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"Mrs. L!"

We were walking around a local university today, after going to see a super cool planetarium show starring Big Bird and Elmo, when I heard my name. Not my real name—my teacher name. A former student was eating lunch when she saw me. So, while yelling my name she ran up and gave me a huge hug.

Neither of us were expecting each other and that made it extra awesome.

Short Girl Problems

It doesn’t matter how old I get I always feel like a child at concerts.

Some things are fleeting.
A look of understanding.
A great class discussion.
A wave from a former student in the hallway.
Sidewalk chalk.

All of these things were important in my day, but it is about to rain and I don’t want to forget what a flower looked like to my daughter when she was three years old.

Some things are fleeting.
A look of understanding.
A great class discussion.
A wave from a former student in the hallway.
Sidewalk chalk.

All of these things were important in my day, but it is about to rain and I don’t want to forget what a flower looked like to my daughter when she was three years old.

This is a visual that was created in 45 minutes for a presentation on the Salem Witch Trials.  I don’t know whether I should be impressed or disturbed.
Both?

This is a visual that was created in 45 minutes for a presentation on the Salem Witch Trials.  I don’t know whether I should be impressed or disturbed.

Both?

This student is a senior in high school.  She is smart, ambitious, and silly.  Her personality demands to be noticed, but she should not have to deal with harassment—no woman should.

Welcome Fall

Self-brewed Teavana Pumpkin Creme Brûlée Oolong, pumpkin biscotti from the farmer’s market, and insect sounds filling the house from the open windows.

These brown paper towels.
There are so many things that we deal with on a daily basis as teachers, but these just make me sad.  

These brown paper towels.

There are so many things that we deal with on a daily basis as teachers, but these just make me sad.  

That is last year’s school picture. It is not the most fancy before-and-after pic, but you get the idea.

That is last year’s school picture. It is not the most fancy before-and-after pic, but you get the idea.

These are the faces of two little girls who were allowed to climb to the top of a “mountain” by themselves.

These are the faces of two little girls who were allowed to climb to the top of a “mountain” by themselves.

It has been a long week, but here are two things that make Friday awesome:

1. New, fall nail color!

2. My husband extinctfeathers picked up this flick on his way home from work as a thank you for taking care of things while he was super sick this week. I crazy excited to finally watch it.

It has been a long week, but here are two things that make Friday awesome:

1. New, fall nail color!

2. My husband extinctfeathers picked up this flick on his way home from work as a thank you for taking care of things while he was super sick this week. I crazy excited to finally watch it.