Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Five: Back to School SUCCESS Tips

We are getting closer to school time so I thought I would share a few Back to School SUCCESS Tips.

  1. Get enough sleep.
  2. Eat breakfast.
  3. Read every chance you get.
  4. Manage online time.
  5. Take school serious, but have some fun.

What are some of your Back to School SUCCESS Tips?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Five: Five Reason I Don't Want to Go Back to School

The ads are back on television. The stores have huge displays.

It's that time again --Back to School!!!

A lot of you know, I'm a teacher (okay, no more hissing and booing). In three weeks I have to go back to school, and students where I teach at go back in four weeks.  I'm not ready to go back. It seems like summer just started and now August is almost here.

I don't want to go back to school because...

  1. I like sleeping late.
  2. I can stay up late any night I want to during the summer.
  3. I can watch daytime television.
  4. I don't have to worry about grading papers.
  5. I can write all day long during the summer!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Choices are everywhere.

We make them all the time, and for the most part, we probably don't even realize we are making choices.

But the choices we make define who we are and create the structure of who we are to become.

If we chose the easy route, we create a structure toward that and eventually we become a person who takes the easy way out on everything, and we wonder why we have nothing to show for our troubles.

Don't let your choices define you. Make choices that define who you want to be.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Happy One Year Anniversary--Sorry, It's Kinda Late

It just dawned on me, but as of July, I've been a published author for a year and my blog is one year old.


Neither date was written down on my calendar, so I didn't remember. The running joke is, if it's not written on my calendar, it doesn't happen. Between writing, blogging, family stuff, and all the extra school stuff I do during the school year, I have to have a calendar to keep up with it all.

I use a spiral notebook type of calendar. I love technology, but i hate the calendar on my cell phone. it drives me crazy trying to put in a simple entry.

We all have our bet peeves, and right now electronic calendars are one of mine.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Five: Chores I Hate

Let's face it. We all have things we don't like to do. One of the biggest gripes I hear is about chores. Honestly, I hate doing chores, but often no one else will do them, so I get stuck with the job.

So here are the five chores I really hate doing.

  1. Unloading dishwasher
  2. Cleaning the shower
  3. Taking out the trash
  4. Vacuuming
  5. Dusting
What chores do you hate doing?