spot for Gerber Daisy's and this one has bloomed all year.

And here sits my mini rose from Valentines Day.

I love having the flowers.
They attract butterflies and humming birds and they just make me happy.

I feel like I would be missing out if I didn't say something about the eclispe

I was at work.
We were at 97.5%
The thing I found most fascinating was the how much the temperature dropped.
We need the Sun.

-It is impossible to take a selfie wearing these glasses...just saying-

 It turns out that I have a lot of family that also enjoyed the eclipse.

My sister.


My son and grandson.

People who saw it at 100% described it as a spiritual experience.
Check out this amazing video at Redfish Lake.
(Sorry, you will have to scroll down to it)

I truly felt tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father
as I experienced it, and heard others talk about their experience.