Monthly Archive: August, 2013

checking in on the stress

this week has been stressful, and i am certain that i’ll have a serious meltdown at some point in my first year of teaching – it’s a given, and i’m aware that everyone… Continue reading

humans can be amazing, and a BIG thank you

yesterday evening, driven by sheer panic over not having enough high-quality books for my classroom, I set up a project on DonorsChoose – a charity that lets teachers create projects that will help… Continue reading

life in photos

of course i have no links, because i’m the worst. i’m sorry. i love you. have a cookie! there are no cookies. i really…i just…i’m terrible. instagram is all glitchy so here are… Continue reading

a few (sleepy) thoughts on teaching

i have wrapped up five straight days of new teacher orientation. let me sum up the general schedule for each day: – NETWORKING. if i never hear this word again, it will be… Continue reading

running update: um, what was that??

last week, i fell off my training program a bit. life came up – my best friend’s wedding – and i made the decision to put my energy on her and her now-husband… Continue reading

back to life

i mean, this is basically a way-too-early-in-the-morning blog post (it was 5:40 when i started) – and so i beg forgiveness for anything that makes no sense. i’ve got to roll out of… Continue reading

photos of my family

a few snapshots of my little family in charlottesville

happy birthday to the best mom

(that’s my mom, by the way. your mom is probably very nice, but mine is the actual best)   here’s a list of some of the things i have learned from her 1.… Continue reading

link happy {week of august 5}

what is farro? i want to try this and find out. i went from finding her irritating to absolutely loving zooey deschanel, and it’s because she says things like this that i love… Continue reading

on the things that scare me

i mean, there are certain things that freak me out because they just spark some cavelady primal rage-fear. snakes? the silverfish that live in the walls and skitter across the living room carpet… Continue reading