Category Archives: Random

Carrot Cake, Anyone?


So I’m leading this Acts of Kindness group at my church, and in an effort to find a different kind of act of kindness, I discovered that today is National Carrot Cake Day. Well, who knew such a day existed? … Continue reading

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Thank a Teacher


I have been exhorting people all day to thank a teacher, and as a result I decided I should thank a few of my own. After all, much of what they taught me shaped my teaching in my classroom. My … Continue reading

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Adventures in Geocaching: HMGT #14 Dils Cemetery aka McCoy Gravesite


Dils Cemetery is our stop in this installment of the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail Adventure. McCoy Gravesite Sign See our white van way down there? I had read about the uphill, mountainous hikes to the graves; I was a bit concerned. … Continue reading

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Disappearing Skills: Maps


In one of my classes with my international students today, I was telling them about the dream trip DH & I took in 1999 to Yellowstone National Park. In the course of the conversation, they wanted to know how we … Continue reading

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Fake Spring Break


Today is the first day of Spring Break. It’s been spitting snow all day. It was 38 degrees. The wind chill was 28 degrees. In Alabama. I had to get our taxes done. We have to get a new AC/Heating … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Little Very Important Things This Christmas


We celebrated Christmas on December 16th this year due to a variety of reasons. It was wonderful for many different reasons including no pressure for anyone to have to be celebrating with anyone else on that particular day. You know … Continue reading

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What Men Know That Women Don’t


Sometimes the difference between men and women becomes crystal clear to me. DH and I helped out friends today by blowing the leaves off their driveway, walkways, and patio. The leaf blower ran out of gas, and instead of just … Continue reading

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