Monthly Archives: August 2013

Six Candles on My Cake

Yesterday, as I took my morning walk under a clear blue sky, I enjoyed the slightly crisp air that felt like early fall and I thought about birthdays. I took some time to consider my attitude toward the concept.  I’m … Continue reading

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Reflections on Beginning a New School Year

Tomorrow, bright and early, I will begin my fifteenth year at Caldwell Academy.  In some ways this seems impossible, but if I really consider the change that has taken place in the school and in my life over those years, … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Thoughts

In May, I made my first summer entry in my Commonplace Book.  It’s from The Great Gatsby, and I could not believe how perfectly it described my feelings at the time: “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of … Continue reading

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Babysitting Debrief

I spent the last twenty-four hours babysitting four of my nine adorable grandchildren.  My husband was with me, so I should say, “WE spent the last twenty-four hours…”  This particular group of four are aged 9, 6, 3 and 1, … Continue reading

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A Summer for Margie

I’ve been concentrating on my other blogs this summer and I have neglected this one.  Besides, Margie has been taking up a lot more time than usual.  She gave us quite a scare. One evening in late June she refused … Continue reading

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