Saturday, May 20, 2017


Thursday was our last day of school!
Friday we worked in our rooms. Lots of decluttering.
Lunch out with friends.
Track practice.
Came home and finished this:
King's Hiway from The Quiltmaker's Gift.
While sewing on the binding
broke a needle, bent a needle, the thread started shredding
had to walk away from it.
 broke another one,
 then finally put a needle in that worked perfectly!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


End of the school year,
Twelve days to go!
things fall by the wayside...
mostly sewing and blogging.
Apparently it happens every year around this time :)
I haven't posted on May 2 since 2011
I sewed some that day too.
Decided I'm gonna do both this evening!

After a warm, summer-ish weekend, it's cool and windy this week.
Made Beef Noodle soup and Red Lobster biscuits last night,
warmed some up this evening with biscuits and Amish Christmas jelly.

 Testing week at school. 
First-grade has it easy.
I made the mistake of telling an upper-grade teacher friend
that we'd had a fun day.
Big mistake.
They are stressed.
Hope your week is going well!

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Started out like gangbusters
made a habit tracker
tried to leave an encouraging comment
on each of my welcome wagon slicer's posts
then I got sick :( and I never get sick
then jury duty
which lasted over a week
still had lesson plans to write
and stuff to arrange for each day
find after-school care for Colton
So thankful for family and friends that step up to help.
Jury Duty makes you tired in a weird way.
too much thinking and sitting
too much fast food
Our judge was my former husband's attorney in our divorce.
Our courtroom is small
the jury sits five feet away from the plaintiffs
met some nice people
caught up with a friend from college
but I'm so thankful for this weekend.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Last Wednesday, I didn't feel like stopping at Walmart after picking Colton up at his daddy's house. Weird. I love Walmart.
That night, I could NOT get warm. Had to convince myself it would take less than a minute to get an Ibuprofen and be back under the covers.
Thursday, dragged through school.
Friday, dragged through school even worse.
Saturday, laid around.
Sunday, laid around.
Monday, dragged through school but started perking up.
Tuesday, little better but not great.
Wednesday, little better, still not great.
Today, jury duty! Imagine being thankful for jury duty. I get to speak to grown-ups during the day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


We had an excellent Teacher Academy today. 
After school, no less. 
Tossed some balloons around, 
lined up according to our years of experience- kind of bittersweet- 
and according to our favorite time of the day. Playtime!

Please watch this wonderful video when you get a chance. I'm gonna check it out again soon.

2016 Weekly menus, the difference between want and went
No March 8, 2015 Slice
2014 Embarrassing Walmart story
2013 Our Writer's Workshop routine

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


No March 6 Slice in 2017, 2016 or 2015
(Try again next year)
Links to 2014 Using this favorite format with a twist!
and 2013 Yet another snow day

Yesterday, I got an email that our Book Study homework is due Wednesday.
Today, I'm reading two chapters of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Yesterday, I walked over 9,000 steps,
Today, I walked over 12,000.

Yesterday, I ate zero veggies.
Today, I ate two veggies.

Yesterday, I had my feelings hurt by an unnecessary comment. I wondered if I was being overly sensitive, maybe it was just teasing. I also wondered if the person is kind of a jerk with an occasional mean streak. I reminded said person that I always try to build up and encourage them, but seriously considered all evening if I need this person in my life on a regular basis.
Today, he apologized on his own, out of the blue. Sincerely. I thanked him but still feel a little leery.

No March 7 2016 Slice but... 2015 Still snowed in
2014 A snowy/Spring outdoor recess
2013 Planning to use this again this week.

Sunday, March 5, 2017


What a fun, relaxing Sunday...
church, World of Wheels Car Show, hamburger and onion rings at Fat Patty's, snuggling and laundry. Ready to face the week!
Link to previous Slices 
2016 Three-day weekend
2015 Sewing
2014 Sewing
2013 Sewing

Saturday, March 4, 2017


     Still stitching away on King's Highway. It's like a puzzle- sew a seam, iron, make sure to lay it back down in the correct spot, going the right direction so the pinks and oranges match up. I had just enough strip-pieced nine-patches to add another vertical row.
Any exciting Saturday plans?

Links to previous Slices: 2016, 2015, 2014 All snow days!
2013 A lot like today. Such a creature of habit.

Friday, March 3, 2017


Reasons to be happy today or Why I love Friday...
1. Tomorrow is Saturday
2. Fourth grade was having a reward movie so while the popcorn machine was running our aides volunteered to pop popcorn for us too!
3. Spelling test and take home packets were the only urgent things to finish today.
4. Friends made a Taco Bar lunch- a fundraiser for their summer mission trip.
5. Visited with other friends while I ate this lunch.
6. Indoor recess did not get too crazy loud.
7. Ordered Papa John's for dinner, all I had to make was fresh iced tea
8. Already sewed a little
9. Got over 11,000 steps 
Why are you happy today?

 2016 Slice visiting Frankfort, KY 
2015 Pancake Day at IHOP- must be a floating holiday, this year it's Mar 7
2014 21 Snow days??
2013 Signs of Spring

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Each special Guest Reader autographed our chart after reading aloud today.
Before Writer's Workshop, we tried to remember their book titles
then went to work journaling our sentences.

Here's my favorite page from today:
Did you celebrate anything fun?

Did not Slice last year on March 2. Missed the second day??
Link to 2015 She still hugs me every morning