I am Susie – a middle-aged, high school Family and Consumer Sciences (aka Home Economics) teacher in suburban St. Louis. I have been married to my husband, Jim for 31+ years – we met on a blind date when we worked at the University of Tennessee. We have lived in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, and currently Missouri. Our daughter, Kate, is a teacher in Orlando and our son, Brett, is a student at the University of Tennessee. The fourth member of our family is Wrigley a Golden Retriever.

I grew up in Bellevue, Washington and earned my Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from Washington State University. After a year of travel and work for my sorority, I spent a year at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and earned a Master of Arts in Education. I have taught FACS in four states and have been teaching (with breaks for raising kiddos) since 1985. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technology Education/Family and Consumer Science and am proud to be an educator.

I look forward to sharing with you bits and pieces of my life – then and now. I enjoy reading, trying to be a 5K runner, cooking, sewing, crafting and finding lots of inspiration on Pinterest. Blogging began for me 4 and 1/2 years ago with Musings of a 70s Middle Schooler; I came across the diaries I had kept each summer during junior high and found it fascinating to look back and see how my life had changed – and how, in many ways, I am very much the same.



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