Tag Archives: St. Louis

Here Come a Couple New Ideas for Teaching FACS!

I have been out of town for the last several days at the annual Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) conference. Well, not real far out of town…the conference was in St. Louis this year! I always enjoy my … Continue reading

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Back to School…and this blog?

Wow, I knew I was really good at procrastination – but I think I have even impressed myself. The last time I posted it was snowing – today it reached 91 with what seems to be an equal amount of … Continue reading

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Snow Day(s!!!) 2013

I’m a teacher. I like snow days. I haven’t had a snow day in 2 years. I was like a teenager with a crush on a boy, sitting by the phone (actually refreshing the district website every minute), waiting for the auto-alert … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

Although the weather in St. Louis is nowhere near to what the Northeast has experienced this weekend, I am sitting at the table in our bay window, listening to howling wind with a blanket over my ankles (maybe getting dressed … Continue reading

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The day is almost over – darkness is creeping in and here I sit. I have a habit of trying to escape to where was I X number of years ago or only X more days/weeks until (fill in the … Continue reading

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July 21, 1974 – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Sunday, July 21 A rather busy day! I had coffee & my milkshake (dieting…again and always) for breakfast, and then went to church with dad. The sermon was rather short today (always a plus). When I got home, Cathy had … Continue reading

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It was hot, so we took a walk

We have had 100 degree plus weather here in the midwest – and the outlook is for these temperatures to continue. Growing up in the GPNW (Great Pacific Northwest) I remember any daily high over 80 was a rare occurrence – … Continue reading

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