musings and amusings

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

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


AND this week, my car hit 151151 on the same day I paid 119.11 in a store.  YEA  that kind of palindrome week! I am between groups just now.  The … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

71117 a palindrome day

I love palindromes… for a while I was spending lots of time in my car and there is little to do there except swap out CDs so I came up … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hanging out in Memphis

No photos here today. My camera will meet my laptop on Sunday evening and then I’ll add a picture or two from this week. I’m learning to travel lighter and that … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

so much to say, so little time to write it all

The handbell choir trip to Toronto and surrounding areas early in June was SUPER FANTASTIC.  We had only a few moments of Attitude with our teens and even fewer with … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 3 Comments