Posted in Photo challenge, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

Last Hurrah… for WordPress Photo Challenge

Please take a moment to visit the challenge page today. Enjoy the challenge authors favorite photos and take a moment to share your favorite from the years of weekly photo challenges.

I will miss the weekly inspiration very much.


Humm which of my posts/photos is my favorite? The post that had the most visitors/likes was titled Focus


I am still pleased with how that photo turned out but I think my favorite is…. one titled Scale or maybe my favorite is… a Wish. How do I pick?

“So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.”

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

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Posted in Grateful for

Grateful for time with friends.

be happy it happenedThis past week “our” store closed. Our store is one of over a hundred that is closing. What you don’t read in the media is how we took being a team to heart. We consider ourselves family. A job is a job but the people you work with can make it special.

I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to get to know these people. I truly enjoyed my time with them.

I loved hearing snippets of their life. New grandbabies, the next exam, kids birthday Friends say good byesurprises, joys of sporting events, trials of juggling schedules, fun dates and omg dates, the just turned 19 stories and the day to day stories.

Farewell my friends. I wish you all the best. I’m grateful for what you added to my life.

Posted in Monday Musings, pondering

Monday Musings…Say good-bye.

My son’s teacher is leaving the school this year for a job in a school closer to her home.  She’s an amazing person. She truly loves kids and loves learning.  She’s a young Ms Frizzle ~ “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” {Magic School Bus ~ book series / t.v. show}

Over her years at our school, she’s been ‘our’ teacher for 5 of the 12 years. (teaching either my son or daughter) but it’s not just how she inspires the kids in her class but what she gives of herself to the whole school.  She’s very much a leader in our school. Taking on school activities (track and field, talent show, sport teams), for example.

Her laughter, her drive and her spirit will be greatly missed.

I tell you all this because today I’m pondering… How do I help my son say good-bye?