teaching

The most tragic moment of my teaching career

The original post I wrote about this tragedy.

June 2009 – Two events occurred in my teaching career. One event made me proud while the other broke my heart into a million pieces.

One of my students from my first 3 years of my teaching career was selected by the University of Louisville to play on their football team. I was extremely proud.

A week later, I received news that would forever change my life.

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Lansing, Michigan – Part 5 – Strange Matter Coffee and Potter Park Zoo

Lansing Michigan – Part 4

During the middle of the night, it rained. Stormed actually. We were fortunate we didn’t chose to go to Grand Rapids because the storms were much worse. (Hubby wanted to go to the zoo in Grand Rapids because it was bigger.)

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photographs, Recipes, travel, Writing Workshop

An Unbelievable Night

Three years ago, the boys and I had the same spring break which is unbelievable. When Hubby realized we all had the same spring break, he decided it was a perfect time to go on a family vacation. Where did he decide to take us? How about Niagara Falls during the last week of March.

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books

Valentine’s Day: Week 2 – Cupid

Cupid refers to a cozy mystery that has to do with the paranormal.

Defending the Dead (Relatively Dead, #3)

Defending the Dead by Sheila Connolly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


In this installment of the Relatively Dead series, Abby has moved in with Ned. Since she lost her job at the museum, she has more time on her hands. She decides to see if any of her relatives were part of the Salem Witch trials in 1692 and 1693.

Meanwhile she has to mend a broken relationship with Lindsey, the curator at the museum. Will she allow her to spend time with Elle, Lindsey’s daughter? Oh, did I mention Elle has the same abilities to see ghosts of people from the past?

My Review: I enjoyed the historical aspect of the story. I was a little confused with the whole moving in with Ned and Elle but that was because I had only listened to part of the previous story. In order to get the whole picture, you need to read the stories in order. They build upon each other.



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Have a magical day,
Traci

books

Valentine’s Day Bingo – Free Space

Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #2)

Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Another great book by Amanda Flower.

There is an Amish candy competition going on in Harvest, Ohio. One of the contenders is found dead. Meanwhile Aiden Brody’s mother’s pet pig, Jethro, is missing. Could there be a connection between the death and the missing pig?

Bailey is an Englishwoman competing in the Amish candy competition which is upsetting to some of the Amish. In the meantime, she is also investigating the death of the contender. Can she discover who the killer is before she herself is killed.





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Have a magical day,
Traci

menu plan monday, Menu planning

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 25, 2019

We’ve had many different anniversaries recently. Four years ago, the Imaginative One crossed over into Boy Scouts and then had his first meeting. Two years ago today, the Wee One crossed over to Boy Scouts.

A year ago yesterday, I had my gallbladder surgery.

Last Friday would have been my grandma’s 91st birthday.

On to the menu for the week:

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books

Valentine’s Day Bingo – Week 1 – Secret Admirer

I’ve been doing a cozy mystery bingo off and on for the past 3 years.

So what is it? Goodreads has different groups you can join. One of which is the cozy mystery bingo. If you decide to join a bingo, you are assigned a group. Each week, you are given a topic to read about. It is up to you to find a book that fits the topic.

This round of bingo is related to Valentine’s Day.

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Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 19, 2019

First of all, the Wee One declared today that he is no longer the Wee One. He renamed himself Big Boy. Since the fall, he has gone up 2 jean sizes. He’s finally getting taller which is making him so happy!

On to the menu for the week:

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