Opening Act

Saturday night was opening night for the local professional hockey team. As is my annual tradition, I packed up the crew and headed down to the arena to witness the return of hockey. Remember, I’m still cautiously optimistic regarding the whole return of this team to the area. I need to see what they do Continue reading →

Let’s get the season on the road!

Hockey season opening is QUICKLY approaching. HALLELUJAH. So, today, the local team that I’m Cautiously Optimistic about held a “Fanfest” for the public to meet the team that’s here right now, have a little fun and generally schmooze. (and fair warning, the photos that are about to come were taken with my phone-not my normal Continue reading →

Get over yourself already!

I love heading over to youtube and watching the previews for the new season of Sesame Street every year. It’s a blast, because you never know what hilarious gem you’ll find. Last year, it was the Fiest clip with the chickens that tickled me pink for days on end. No, I won’t torture you with Continue reading →

Doris the Alpaca and other hilarities

I’m now resigned that we’re into the swing of things. Seriously. I’m getting into the groove (I actually taught today…wow!) and so is Isaac. This means that the sharing stuff got sent home. (deeeeeeep inhale and exhale…) If you’ve been here a while, you all remember the heights of stress sharing caused me last year-trying Continue reading →

Good morning, First Grade

It’s here-Yesterday we started school once again here in E. Nowhere. Backpacks on, ready for the start of a whole new year. And, as is tradition here, I took our now annual first day shot Note the new AFOs. Off to new adventures, Isaac luckily has the same bus driver as last year and still Continue reading →


This weekend is always my annual denial weekend. I always go into denial about a LOT of things- here’s what I’m in denial about today… 1. That I have a first grader. It didn’t sink in until we went and visited the classroom on Thursday to drop off Isaac’s backpack full of stuff. I saw Continue reading →

Schwanky, Schwanky

I knew it. One of the times I plan something, I would run into my arch nemesis-Schwanky things. I’m a girl of simple means. I like jeans, khakis (not low rise-DO YOU HEAR ME OLD NAVY!?! I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MY STUDENTS SEEING MY CHONIES!!!) classic styled clothes and things that are Continue reading →