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Tough Week: Good Lessons

This week was a tough one.  I find myself at the end of it battered, bruised, but better.   Sitting here by the fire with my hound at my feet, a large stack of freshly graded papers on the table … Continue reading

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Slipping Feet and Looking Up

I was lying in bed this morning feeling frustrated.  I have been concentrating this year on getting back into shape.  I needed to do this.  My knees were starting to bother me.  I didn’t feel well a lot of the … 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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Puppy Sitting

It’s summer and during the summer I do a good bit of baby sitting.  Usually I baby sit for my grandchildren as I did, along with my husband, last Saturday night.  It’s nice to have more time to give to … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

I’m home and back to my normal persona having completed the mission successfully.  It is time to tell the tale.  Our adventure began, as all good southern adventures do, with Boberry biscuits from Bojangles. After a biscuit and coffee, we … Continue reading

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Something in the Way She Moves

A piece of advice:  If you are thinking of getting a dog and one of your priorities is taking nice, long, companionable walks with said animal, DO NOT GET A BASSET HOUND.  Margie has many fine qualities.  I love her … Continue reading

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Story in the Twilight

“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.”  J.R.R. Tolkien wrote these words on the blank page of an exam he was grading and the literary world was changed forever.  Afterward, he said, he could not stop wondering … Continue reading

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Gotcha!

Taking pictures of Margie can be frustrating.  She’s camera-shy and stubborn, but I like to have a new picture of her every so often for my screen saver, so I persevere.  This is how it goes: Me:  Margie!  Let’s take … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day

Today was Grandparents Day at Caldwell Academy. We’ve been having Grandparents Day for as long as I have been at Caldwell, but this was my first time to attend as a grandparent. My parents came as well, so it was … Continue reading

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A New Life for Margie

Anyone who knows me realizes that I love my basset hound, Margie.  Perfect symbol of my personality, she proves the theory that people choose dogs that resemble them.  Actually, I didn’t choose her; Matt did.  He wanted a “real dog,” … Continue reading

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