Red Ribbon Week is Here!

downloadParent’s of elementary school aged kids you know what this means… your kids are going to drive you nuts about taking them to 7 eleven for a free slurpee. Well, here is a link to a few more freebies. And talk about drugs as you eat your pizza, fries, etc… maybe talk about healthy eating too! LOL Sadly, 7 eleven is NOT on the list.


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Sometimes you have to remember.

So things have been a little crazy and this blog has been at the bottom of the list. I mean let’s be honest I have no idea if anyone else reads this or if what I say here matters. But it’s really for me as much as I hope it will encourage someone else. I’m going to be a little more regular with this as the weeks speed by so hopefully I’ll hear from you if you give this a read.

This little man and I got to volunteer at the boys’ elementary school this morning. Then after the school day – minimum day – I get to have a bunch of 3rd graders guys come over here and play.

Sometimes I can get caught up in my mind about the things that I don’t have that I want or even things that I need. And then I catch a moment.

 A moment where I remember why I ended my career. I remember how blessed I am, beyond measure. I remember that every day is a gift. I take a deep breathe and say thank you. I remember the choices I made in giving up my tenure and identity as a teacher for this. Thank you God for directing my path to this moment!

Now, I just need to push every uncontent thought back in its place everyday. Back where it belongs in perspective of how my life is now!
Thanks for listening to my mama rant. #mamaslivingthedream