Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Moving On

Calming down just a bit about the upcoming school year. I met with a teacher I know through the AVID program and she helped me out quite a bit, including helping me pick out my cubby in the workroom. Steve also had some good advice for me; he suggested that instead of trying to fit all my old stuff into the new room, that I take the opportunity to start fresh. For some reason, that helped me make the paradigm shift I needed to make. I immediately decided to donate two boxes of empty binders to the AVID teacher, threw out a box of miscellaneous junk, and brought home two boxes of books to store in the garage. In addition, I've decided to let go of the boxes of science books I saved, as I really doubt I will go back to teaching that subject. It's funny, I couldn't admit that in June, but now I'm ready. It's time to move on.


Steve and I went out to dinner Wednesday night, then took a walk on the Norfolk waterfront afterwards.

I tried to capture the rosy glow of sundown here.


And the waxing moon over the battleship, Wisconsin.

This one turned out rather nicely.

I've also been cutting my zinnias and rosemary for vases around the house that are both pretty and aromatic.

As well as taking photos of this busy fellow, as he raids the bird feeders.


Moving on, that's me.


  1. Rose, you are brave and smart and a wonderful teacher. Out with the old and in with the new. I think clearing out your things will really help to clear out your mind so you can start fresh and clean. Take some time for you this weekend,

  2. Change is terrifying sometimes, but I'm quite sure you'll do well with this. Good luck!

  3. Funny how a small comment can be the impetus for big change. Good for you...I wish you well this school year.

    Love the ship photos! And the zinnia and rosemary are such a wonderful combination. I can smell it from here. Yum!