Sunday, June 23, 2024


It's been a month since I wrote a Ten Things of Thankful post?!

I've been thankful, really, I have been. But exhaustion, both physical and mental, won out. Here's to getting back on the ol' horse (hopefully not one headed to the glue factory).

I'm thankful we had a beautiful spring and hope to remember it when I am melting in these ridiculous temps.

My dad is busting out of rehab this week after needing four weeks of daily IV antibiotics for an infection in his hip. 

I'm thankful for Nikki, who has made sure I had time off to help my dad throughout this latest adventure.

I'm thankful for the many people who filled in for me at work when I have needed to be gone.

My husband gets the biggest thanks during this time, as he has spent as much, if not more, time helping with my dad than I have this past month #worksremotely

I was able to get away for Kansas City Pride festivities, working at the Community Christian Church booth one evening and enjoying the TWO HOUR parade. 

I got to visit with my dear friend Esther when I was in Kansas City. I feel a post about the two of us is in my future. Stay tuned.

We also ran down to Little Rock for two days to see our son and daughter in law before they move to Washington DC this week. They have completed their medical residencies, and now it's off to a new chapter!

I attended a week-long training on play-based learning, and I'm now in the process of converting my classroom to accommodate this. It's going to be a tremendous amount of work to get it going, but once I have an arsenal of lesson plans, it will get easier. And my kids helped me move shelves, toys, and rugs around the room and were very excited to be tasked with helping!

My husband had a tick on him last week. So far, he hasn't turned into a tick, nor has he shown any symptoms of some icky tick-borne disease.

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  1. am a fan not only of the increased temperature of the season, but the stretched daylight hours!
    alas, for now we mark the end of Summer

  2. Love your sense of humor, and I'm going to say of course that horse isn't headed to the glue factory!
    I hope your dad is on the mend and that life can settle down a bit for you.
    Your new curriculum sounds great. Learning should be fun, and play definitely is learning, especially for littles.
    Congrats to your son and daughter-in-law! My son's residency graduation is this coming weekend. So happy for all the grads!
    Thank you for keeping the hop going, especially in this very busy time for you!

  3. You've been posting lists on the TToT blog site, that counts! Your family is in my prayers and I hope you get some down time soon.