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RinR: This Week in Thoughts and Things


So at work the other day, someone asked if they could use the space in my class to dry some things they were painting. "Of course," I said. I came back to find my floor covered with these, no explanation.... Continue Reading →

RinR: This Week with no Walls


You might have notice a flurry of photos frolicking afross my facebook dash last feek. It was "Week Without Walls" at my school, where someone who probably has never had to chaperone a field trip decided that Kinder-2nd graders should totally go on field trips for four consecutive days and then top it off with a sleepover at school.

RinR: The Week in Things


So guess what I saw? A crocodile. Two, actually. My boat driver knows that I like seeing capybaras, and will often drive me over to go look at the small herd of them on the little patch of lagoa where... Continue Reading →

In Response to: “An Open Letter to Bad Tippers”


I saw this article on HuffPo…and while I appreciate sarcasm and wanting to be a noble defense of what is indeed a thankless job in the service industry, I found myself a wee bit put off by the self-righteous and... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Win(e)d Up


We bought a cord of firewood - the load of a pickup truck. Roommate said last time it took him three years to get through the pile. He laughed when I said that I could get through it by the... Continue Reading →

Sundayness


You guys. I had a really good day today. And tomorrow is gonna be good, too. And then the next day as well. I have some news. We'll start with today. I woke up super refreshed, even before my alarm... Continue Reading →

I have an Interview! So I wrote a Poem.


Yay! Finally got an email for an interview. It's some marketing company, with a bit of a vague website, but there are pictures of beautiful people who look happy and successful on it, so I am excited. It's for a... Continue Reading →

TeacherDiaries: YOLO. You Only Latin Once. (The one where I leave my job)


I started my unexpected teaching career with nothing: I didn't know Latin, I'd never taught, never even been in a private school, wasn't affiliated with the church...In my interview, I literally told the principal "I don't know why you'd hire... Continue Reading →

TeacherDiaries: Is this real life? (293)


This is my fourth year of teaching junior high, and unfortunately I'm having one of those quarter-life crisis moments where you look at your job, calculate how much time you spend loving it minus the time you spend hating it,... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: I am the Students I Hate (284)


I finished my third year teaching junior high Friday! Yay! And because we wouldn't want the fun to stop there, I spent Saturday in a teaching seminar! Yay! (By "yay" I meant I was mostly daydreaming about margaritas and pool... Continue Reading →

Running. Vampire Geese. Yellow. A New Perspective.


I have a park near my house where I do a 3.5 mile loop most evenings, for almost two years now. I love Daylight Savings allowing me the sunlight to run even after work and volleyball. But sometimes I find... Continue Reading →

155 – Teacher Diaries: School is so cuuuuute….


Omg. School. Its back. Miss Weight is back. Rm 224 is open for crazy. Teaching makes time go reeeally quickly. Summer is never long enough, but there are always a few days sprinkled in when I can say "today is... Continue Reading →

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