KO in the 13th Round

Beauty in the day: yeah, so the Staff Lounge. It had the upper-hand, with it’s 2 refrigerator/freezers and 3 microwaves. There was a bit of a struggle, and it didn’t help that the District has turned off the air for the summer. 😠 My assistant and I took ZERO prisoners – the Staff Lounge is once again a safe place for all. It doesn’t sound much like a “beauty” to report; but that’s because you have’t seen the before and after shots.

Blessed by Association

Beauty in the day: sometimes people do good things for people that you love. For me, when that happens, it feels like they are doing something for my family. This means my fam is getting the love right now. Thanks, people who do good things for the people that I love. ❤️

Fashion Forward

Beauty in the day: cooking on the late side for me, and cooking extra to bring to some friends tomorrow. I told my daughter that I had forgotten to pick up some of those disposable containers that you take food to people in. “Okay mom, so I’ll go pick some up.”

“Wow! That would be really great! But you don’t have to go – I can pick them up myself.”

“Mom. You’re in your pajamas.”



Weed Whacker

Beauty in the day: a very full day at school today. We had a morning awards assembly that started the day off right. Kids were in a good mood, especially knowing that the student body award earned was a “Literacy Picnic,” which meant that lunch would be eaten outside on blankets, followed by reading of books, one student to another. Kids that normally avoided reading were reading happily. Kids were coming to the office to call their parents for blankets. It was a very good day for Literacy! One little guy who sometimes sings Spanish-Gaelic songs (or is it Irish-Gaelic?) returned to class with a long weed clenched in his mouth. “Back in my country” (I think that’s Washington, actually, generally further south in Bellevue – perhaps Woodridge), “we usually put weed in our mouth.”

Well, like I said, it’s Washington. 😉


Queen Captain

Beauty in the day: little pre-schooler waiting with mom for 1/2 – day Kindergarten brother. She is wearing a very familiar princess dress. “Wow! You remind me of Queen Elsa in that dress!”
She blushed prettily, and her mother supplied the missing Intel: “Well, underneath that outfit is Captain America.”