musings and amusings

Psalm 143:5 as seen in my little corner of the world

waiting for hurricane maria

The students have been coming to school even though we didn’t have electricity since Hurricane Irma hit on 6 September. Today, Monday 18 September after school,  the electricity was restored. … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 2 Comments


i think  i think we are on Day 10 of no electricity.  Dear ones have been sending encouragement and candles,  batteries,  candy,  games. One friend sent her husband! The electric trucks … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

oh Irma, go away!

Previous years, I would cheer for a storm coming to our school. There was something FUN in there.  This time around, I have been pleading with God to move that … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

10 down 168 to go!

So far, this school year has been smooth and pleasant.  My students show up, usually leaving any grumpiness somewhere else, and we have been learning together.  Of course, having an … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

back to school 2017!

Well, I just wrote  the school blog entry and my brain, neck and bladder are all tired… so here’s a link to the blog at On a more personal … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

beginning the 2017-2018 school year

My last night before the school year officially begins… I already know that I will have only 1 student tomorrow and I’m ok with that.  I have a reading placement … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Distract Divide Demolish

I am preparing for my 33rd year in the classroom. You would think by now, it would mean pulling out old lesson plans and recycling them.  BUT every year, there … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 5 Comments

Is the COMMON what we want to teach?

Everywhere I go with my dogs, Delilah gets attention. Tall, sleek, looking like she is shy.  She becomes the center of attention.  Roxy on the other hand is common – … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 1 Comment


I am off schedule. So my normal morning routine is 2 hours later and I can’t seem to focus.  I have handbell music to color code and lesson plans to … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

critical much?

Recently, I have been criticizing often and loudly people who are not present and people I do not know.  Like the guy who sent an e-mail telling how wonderful his … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 2 Comments