The English Teacher’s Halloween

How should an English teacher dress for Halloween? A Part of Speech of course!
The best one is the “connector!” Sure! It has such a vital role, yet unappreciated. Now, the noun and verb are the main parts of a sentence, but how about the conjunction? More importantly, the coordinating conjunction? It fills the relational role of bringing clauses and phrases together!

What are the cc’s? FANBOYS!
for and nor but or yet so



Impossible to Price

For Halloween, we were stumped what to do for Taters. She does not care for head gear and putting a costume on her gave me a stomach ache. Putting her clothes on in the morning alone is an unwelcome endeavor. So… mom sewed a “Priceless” patch on her onesie and VOILA! This is perfect. This one word communicates so much. 🙂


Day Three of the KAOS!

IMG_3383 IMG_3381It’s getting less chaotic as we settle into this new routine. Our refrigerator and microwave sit in our dining room, and leaves about one foot by one foot of counter space. Putting ANYTHING on the dining room table is taboo, so, food is made in “piecemeal” parts. I’m learning to use more shaker bottles for my shakes, store-bought hard boiled eggs and hummus, and of course tons of fruit and veggies. The dishes go in a yellow bucket and get carried off to the shower for a spray and soap-down. Climbing over various boxes and crates is the challenge, especially when holding Tatum. 
The kitchen now is completely gutted and ready to be…..Lord only knows!?IMG_3391 IMG_3390 IMG_3389One day at a time…my mantra. We have food, shelter and family. The chaos is purely in the mind of the beholder. 🙂

Happy 11 MONTHS!

Morning Tatum! We started on a walk with Coti and to greet the beautiful sunny morning of about 65 degrees. IMG_3349 IMG_3353

Then, it was time to head to school!

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She first had to play a bit and climb on Mommy. IMG_3368

And of course, give Grandma some love and kisses!IMG_3372

She is almost one year old!!! YEAH TATERS!!!



Tatum, may angels surround your day and you be filled with strength and love. May you know how much you are loved by God who is your TRUE DADDY. His arms will embrace you today and keep you high and lifted up.

May I be filled with wisdom! Raising Tatum successfully requires lots of patience, love and HELP! Often, I just go with it and remember to just love her through the tears, tantrums and trials. Thank you, God, for giving me this beautiful bundle of love. What did I do to deserve this? I will be forever grateful. GR8FL.

Day ONE!

This is going to be our KITCHEN for 3 months…the dining room. We have moved EVERYTHING out of the dumpy old kitchen, and have placed in boxedly into the dining room. The only things we will be using is the refrigerator and the microwave which will be in the dining room. NO STOVE/OVEN; NO SINK> The environmentalists would take us away if they knew how much plastic and paper we were going through. IMG_3320

Here is the OLD (dumpy) kitchen…soon to be demolished!IMG_3321 IMG_3325 IMG_3323 IMG_3322 IMG_3324Stay tuned!!! Demolition TODAY!