Tomorrow is 11….

Eleven more days of school for my school kids,and for me.

Will I miss it? Absolutely! I am hoping that I will be able to be assigned to the same class again, or at least the same school. The experiences I have had working with the autistic and Aspergers students have really been an experience. I love it.I feel as though I am making a useful application to my life.

Don’t get me wrong:I am going to savor every second of the summer.Truly I am. But I actually admit that I’m looking forward to September.

And So It Begins….

Ah, the joys of Memorial Day weekend.

Cars overloaded,lines at any local establishment,and even opting for a 7am Mass today, we found a Church that was full.


My mother would always warn me against wishing my life away.

The summer and its’ heat, and the absence of tranquility here makes me once again long for the quiet of September onward.That will be a novel twist for me this year, as I will be waiting for school to begin.

I guess things have gone full circle for me.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

This recipe has been the favorite among the busy teachers….see if it is your cup of tea.

3-4 eating right chicken breasts ( 97% fat-free)

1 packet low sodium taco seasoning

1 packet ranch seasoning mix

2 cups low sodium and fat-free chicken broth


shredded lettuce
salsa or pico- de gallo
light or fat-free sour cream
taco shells

Put chicken,taco seasoning,each seasoning and chicken broth in crock pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
Shred chicken with a fork and let it soak up the broth. Serve in taco shells with lettuce, tomato, salsa and sour cream.

My Girl

Zush is a little over 14 years old.

We had a health scare last summer, so I make a large chunk of her meals with organic vegetables and the like. People, including family members, think it’s extreme. I don’t . I try to take good care of my girls. After all, when the witching hour comes….

She’s the only one with me.


Anyone dealing with autistic children know how hard it can be. Other children who suffer from a degree of the disease make fun of the most severe pupils.

Those of you who have worked this field – you have my admiration and salute, as you’re a warrior!It’s a rough job!

Clematis battle part deux

Gentle reader, if you have been following my blog for a while, you’ll recall I had managed to grow a clematis at our city house, only to have my husband “looks like a weed to me” weed whack it.

Viola’! I purchased a more established plant and now just have to figure where I want to put it.I am hoping for a clever spot and training for my old man, who WILL definitely know what a clematis is.

Billboard Music Awards…

I can’t believe I am watching Brittany Spears on the Billboard Music Awards singing ” You gotta work, Bitch.”

Really? Am I that old? She remade Joan Jett’s I love Rock and Roll?Guess I have been in a coma.

I really have turned in because of Madonna’s alleged tribute to Prince.

This is what I get for turning off the Food Network for a few hours.Guess the Columbo rerun on ME TV is looking really good.