Monday Milestone

McKinley plays guitar: Everyday for the past two weeks McKinley has been going over to the guitar and strumming it. And in those moments, I’d think to myself, I have to start playing again— dad would want me to—I’ll feel him with me. But I haven’t picked up the guitar. When I drive, I sing. Ohh,…

“Most Influential Blog” Award!

I was nominated for the Most Influential Blog award! My jaw dropped when I read the email. I thought to myself—Me? My blog? Influential!? Oh my gosh..really!!!!? I am ecstatic and truly honored about this nomination. Genevieve over at Coloring Outside the Lines graciously nominated me. Thank you Genevieve! Her blog is wonderfully written. She…

Monday Monologue: The Oyster Idiom

I’m not gonna lie–sometimes idioms make no sense to me. The words just don’t always process the right way for me to fully comprehend the metaphor. (I’m sure having dyslexia doesn’t help my case). So please chime in if I’m way off base. The world is your oyster! Meaning: The world is yours to do…

“An Unexamined Marriage”

A sort of miracle happened today. I was able to watch my wedding. What you don’t know is that for the past two years, over two years actually, I have tried to watch our wedding DVD’s.  They were in a .mov file format.  I tried watching them on different MAC computers and PC computers.  I tried…

You’re right–we all have wishes.

I know that usually on Friday’s I post a curriculum piece, but something else is on my mind. Today marks 3 months since my father’s passing. Dear Dad, My mind is flooding with memories of you, like when you were bent on the ground smelling different soaps and lotions from under the sink with McKinley….