What to do for a severe case of Yellow Bus Fever

Ok, tell the truth – we’ve all done it: hyped of a case of the sickies to get out of some unpleasant task. I got so proficient at it as a kid that my mom finally created an entire name for the illness which befell me most mornings only to miraculously disappear as soon asContinue reading “What to do for a severe case of Yellow Bus Fever”

Why isn’t there a special program at APS for those who have deficient room-cleaning skills?

You know that massive packet of paperwork for school registration that you get about this time every year – the ones where you have to provide your name, address, relationship to your child, who their doctor is, and who can pick them up on endless sheets of paper? Well every year the nurse at myContinue reading “Why isn’t there a special program at APS for those who have deficient room-cleaning skills?”

A shiny quarter, a stack of Grit magazines, and a cranky old lady

When I told my mom that I wanted a job, she never laughed at me and told me what a silly idea it was for an eight-year-old girl. Instead, she opened the world of newspapers to me by suggesting that I sell Grit Magazine door to door in our small neighborhood which was then onContinue reading “A shiny quarter, a stack of Grit magazines, and a cranky old lady”

Ten Things I Learned This Week

Some weeks, I seem to learn more life lessons than others. I’d love to hear the ones you learned during your past week as well. 1. The wedding of two deaf people is a quiet but happy affair. 2. Good energy and optimism are infectious. So is a bad attitude. 3. Sometimes cheaters win, butContinue reading “Ten Things I Learned This Week”