Beer, It Isn’t Just for Breakfast Anymore

Oh my holy hell, y’all, I have a stock tip for you.  Ibuprofen.  Yes, sales of ibuprofen are going to go through the roof within the next few months.  When I’m lying on the apartment floor after a run, Mr. Dingo thinks I’m practicing my visualization — you know, “seeing” myself completing the marathon, imagining […]

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When Bad Fashion Attacks

I so wish you could see what I see when I am out for my run. A few days ago I talked about the lady running in high heeled sneakers and lest you think I’m lying, I will take my camera with me on one of my “off” days when I’m walking. I did not […]

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Delete, Backspace, Repeat

When I return my students’ papers to them today via email, most of them will quickly scroll to the bottom of the screen to find their grade. What they won’t find are the comments and exclamations of disbelief that ricocheted around my apartment this week. They will see my suggestions on how to improve grammar, […]

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Ow! Ow! Ow!

You would think that, knowing about this yoga class for the past week, I would have made sure I had my yoga clothes ready. Was I wrong to assume that since I haven’t been to a yoga class since Paris Hilton was a virgin, I would have some clean, folded, and well-fitting yoga clothes just […]

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Finding My Chi

I am going to a yoga class this morning. I’ve been doing yoga off and on for the past several years — more off than on due to time constraints, but I love how regular practice makes me feel. I also love the non-competitiveness of yoga. A competitive person by nature, yoga is not a […]

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Ten Year Olds Inside

The other day, there was a situation. After lunch as the three teachers walked back to our classrooms, we noticed that one of our students sat in the hall. The hall monitor came up to Mrs. A and told her that the student poured his milk on another student in the cafeteria. Mrs. B went […]

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Brain Mold

You know how you have those weeks where you feel overwhelmed and behind all week and you never really get caught up? I’m having that week. Add to that one of the worst migraines that I’ve had in over a month. One where I had to go to bed at eight and I could actually […]

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Shocking News: Ten Year Olds Have No Common Sense

I should know by now that ten year olds usually don’t have much common sense, right? I’ve been a fifth grade teacher for 11 years. But for some reason today, it got to me. I took my homeroom class to the computer lab. I have 27 students. Four of my students were absent. Easy math […]

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WEDDING BEAUTY FAVOURITES

On my wedding day I was pretty fussy with what went on my face/body. There were three clear winners I must share, and they are: Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, MAC Ruby Woo and Make Up For Ever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream. Starting with Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. This […]

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SKIN KITCHEN

I am a skincare addict. As soon as the topic of skincare comes up I will talk until it’s no longer socially acceptable. When it comes to beauty, there’s nothing more important than the canvas you are working with. If your skin is healthy and happy, your makeup will apply and last a gazillion times […]

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