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    Monday, January 31st, 2011

    One Thousand Gifts

     I recently purchased Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. I was excited to receive it because the Bloom book club lead by Angie Smith is reading it this month. I love reading new books and hearing how different people interpret them. After opening it and reading a few pages, I wanted to stop. Voskamp’s  writes beautifully, but I [...]

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011

    Brooklyn Public Schools Closed 1/27/11

    Best 4 words ever heard.Mayor Bloomberg closed all NYC schools for a snow day 1/27/11Woohoooo

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011

    RIP Mr. T.

    The kids knew him as Mr. T.   When I was a young teacher at a brand new school, Mr. T. was one of the teachers who welcomed me.  He was a young teacher with a ’happy-go-lucky’ attitude and so full of life. I distinctly remember him coming into a room, telling a joke and everyone laughing [...]

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

    Kitchen Boss is a Hit!

    The Cake Boss, Buddy Valstro has another new show called Kitchen Boss.     I know everyone loves the Cake Boss show, except for me. The cakes look nice, but on the show they have shown the cakes being delivered in the box truck without a box or anything covering it. That’s just not unsanitary.Kitchen Boss [...]

    Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

    Furniture for Office/Hangout Room

    We have an office room. It’s kind of a office/hangout room.I’ve been delaying putting furniture in it because I am not quite sure about how the things are going to work together.The room is a soft shade of grey.Besides the PB Bedford Corner Desk, there is a plush cranberry reclining chair. Everyone wants to sit [...]

    Friday, January 21st, 2011

    Life ~ A New Baby

    Congratulations to my good friends Kathy and Mike on the birth of their first son,  Ryan Michael. They asked Lee and I to be his godparents. We are both godparents for friend’s children, but not the same children.The first time someone asked me to be a godmother, I was in college and 21 years old. I [...]

    Monday, January 17th, 2011

    Becoming a Pilot

    I have a long bucket list. The last item I checked off on my list was to purchase a home. Next up is getting a private pilot license. Lee enrolled me as a Christmas present. I was surprised he remembered that, but excited to embark on something new. I’m not scared of heights or of [...]

    Monday, January 17th, 2011

    Guns Aren’t the Problem

    Whenever the media reports a story in which someone is shot, immediately people blame gun laws (ex. Gabrielle Giffords being shot by Jared Lee Loughner). Yet, if people who believe guns kill people, must believe that pencils misspell words and cars drunk drive without people operating them. It’s not the guns, it’s the people who use them. Even if [...]

    Friday, January 14th, 2011

    Your Outlook

    It doesn’t matter what is going on in your life, your outlook on any situation is what matters.Good people will be good people regardless of any situation. One of my great classes saw me sad today. I was glad that one of them noted, “we’ve never seen you like this, usually you are really happy.” [...]

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    Snow Dance

    Dear coward – if you are reading a post from 2011 – you need to get a life and not be so obsessed with me. No one is reading this now but you!  LOL!! Tonight 1.1 Million NYC students are wishing for a lot of snow so school will be closed tomorrow. I’m helping them [...]

    Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

    Life….

    I understand death. That’s what I tell myself each time I lose someone. I understand the cycle of life and that death is a natural end. And I believe all the good stuff about going to a better place, yada, yada. And then I don’t understand death at all, especially not when it happens to [...]

    Monday, January 3rd, 2011

    Lucky Eleven

    Happy 2011! We rang in the new year with great friends and family.  I hope everyone feels happy and optimistic about the new year.  I often hear people say, “What’s so special about a new year?” It’s a time to give yourself a fresh start. Also I have to say that I love the number 11 [...]

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