Monthly Archives: January 2017

Do Your Part

There is a new kindness bulletin board hanging in the front hallway of our school thanks to Mrs. Clark, our school secretary/administrative assistant.

It made me so happy when I passed it today. Students and teachers are welcome to “take what they need” and do their part in creating a nicer world for others.

Thank you Mrs. Clark. That little bit of kindness is much needed lately.



imageIt was a long tough Monday and I didn’t¬†get a photo today. A very windy, rainy night is keeping everyone inside so I’m sharing a quote instead. ūüėÄūüĎćūüŹľ

Lazy Sunday

Today’s photo challenge word is LAZY. It has been that kind of day. A nice, lazy Sunday.¬†Emmy Lou agrees.


New Day


Photo Challenge word of the day NEW.

The first full day with Donald Trump as our president. A NEW administration. I did not vote for him but in the words of Scarlett Johansson during one of the marches around the globe today,

“I respect that you are our President-elect and I want to be able to support you. First, I ask that you support me, support my sister, support my mother, support my best friend and all of our girlfriends, support the men and women here today that are anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives.‚ÄĚ

I didn’t go to any of the marches today. I thought about it. I was offered several opportunities to go and chose not to. I must admit, today, I¬†am regretting my decision. My reasoning was validated (I thought…) I ¬†knew that I had work for grad school that needed to be started. I knew that Dave had his first Saturday off in months. I knew that my dislike¬†of crowds and traffic was looming and worried about how I’d be able make it all day without easy bathroom access! Most of all, I knew how much¬†some members of my family would criticize my decision to go.

I have watched the rallies all day and followed social media, sharing and weeping over posts that have made me so proud. Peaceful protests all over the globe. SEVEN continents coming together to show unity for equal rights for ALL people who are fearing that their rights are going to be denied.

The constitution gives us the right to protest and I am grateful to all of the people who paved the way for us to do so. Today his has turned into what quite possibly could be the biggest protest ever and although I only took part from my couch, I am proud to have witnessed it. It was peaceful. It was emotional. It was beautiful.

We witnessed a remarkable event today but we aren’t done. Today is just one moment in time. We need to find ways to make lawmakers accountable. We need to remain active and involved. I know a lot of us think, what could one person do, but imagine if we all acted on that?!? Not violently. Peacefully and proactively.

I may not be wearing an official pink pussy hat to show my support, but it is my favorite pink hat and I wore it proudly today.


Innauguration Day


This sign, created by our art teacher, hangs in  one of the  hallways of our school. It is a great reminder Рnot just today, but everyday.



Front Door

Today’s word is BRIGHT¬†but ¬†since the weather has been so gloomy, I wasn’t able to get a great shot in the daylight. According to our Kindergarten calendar, we have only had 2 sunny school days all month!!

Tonight, while taking Emmy Lou for a walk, I noticed how bright and warm our house looked in the raw, wet, cold night and decided it would be the photo of the day. Black and white just made it look brighter – and you can’t see how badly it needs to be painted!

I know the Christmas wreath needs to come down…


Bundled Up

Anyone that knows me well, knows that I¬†hate being cold. I would take warm, summer weather over winter ANY TIME!!!! I knew as soon as I saw today’s photo prompt, BUNDLED UP, that my photo would have to wait till I got ready for bed.

Dave likes to keep the temperature in our house on what I like to call…”chilly¬†.”

Yes, it saves us money,¬†I realize that, but because of that, I ¬†need to sleep in layers. Not just comforters on the bed, but layers of clothing!! We laugh about my fashion choices but in the winter, I don’t care what I look like as long as I am warm. This means a hat on my head, long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, fleece pants¬† – ¬†which are tucked into a pair of snuggly socks. It certainly is a fashion statement. Just not one that would make it into a fashion magazine!

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