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Wholesome Television

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote Simple Pleasures

As a little girl, one of my favorite shows on television was Little House on the Prairie. It happens to be on again in syndication on the INSP channel.  The channel also shows reruns of The Waltons, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and inspirational movies. There is such an innocence in these shows. So many good morals.  Dave and I are addicted to Little House.  Even though we have seen every episode, we still watch them again and again.  As I write this, “The Camp Out” one of the earlier episodes is on.

Over the summer I was watching a marathon of Orange is the New Black – quite possibly the complete opposite of wholesome and innocent.  Now I am stuck on a Little House marathon.

My kids won’t watch it – not even when they were younger.  I can’t even think of a children’s show that’s on the air today that could compare to it.  That’s just too bad.

Did you watch Little House?  Did you read the books?  I always loved Mary Ingalls.  Dave’s favorite was Mr. Olsen.  Who was yours?

Lunch at Home

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Today is a half day for students in our school district.  Actually, Friday and Monday are too.  We hold parent-teacher conferences for the next three days.  Today they happen to be in the evening to try to accommodate working parents.  I will meet with 12 sets of parents tonight.  The rest are spread out over Friday and Monday afternoon.

The students got out of school at 12:45.  Most days, I’d stay at school, get some work done, run home for a quick dinner and head back to school.  Today, I had to get my laptop fixed so I had to leave the building.  I assumed it was going to be a long process, but since I had to leave it there, it took less than five minutes.  I debated going back to school but decided to head home for lunch – something I never get the chance to do.  Even though I live less than a mile from my school, I never feel like there is enough time so I eat at school with the rest of the Kindergarten teachers.  I like having lunch at school.  I have even written before , that lunch time is a favorite part of my day!

I got home, cooked up a nice, big hot lunch, tossed a salad together and now I am enjoying a delicious lunch as I sit at the computer writing this blog.  I figured I’d be writing it late this evening when I got done with conferences.   Now, not only will I get this done, but I can finish editing the photos from Doreen and Julia’s wedding and drop them off before heading back over to school.

I know it seems like such a small thing, but being able to eat lunch at a relaxed pace, with nowhere to run to right away seems almost like a luxury.  I have to savor every minute. Ahhhh, the little things….