Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tea and Me

I love tea!  There is nothing as comforting as a steaming cup of black tea–preferably Irish Breakfast, but English will do as well.  It settles the tummy, clears the mind, and when taken in the presence of a good friend, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Contentment

I am content.  That is not a surprising sentence, I suppose, since tomorrow is the last day of school. I guess the only possible surprise about to be found in the statement would be that it is not more intense. … Continue reading

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Trusting Tuesday

I like action.  When faced with a problem, I want to fix it.  My father-in-law used to love to say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” and I tend to agree with that sentiment.  That is why it is good … Continue reading

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Moving On Monday

Today was the first day of the last week of the school year.  It was also the last day of regular classes. I didn’t have as many classes since I teach three senior courses and they graduated on Saturday.  Katie’s … Continue reading

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The “Small” Sacrifices of Duty

My youngest child graduated from high school yesterday.  It was a lovely ceremony and a good day.  It was just nothing like I had imagined. Therein lies the problem.  I tend to imagine too much.  I had imagined the day … Continue reading

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Grace AND Truth

My pastor preached yesterday from John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  I … Continue reading

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The Pause that Refreshes

Sometimes the world stops unexpectedly.  I have had a lovely day, a refreshing and restorative day, due to my brilliant son and generous husband. I was exhausted and gloomy when I got up this morning. (See previous post.)  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Stop the World, I Need to Get Off!

I realize my blog has become a sort of rant about my son’s last days in high school and the way I am dealing with it.  I can’t help it.  It’s where I am right now. I didn’t expect it … Continue reading

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Music in May

I am tired, so very, very tired.  It’s a trying time of year for teachers.  There are so many things to think about:  covering what needs to be covered before the exam, reviewing properly for the exam, making sure there … Continue reading

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That Thing in the Spring

Last night I got dressed up and went out to dance with my son at his last “Rhetoric Dance.”  There are many parts of that sentence I would never have imagined myself writing fifteen years ago.  Back then I got … Continue reading

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