Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fish eyes

Somehow I overlooked this photo yesterday.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pike Place Market

I attended the TESOL Convention in Seattle, Washington with four of my colleagues and around 6,500 other ESL/EFL educators from around the globe. It was an exhausting time of traveling, attending sessions, presenting ("Taking the Pain Out of Assessment: Specifications Grading") and networking. But, we planned an extra day at the end of our trip and on Saturday morning three of us explored the Pike Place Market, which opened in 1907 and is one of the most famous attractions in Seattle.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

China King

My mom has become friends with the couple who run the China King in St. Louis. Last Friday night we all gathered in the tiny restaurant to sample plates of sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, Hunan chicken and other dishes.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Poems, flash fiction, essays

I volunteered to rate high school fine arts writing entries in a competition.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Betsy's shower

Identifying candy bars melted in diapers.
Inspirational messages on diapers.
Betsy's sister-in-law created this cake.
Josh's mom and sisters threw a baby shower for Betsy a couple of weeks ago. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017


Wind gusts of 60mph knocked down power lines, uprooted trees, and rattled my office windows on Wednesday.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


 Libby started trays of seedlings and entrusted the pansies and alyssum to my care since they require lower growing temperatures than her other seeds. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


 Painting the living room walls required everything to be moved into the middle of the room.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017


 My potted herbs are tired of being inside. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017