[Fail] Time and Trees

Photo: Look at those ominous lookin’ trees staring down at me with their pollen-filled branches! Believe it or not, I walked in this house at 9:30 after a really wonderful and robust class with my students tonight. I left the school after writing down some notes for myself for next class and cleaning the white…

[Bloggy Fail] Ran Out of Time Today

  Oh, Dear Readers, I did my absolute best to have a perfect and full blogging week. Unfortunately, the snow disruptions and other obligations completely and totally caught up with me, and I have yet more that must be done. But it’s Friday, and Friday is for wishes, even if I can’t fully write the…

[Short Post] If Wishes Were Fishes

  Lord, I wish I was the proud owner of a lovely real camera capable of taking actually good pictures. Traveling would mean beautiful posts filled with candid shots and sweeping landscape views. I’d recount an interesting story of some corner traveled to, some piece of wisdom plucked from random conversation during the day… all…

[Bloggy Fail] No Damn Time…

  I’m trying not to be angry at myself for not posting, but this is just… frustrating. Because the school schedule is still so wacky (parenting helping, school holidays), I still haven’t had a “full week” of school yet. Isn’t that wild? Just the luck of the draw, but still incredibly frustrating. My boys are…

[Bloggy Fail] Too Much Day, Not Enough Time

  My in-laws are in town. Again. So… yeah. Life is suffering. I woke up with a task list as long as my arm and I hit every single item on it. Except this blog post. Believe it or not, I sat down with my notebook four times today and wrote out some things. One…

[Bloggy Fail] Ursa Minor Did It!

Photo: The Train Table has been on hiatus since Thursday morning because Ursa Minor decided to start to jump on it again. Little dude bro just doesn’t seem to understand that actions have consequences.   Childhood magic is watching big-huge dump trucks going up and down your street all day, putting down fresh new asphalt…

[Bloggy Sick Day] No Good Deed…

Major came home early from school today after having thrown up and I’ve been… busy… ever since. I’ve been praying since Wednesday that the boys wouldn’t pick up the gross stomach bug that’s been going around. I think we might have picked it up at the doctor’s office when we went in for Minor’s wellness checkup….

[Bloggy Fail] Super Powers Only Go So Far

  I woke up at 1:30 this morning with my hands still positioned on the keyboard, two blankets draped over me, my monitor black and a sticky note on my notebook: “You fell asleep while writing your post.” Yeah… Yesterday was the first day we’d been out of the house since Monday. Boys went to…

[Bloggy Fail] Huh? What?

Photo: My Little Sous Chef at school today, doin’ it up big with some playdough.  The preschool classes with the “big kids” is quite involved indeed! But Ursa Major is fitting right in, making new friends, and falling in love with his teachers. I wish, though, that I had more time to spend with him…

[Bloggy Fail] Just Don’t Got It…

  I’m sure you can imagine… I’m just having one of those days. Today is the first “normal” day we’ve had since The Plague of 2014 came rolling through the farmhouse, and between the much needed trip to the park and the much more needed run to the grocery store, the missed (sorely missed!) nap…