I Finally Caught the ‘Vid

Hard to believe since I’m triple vaccinated and wear my mask so much and avoid dining indoors in restaurants I contracted COVID but lo and behold I sure did. I’m pretty sure I got it from the Middle school where I volunteered to be a Proctor for 2 days in a row. What’s it like?Continue reading “I Finally Caught the ‘Vid”

Book Censorship

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you know that I am a former high school English teacher. I have also worked for public libraries off and on for many years. I worked for the Watauga Library System in NC and the Gwinnett County Library System in Georgia. I LOVEContinue reading “Book Censorship”

Science Olympiad

You all know what sport ball is. Someone you know plays basketball, baseball, football, soccer (which is really the real FOOTball), lacrosse, etc. But do you know anything about NERDball? Okay okay so that is not what it is called but I love jokingly calling my kiddo’s STEM competitions NERDball – makes me chuckle andContinue reading “Science Olympiad”

Snow, Again?

Wait a minute. Just wait a gosh darn minute. The weather forecast is showing snowy weather in my county AGAIN. This is unheard of. I live in a place where we get ONE show, dammit. Just ONE snow. The kids play in it and they stop complaining. I know it’s been a couple of dryContinue reading “Snow, Again?”

Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Ice Skating

Every year Raleigh hosts an outdoor skating rink to bring that holiday feeling to the city. Sure, it’s not a real pond like in South Korea, Canada, Vermont or any US state that can keep a frozen body of ice for weeks, but you see what they are going for. I was a speed skaterContinue reading “Ice Skating”

How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?

There are all sorts of mates. Tablemates, friends, roommates, housemates, dorm mates and for some that lifelong mate/spouse/partner. When I was young I could pretty much hang with just about anyone. As long as they were not “mean” I could coexist and not be bothered by much. When I really wanted to feel like myselfContinue reading “How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”