Saturday, September 23, 2017

Big Little Moments - Cleaning My Boots



For a person who is "particular" about many things, and who can be just a tad bit OCD at times, I'm not one who regularly gets my car washed or cleans my shoes...


Friday, September 22, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Big Little Moments - Memory Gems

That's me on the left - Holy Childhood High School (late 1980's)




After the battle, the reward.

My father-in-law (FIL) calls them memory gems. They are the lines you heard in school. Little nuggets of wisdom you learned when you were too young, only they didn't quite make sense, until now, in adulthood. Memory gems...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Big Little Moments - The Mini Cooper



When I was in high school, in Jamaica, my parents drove a teeny, tiny, bright yellow, Mini Cooper. At the time, I was really embarrassed to climb out (literally!) of that thing. These days, though, I have a new appreciation for my past and childhood...


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It's Not Personal


Sometimes I wish I could capture and bottle the feelings I have during the first few months of school. I'm super happy, patient and optimistic about the school year. That's how I'm feeling these days. I'm able to deal with negative behaviors quickly, some small things I may even choose to ignore, and I focus on the positives and keep things moving. But inevitably, during the course of the year, when kids and teachers get a bit weary, emotions can get the best of us...


Monday, September 4, 2017

Book Study for Two


The BFSF and I are doing a book study. She lives all the way in New Jersey, so we're doing this by phone.  We haven't been talking a lot lately because life gets in the way, so when she discovered I was reading this book (she had read it before and wanted to revisit it), we decided to do it together...


Friday, August 25, 2017

Like a Rock Star



"Mrs. Cooke!!! Mrs. Cooke!!! Mrs. Cooke!!!"

There's no better greeting than when you run into your former students...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Day One. Without Kids.



Gwinnett county teachers returned to school today, bright and early, after having two glorious months off from work.  A week before kids come back, teachers come together to plan...or rather...attend meeting after meeting.  Don't believe me? Here's exactly how this first day went...