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I am fortunate. Supportive, loving family and friends. A glass or two of Franco Serra Barbera D’Alba to chase the chill of a wintry Monday night. What could be better? A “W” for my team — the Detroit Lions — in their contest against the Baltimore Ravens. Oh, and the lucky Mega Million ticket. Check out this post from another who likes to drink wine, but doesn’t like to pay a lot for… Read More

See what happens? The first Monday of the 2013-2014 school year is history; just like the weekend. It’s a blur in my memory. As my children and I age, time ticks off the clock faster and faster. I’d like to keep the weekend fun — and weekday insanity — for a bit longer, please. But, that’s not how it works. Related articles Six Sentence Monday: Entry 1 (kateschannel.wordpress.com) Six Sentence Monday: Entry 3 (kateschannel.wordpress.com)… Read More

Preparedness is important. While others stockpile school supplies and snacks, Riff  focuses on being ready for the “what if” in life. For the previous week, he has practiced fire and lockdown drills. School staff can be assured. My family and I reviewed drill expectations as well as our own emergency plans. Riff knows what to do. Related articles Six Sentence Monday: Entry 2 (kateschannel.wordpress.com) Six Sentence Monday: Entry 1 (kateschannel.wordpress.com) School Days: Eight Days (kateschannel.wordpress.com)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine involved finishing school projects with Issa — my thirdgrader — a pool party and a girls’ night out. Summer break for my students begins Friday, June 14. So, I am counting my Mondays; and the number of days I have to enjoy peaceful moments on my patio drinking hot coffee while writing a post or two. Remember how I said changes were coming in my post last week? Well, the end of… Read More