musings and amusings

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

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


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