Monthly Archives: January 2015

deep impact.

I read a line in a book today that had an impactful and possibly long lasting effect on me.  I finally picked up the book Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Lots of kids have been reading it, and have said … Continue reading

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oh, rats.

Well. You’ve been told already. We have mice in our apartment. Here’s the truth: these mice may be more than mice. These mice may be rats. Saturday night I put the mouse traps out. I lined those mouse traps with … Continue reading

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apartment hunting.

We have a mouse problem. And we have had a mouse problem for a long time. We are trying to get out of here. I feel like everything I touch is covered in mouse poop. It’s gross. We have attempted … Continue reading

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homemade noodle bowl.

All my cooking magazines say this is the year of broth. I am beyond ecstatic at this prediction. I love brothy soups and meals. And I am excited to make it my own in my own kitchen! Not too long … Continue reading

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resilience.

The last week and a half has been the hardest of my life. Moving to Illinois I knew would be a struggle. I planned that into my decision making when I was packing up my belongings. But I really just … Continue reading

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sleep soundly.

When I moved down to Illinois, there are some things I had to leave at home when I came down.  One of those things was my mattress.  When I moved to Madison and was living alone, I bought myself a … Continue reading

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the wait has come to an end.

The end of this week turned out to be a whirlwind.  Thursday, I was pulled from class after second hour, and told I wasn’t allowed to be in the classroom anymore.  The Regional Office of Education did a compliance visit … Continue reading

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