Special Celebrations

sorry it's been awhile!  been very busy and ill... This past week I have been choked up several times at the support that the various organizations in our small-ish town give other groups.  This is especially true, since I know that everyone is super-crazed with the end of school/season events.  Here are a couple examples, …

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Why Bother?

First weeks back to school are a juggling time, with all the outside activities starting, the missing school supplies, tryouts, and open houses.  Everyone I know is busy, just learning their new schedules.  We re-districted our school this summer, so there were many new faces at the elementary school open house this week.  Familiar faces, …

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My First Day of School, or Too Many Mental Questions

My three kids and I all started school on Tuesday.  I now better remember their nervousness on the first day.  Can I find the classroom?  How crowded will the parking lot be (or how late will the bus be?) I am taking a for-credit digital photography class at College of Lake County, my local community …

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Sayanora Summer

While there may technically be 25 days left in summer, for millions of American families the summer is technically, officially Over.  School starts today.  For us and many of my friends, it feels like summer really ends in early August, when schedules begin again, and we start prepping for school.  Football practice--5 days a week for …

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