Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rethinking Priorities

I've been struggling to find the words for this post. If you've followed my blog you've realized that I haven't been actively blogging in a very long time. Over the last few years we have dealt with some major health issues in my family. Thankfully God has been good. Health has been restored and I now have the time to return to a my blog.

Over the last year I really struggled with my priorities. I realized that work was squeezing out everything else. My time and energy went to school first. My students deserved no less than my best, but I also found that by the end of the day I didn't have as much time and energy left for my family. So, I made the decision to leave teaching, focus on my family, and get back to blogging and focus on working from home.

My oldest daughter wanted to be able to spend more time with me. My husband, my daughter, and I spent a lot of time talking about what to do with her since she had been commuting to the school where I taught with me. We thought about sending her to our neighborhood school, but ultimately we decided to try homeschooling. So far it's been a blast.

So, there it is. That's what's been going on and why I've been MIA for what seems like forever. I will be posting again soon and sharing some of the activities that I've been doing with my girls.

Friday, January 31, 2014


Man, it has been ages since I have posted! Although I love blogging and have really missed it, I have had to take some time off of it. My adorable daughters and work have kept me crazy busy this year. One of my major goals this year is to get back into the swing of things and blog regularly again, so stay tuned because I am back.

As anyone who has seen the news lately knows Georgia was hit hard with snow this week. A forecast for snow here usually means someone somewhere in the area might see a snowflake or two fall before the day is through. Maybe. Not this time. Nope.

We got a whopping 3 inches. I know that doesn't sound like much to those of you up North, but the temps were above freezing when it started so the first part melted on the road. Since the roads weren't treated and the temperature was rapidly dropping the roads turned into ice sheets topped with about 2 inches of snow. It's hilly here and most of our roads wind. So, needless to say the roads were less than pleasant. My 20 minute commute turned into 3 hours and I was one of the lucky ones who was able to get home with my kids. Once we were home the snow was a lot more fun. Check out my oldest. She's loving it!

These 3 inches caused a half day on Tuesday and snow days for the rest of the week. What is it like where you live? What does it take to have a snow day at your school? Leave a comment and let me know.