Showing posts from June, 2014

Writing it all down

I haven't been inspired to blog about anything lately, so I decided to break my blogger's block by writing about why I write!  I know some people may think blogging is lame, or so I've been told because nobody is going to say it to my face, but I really don't care. I think people often assume they hate reading and writing because throughout our entire educational careers we are forced to read and write about things we don't have interest in reading and writing about.  Just because you weren't great at writing essays doesn't mean you aren't a good writer. When I am mad, sad, frustrated, or upset in anyway, I like to write it down.  I know I can't be the only person who does this.  There is something therapeutic about taking it out of my head and putting it down on a piece of paper.  I keep a notebook on my nightstand for this very reason.  If I can't sleep because my mind is racing, I start writing.  Sometimes it's a letter, sometimes its a

So long, Farewall, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

  To say this has been a good year for my dad would be THE understatement.  After 35 years of teaching and coaching, it all comes to a bittersweet end this week.  Can you believe it took him this long to get out of an elementary school? (Bad joke! haha) I have to say, all of the parents and people in our community really spoiled him throughout the year! Thank you!  I'm sure Helen won't have any problem bringing him back to reality with a nice, long honey-do list! ;)     I really wonder what my dad will end up doing with his new freedom.  People keep telling me that they think he will become a referee or volunteer at games because "he just can't stay away from it."  I don't see that happening, but they do have a point.  He has been involved with GWMS athletics for so long that it will be different to go through the fall without hearing about the Blue Devils!  In fact, my birthday is October 10th, which happens to be right-smack-dab in the middle of fo

Embrace the Crunch

I've been on a Netflix documentary kick.  Sometimes I think Matt gets a little creeped out by my watching documentaries like Russia's Toughest Prisons and Auschwitz:  Inside the Nazi State.  I can't help it! I just think things like that are extremely interesting! I think he probably sleeps better now knowing that I have moved on to watching some food documentaries, and while some parts are hard to watch, they are really eye opening!  If you have access to any of these documentaries, I suggest watching some or all of the following: Food, Inc., Forks over Knives, Vegucated, Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead, and several others I haven't gotten to yet!. I like to tease some of my friends about being crunchy, but after watching these documentaries, I really think they're onto something!  I don't know a lot about being crunchy, but I want to learn more and share!  SO, to write this blog, I enlisted the help of some of my crunchiest friends, Megan Hannah, Sarah Brown, a