Topaz!

Meet our latest addition to the family.  She was adopted from a kill pen in Oklahoma at the beginning of June.  She spent a month in the quarantine facility, and then my friend, Jeannette, took me to pick her up.  Here you see our first meeting, her freedom ride and Topaz at home.  She’s a very sweet mare, and she knows she is loved.

Investing

Teachers are not the best-paid professionals in the United States, but some of the perks can sure make a difference in our attitudes.  I feel like my school district is getting a lot right.

I’m glad to say that our administrators back off and allow us to do our jobs.  Our school is also great when it comes to investing in staff.  I’m talking about professional development.  I feel that my school excels in investing in its teachers because there are no hard limits placed on PD days; we can make a case for an important conference just about any time.  That matters a lot to me and my colleagues.  I make an effort not to overuse professional development days.  That being said, I also do not hesitate to mention opportunities featuring skilled teachers/speakers that I need to attend to improve my own skills.

I’m fortunate to be able to hone my skills and learn from masters.  When a school district invests in its teachers, students reap the rewards.

 

Snack Fever Boxes!!!!!

My daughter has been spoiled enough to have a few Snack Fever boxes straight from Korea.  She has been thrilled so far.  Anything chocolate is, of course, welcome.  She’s also enjoyed the gummies and chips, but I think her absolute favorite things are the band items!  We can’t wait to see what’s in next month’s box!  Sometimes she even shares with me.

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No Wordless Wednesday!

Yesterday was perfect for Wordless Wednesday, but I didn’t post because I have a lot to say!

My new filly, Cherokee Lady, usually plays in the corral during the day.  With the gate to the big pasture closed.  My friend, Charlotte, lives right there and is kind enough to let me board two horses with her.  She generally keeps an eye on everything.  I arrived yesterday to find that Cherokee’s stall was empty…and the gate to the big pasture was open.  We are still not completely sure how that happened.  Charlotte and I were also unsure of how to get Cherokee back where she belongs.  I was relying on Oreo, my daughter’s horse, and oats to get the baby to come visit with us.

Oreo did not let me down!  I yelled for her, she stopped eating hay and starting sashaying in my direction.  We looked closer, and Cherokee was in Oreo’s pocket!  They both got oats, Charlotte and I breathed a huge sigh of relief, and the world was right again.

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