All I Want For Christmas Is You

A while ago (around 14 years ago!) I started writing a short story inspired by the Mariah Carey Christmas song, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."  Through the years the story has stuck with me and every once in a while I reread it or added a little bit to it.  I have always … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is You

I want a Digital Voice Recorder!

My new favorite thing is something that I don't actually have yet.   I would like to get a digital voice recorder with a USB connection so that I can connect it to my computer (which I backup daily now, thank you) and transfer what I record to an audio file.  How great would that … Continue reading I want a Digital Voice Recorder!

Stop what you are doing and back up!

Please, if you are currently writing anything on a computer (or have in the last few days or weeks or months) and haven't backed it up yet, do so now! I recently lost (and I truly hope with all of my heart this loss is only temporary because of the many brilliant technology minds out … Continue reading Stop what you are doing and back up!

A Conversation – Overheard

-I thought you were all about the "big picture," the "meant to be," and the "everything happens for a reason." - I was.  But, it's different now.  I feel different now. - Why?  What's so different about now? - He hurt me more than I realized. - And, so now you think about it differently? … Continue reading A Conversation – Overheard

Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!

My most recent "new favorite thing" is magnetic paper!  Maybe you already know about this, but I just found it yesterday, and I'm so happy I did! One of the stations I use in my language arts class is a Magnetic Poetry station.  A few students at a time can use a variety of words … Continue reading Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!

A Day All to Myself

Today is the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and we have off from school.   I love my job.  I really really do!  Each morning I when drive in to work I find myself very excited about the day ahead of me.  Though, as wonderful as the school, the students, and my co-workers are, it is … Continue reading A Day All to Myself