Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grizzly Bears, Class Size, and Chewing Gum

Chewing gum by itself doesn’t seem like a good reason for anyone to quit teaching.  So when people ask why I left the profession, and I answer “penguin eggs and chewing gum”, they always look confused.  It’s a quick, easy answer to a question that isn’t at all quick or easy to answer. We’ll call … Continue reading »

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A Knight’s Wedding Proposal

Today I celebrate my six-year anniversary with My Knight.  So I thought I’d let you in on how a knight does a wedding proposal.  Well, this knight anyway. There had been a few clues that it was coming.  There were references to “when we get married,” or “when we get a house” , or “our … Continue reading »

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Being a Wedding Planner is Fun . . .isn’t it? (Haywire Part 2)

I thought some of you were going to lynch me for ending the first part of this story with “To Be Continued”, so here you go—the much anticipated ending. We pick up where we left off with the church lady complaining about smoking FOOD in the boys’ room, so if you missed it, click here … Continue reading »

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The Perfect Wedding Gone Haywire

People always say that being a wedding coordinator must be so much fun.  And it can be.  But it’s a strange position to be in.  As the coordinator, I didn’t bake the cake; I didn’t play the music; I didn’t make the bouquets.  But if anything went wrong, it was my responsibility.  And if it … Continue reading »

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