There was another school shooting yesterday. I don't have the statistics as they stand as of today, and you can certainly find them easily enough if you look. One is one too many as far as I'm concerned, and we surpassed that number years ago. I was brought to my knees watching the Columbine news … Continue reading Again
When I was younger, I was a night owl. I loved staying up until 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning and then sleeping until noon. As I've gotten older, however, I've learned to enjoy going to bed and waking earlier. So much so that I'm up at 5:00 a.m. on a Saturday. This morning, the … Continue reading 5:00 a.m.
Colors of sunset Fallen from the maple tree Basking in sunlight
I get excited about a lot of things, but at the moment, I think I’m most excited about finishing the year (decade!) strong. I’ve never been much of a New Year’s resolution person, and as someone who is a lifelong learner and educator, I tend to equate September with fresh starts. This year, I was … Continue reading Are You Excited? I’m Excited!
Today's challenge prompt was to publish a recipe I like. At this time of year, chili is a welcome warmer, so I thought I'd share this recipe my mom makes and passed on to me (versus using one of the many I've enjoyed from Pinterest). It's super easy and really good! This makes a pretty … Continue reading Easy Chili Recipe
Ah, pet peeves… Those pesky little things you notice or others do that get under your skin enough to be annoying but not enough to call people out or end relationships over. I probably have more than four, but I’ve only been asked to write about four, and these are the first four that popped … Continue reading Stop Petting My Peeves
Dear 2014 Kristi, I’m writing to you from five years in the future, and there are some important things you need to know. The pain you’re in won’t last forever. The dark thoughts you’re having are understandable considering what he’s been doing, but I am here to tell you that you’re going to … Continue reading Letter to Myself Five Years Ago
This is a 15 minute “free write,” so who knows what’s going to come up. I don’t even know if I’ll use this once I finish… It’s Halloween, and my son is home sick from school. His dad brought him home this morning (it was his overnight last night), and when they got here, his … Continue reading Halloween Free Write
I let my blog take a (very) backseat in my life the past month, and I don't like it. Writing has always been cathartic for me, and I haven't done any over the past couple of months or so. Why? Well, lemme tell ya. I've been working as much as I can as a substitute … Continue reading Where Ya Been?
Turning 50 was a quiet big deal for me. Quiet in that I didn’t celebrate in any elaborate way, and big in that it’s brought with it a half century of growth, realization, and humility. I recently read a list about 50 things a woman over 50 should have, and I thought I’d write my … Continue reading 50/50