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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday's Slice of Life - My Morning Comfort

I was luck enough to find and fall head over heels in love with chai. Big Train's no sugar added vanilla chai is my favorite. I try to limit my self to one or two a week though because I really don't need all those calories. This week I have no restraint. So far I have had a chai every morning. Monday, because it was Monday and today because I couldn't stand the thought of walking out the door without my morning comfort. So sitting here now thinking ahead to an already full Wednesday, I know I will get up, head straight for my fantastic electric tea pot and my stash of vanilla chai to start my day on a delicious and positive note. May it comfort me until I can head home and enjoy some of the other comforts that being at home allows.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pepper Forever

My second post ever and I can already feel the pressure. I can't believe I am challenging myself to write everyday in the month of March. A slice of life...

My dog Pepper has been my constant companion for 15 years now. This summer I was shocked to learn she was getting old. It completely blew me away to know that forever isn't as long as I thought. Her eye sight is declining as well as her hearing. She sits and walks more gingerly than ever before. Its sad to see and realize that after spending exactly half of my life with her that she would not be with me forever.
This morning I woke as always and went to the kitchen to let Pepper out. She was in a playful mood. She was jumping, barking, and wagging her tail so excited to see me. It was if she was still in her prime and ready to conquer the great outdoors. I hated to leave her and head to work.
When I returned home she was back to the older and slightly slower Pepper I have become used to these past few months. She slowly walked to the door to greet me waging her tail ever so slowly. I greeted her as always, asking her if she missed me and was a good girl while I was gone. She curled up with her head at my feet after dinner, groaning the whole way down. As I looked down at her I realized that even if I can't have her forever, she will forever be in my heart.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

First Babble

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,but Babbling is ever a folly.
Benjamin Franklin

I fear that Benjamin Franklin is right.  Babbling is a folly.  Sadly, I was challenged to babble on daily (blog style) for the entire month of March.  I rarely turn down a challenge.  So here I am creating and sharing my babbling thoughts for the world to read, if they so choose.  I am afraid I am a terrible writer and even more horrid speller but if I am going to make my students try, try, and try again I should in the very least be willing to put myself out there and try.