Positive Nesting

I blinked this morning. In the millisecond it took my upper lashes to meet my lower lashes, summer ended. Usually, I bemoan this. Three months is never enough time to recuperate from the school year, from the millions of questions asked by dozens of students, from the endless meetings, from the piles of essays, or from the […]

Simple Snack

Sometimes the simplest of snacks can hit the spot and leave you feeling like you made a healthy choice that is also satisfying. Boil water on stove in a medium pot.  Once the pot reaches a rolling boil, toss in the edamame (fresh or frozen in shells) for approx 3-4 minutes or once they float […]


With only two weeks left until the start of school how does a teacher spend her day?  By visiting with fellow teachers of course! With David away visiting his family, I have been feeling lonely.  A good friend once said that some people are “empaths” and as such they crave the presence of others.  These […]

Slowly Summer

August is my favorite month of summer. After two months of vacation, I have finally settled into (and accepted) what it means to be on summer vacation.  No longer restless for a routine and something to do with the day and no longer bored by the many unfilled hours that had me either pacing the […]

Summer Berry Trifle

Berries are nature’s summer candy. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries stock my refrigerator with their tasty healthiness. When we moved into our home, we were told by our neighbor that we were the new owners of a blueberry bush.  Unfortunately, our berries were poached by the local crows before I could even enjoy one harvest. […]

Vegan Banana Bread

What does one do with three over-ripened bananas? That was my dilemma the other evening. As I pulled the speckled peel down, I contemplated eating the three of them for dinner.  But, bananas for dinner didn’t seem to quite hit the spot.  I searched my refrigerator for an assortment of ingredients and chose to bake vegan banana […]


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