Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 weeks done...

Watching a video about academic vocabulary while packing lunch. 
Six to go. Taking two master's classes in addition to teaching fills my schedule.

Yesterday I

  • skimmed an article on world views
  • wrote two discussion board posts
  • had a Skype conference with my professor for half an hour
  • washed a load of towels
  • cleaned the bathroom
  • washed the dishes
  • swept the kitchen floor
  • made hummus
  • stopped at my parents' house to print two papers
  • typed up lesson plans for the next day
  • taught four hours of classes
  • held individual conferences with ten students to discuss their midterm grades
  • interviewed a student about her educational background and literacy experiences
  • read and sent emails
  • stopped at Walmart on the way home for tissues, contact solution, rat poison, and other boring items
  • soaked my feet and went to bed

Monday, October 27, 2014


Photo credit: David Byler

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The days are getting shorter.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I am spending many hours hunkered down in front of my computer since I am in the second week of eight weeks of two masters classes. Because of class schedules, I am taking six credits between now and December. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple harvest

The fruit from my apple tree

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cookie house

Last year, I provided Julie with a virtual tour before she came home. This year I am just featuring the two rooms with the biggest changes.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014


Friday means Libby is coming home from college, and we are all excited.

Thursday, October 9, 2014