Life Was Simple

summer-calves-1-1401898 copyThe other day, after digging through some old papers, I came across some old papers from a poetry class that I took in college. Today, I found an assignment in which I had to take a conversation and turn it into a poem. This assignment did bring tears to my eyes because I used my mom as my subject. Until today, I had forgotten about that conversation about her life on the ranch with her family.  Continue reading “Life Was Simple”

Sweet Moments ~ Jaxon and Santa

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Too often life becomes hectic, and we forget to slow down and enjoy sweet moments along the way, especially at this time of the year.  As a gramma, I have started this blog to preserve our family tree.  But suddenly it occurred to me that I also need to capture and record our little stories that brighten our day. So here I go…one of my many special moments with my youngest grandson, Jaxon.

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Christmas Joy? Bah Humbug!

1This Christmas season did not start with joyful anticipation or holiday cheer. For this teacher, the workweek ended with another dreaded in-service day with upcoming plans for interdisciplinary units and recaps of testing scores for middle school students. While teachers chatted back and forth about this year’s upcoming combined lesson, all this teacher could think about was the stack of persuasive essays that needed to be graded and next year’s lessons that needed planning. To make matters worse, the day ended on a discouraging note with frustrated teachers who aired their differences and voiced their concerns. Everyone left, and everyone felt exhausted and overwhelmed.  Continue reading “Christmas Joy? Bah Humbug!”