Buried Treasure

I slipped downstairs with a small shovel and started digging under the stairwell.

When I was a child, my childhood home was a three-story Victorian beauty nestled on an island in the San Francisco Bay. It was the perfect place for a child with an active imagination. The first level of the home housed two garages, a bar, a laundry room, a pottery room, and an extra room that we used as a playroom. Continue reading “Buried Treasure”

Romance –Middle School Style

Every year our school has held a dance on Valentine’s Day for our students. The week of the gala, romances have always sprung up as the big day approaches, and every year, teachers on the sixth-grade team begin a “verbal” pool about how many breakups will occur and how many hearts will be broken before the school dance actually takes place. Continue reading “Romance –Middle School Style”

Love’s Season

Leaving the taco stand at 12:15 in the morning, my part-time job made me question my sanity since I had to tackle my daytime job at 7:00 in the morning. Walking home always cleared my head and put the craziness of my shift to rest before I climbed into a hot shower that silenced my thoughts and helped me settle into a night of slumber.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Yesterday after a long day at work, I found the most unexpected and amazing surprise waiting for me on my blog. A dear fellow blogger nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! My Daisy Daze left me a sweet message to let me know about her kind-hearted nomination, and she delivered some encouraging words about my stories.

Please check out her site, My Daisy Daze, and read her creative thoughts on life and living, her crazy, fun-filled poetry, and her words of wisdom and inspiration that she shares with her friends and followers. Continue reading “The Sunshine Blogger Award”

First Kiss

When I was thirteen, I had my first real crush, and his name was, well to save us both some embarrassment, I will call him Ben…Ben Williams. When I first met this young man, I was about eleven or twelve at the time, and I have to admit it was not love at first sight.  Ben and I had been friends for some time; I was a Girl Scout, and he was a Boy Scout.  We enjoyed several camping and backpacking expeditions during our scouting years. Believe it or not, our troops went backpacking together. Continue reading “First Kiss”