Doing Great Things

(photo by Big D) I grew up wanting to do great things.  Why not?  If you put your mind to it and work hard, you can do anything.  At least that was the message that I heard from teachers, TV shows, biographies, and advertisements such like the Nike ad, “Just do it.”  Graduation speeches were about reaching for the stars and making a difference.   […]

Lessons Learned in July (2016 edition)

July has gone by fast.  It has been a good month full of walks along the beach, playing Bananagrams with Big D, and getting my classroom ready for school to start.   Each day West Africa is feeling more and more like home.  It helps that our shipment came at the beginning of the month so I have my cozy blankets […]

3-2-1 Rereads, Adventure, and Nonfiction…

Our family has been reading a lot this month.   It is rainy season so what better way to relax then to read and listen to the rain coming down on our roof.   Big D has been rereading all of his favorite series and trying out a few new books in different series that he likes.  My husband has been reading […]

Chocolate Chip Musing

How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  What is it worth to you?  Well, l I guess that would depend.  Can you get the chocolate chips cheaper somewhere else?  Can you even find them somewhere else? Do you even like chocolate chips?  Do you need them in the near future for dessert you are baking?  Living […]

What I Learned in June (2016 edition)

I really needed this slow month.  Truthfully I probably read too many books this month.  On the other hand, I didn’t really have a lot that I had to do besides getting to know people on our new team. It has been a blessing to have time to rest and regroup.  I don’t think I realized how exhausted I was […]