Sam is Two

Somehow (and I'm really still in denial about it all) this turned into this and now, this? On another note, I'm happy to report that I didn't spend Sam's second birthday crying into a Wendy's cheeseburger. However, all other emotions from his first birthday still stand. We had a great day. First up: birthday pancakes! [...]

Siding Decisions

John: Let’s head down to Amish country Saturday and pick out our siding. Me: Can we eat at the Amish buffet? Priorities. Fried chicken > siding Since we went on Easter weekend, there was a community Easter Egg Hunt going on at Gasthof  Amish Village where we went to eat. Sam loved all of the [...]

Bedroom Update (Stalemate)

Our bedroom is no more. John and I have moved into the guest room officially. I would like to say that it's going great, but here's the truth: I would rather sleep on a pile of jagged rocks in the Canadian wilderness than sleep on this mattress for one more night. It's so hard, I [...]

Life Lately

It's been a hot minute since I've posted. I blame Shakespeare. See, my classes have been reading Romeo and Juliet and I am so dang tired from sword fighting all day that my energy reserves have been running low. But the young lovers have finally killed themselves off for the final time this year so today [...]

Valentine’s Day: Shakespearean Insults, Sam gets too friendly, and we all eat chocolate

Happy Valentine's Day! My classes have started one of the most famous love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet, this week. Today, the quarterback of the football team came in to class early to share the love poem he wrote for his girlfriend with me. Yes, love is in the air. Of course, they haven't fully realized [...]

From My Kitchen: Italian Beef Subs (Made in the slow cooker)

  Happy Friday! I had a great week despite 100 students every day asking if I wanted to “Cash Them Outside.” How bow dah? (see video below if you don't spend 8 hours a day with teenagers and don't know what I'm talking about. Or, save your brain cells and keep scrolling...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNe8bDJda0A I’m going [...]