Tree trimming tokens

As I unwrapped my Christmas ornaments, memories inundated my mind.  The yellow taxi cab with a Christmas tree strapped on the top of it was from a visit to my brother-in-law who lives in New York City and the delicate gold metal cutout of a ship from a visit to the same brother-in-law when he lived in Boston.  The fragile white starfish prompts scenes of … Continue reading Tree trimming tokens

An open letter to my children’s “other” mothers

Paper - Made with PosterMyWall (2)An open letter to my children’s “other” mothers:  

You know who you are — my kids’ friends’ moms.  The moms who always seem to be available, even though you may or may not work a full-time job. The moms who, according to my kids, cook better than I do, are more fun to be around and have a cleaner house than mine. The moms whom I’m sometimes a bit jealous of (if I’m honest). So, I have something I’ve been meaning to say to you:  Continue reading “An open letter to my children’s “other” mothers”

Better watch out, better not cry

🎝 You better watch out, you better not cry! ♪ ♪ Better not pout, I’m telling you why. . . 🎝 Mrs. Morgan’s coming to school! She’s making lesson plans, And checking them out twice; Gonna find the right standards To teach them oh so nice.   [CHORUS]   You better watch out, And follow directions, So you can earn Tiger Tickets, For your collection. . . Mrs. Morgan’s … Continue reading Better watch out, better not cry

A Donkey’s Tail

I’m sure you’ve read the account in the Bible of Jesus’ birth, but I’m an eyewitness to the entire thing and not even mentioned!   Today I’m setting the record straight.  I’m Joseph’s donkey.  A beast of burden is what some call me because I can handle heavy loads on my back.  My kind are known for their stubbornness, but I’d like to call it “cautious … Continue reading A Donkey’s Tail

You’re NOT the one: When rejection hits

Since taking the plunge back into part-time teaching last year, I’ve decided to go back into the full-time classroom.  Well, I decided to apply.  It’s ultimately someone else’s decision whether they let me in or not.   In the last three months, I’ve applied for over 70 positions in 29 different schools across three school systems.   I’ve had just one interview.  I thought it … Continue reading You’re NOT the one: When rejection hits

Turning into one of ‘those’ people 

His coat is short, black and white and smooth to the touch.  He stands tall and walks proudly. His eyes are kind and gentle like he’s lived a thousand lives.  He wears a smile most of the time and wants my attention all of the time.  When he talks, I am spellbound to listen, for I know it must be important. He drives me crazy with … Continue reading Turning into one of ‘those’ people 

Facebook friends: Are they real?

I can be friends with you outside of Facebook.  Perhaps, it may be better for our friendship that way.   I have a long list of people that have requested to be my friend on Facebook.  I used to automatically click “accept” and go on.  Not anymore.  Now I carefully weigh the consequences. As a reporter, it was extremely beneficial to be connected with as … Continue reading Facebook friends: Are they real?