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Wishing You Warm Memories

One of my fondest memories from childhood could have been one of my worst. I can't tell you how cold it was outside but I remember that there was a lot of snow on the ground (memorable because it is North Texas) and that the propane tank had run low. Since our heating came from that propane, it meant that my parents had to find another way to keep us warm. I imagine it was a really stressful time for my parents but it ended up a fun time for us kids. To help us all stay warm, we all piled into the living room where my parents started a fire in the fireplace and we layered up in clothes and blankets. I don't remember much else about that time, but what I remember is that it was a lot of fun and silliness in that living room until we could get a refill on the tank. Our bodies were warm enough because of the efforts my parents went through to make sure that was the case. More importantly though, we were a family, building warm memories despite the hard time. 

I can't experienc…

Fun Staff Holiday Idea: Up-Cycled School Shirts

This post is a bit of a departure from my usual musings, but I hope you'll find reading the content to be as fun as it was to live it!!

A week before the Thanksgiving break, I was sitting in the cafeteria with a couple of coworkers and our minds began to wander to the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Well, once that started to happen, it wasn't long before we were talking about ways to make that time fun since it would otherwise be filled with end of semester projects, exams, and grades. From that conversation, was the birth of the idea to up-cycle some of our old school t-shirts. 

The rules of the staff shirt up-cycle game:

use an old staff or school shirtdecorate it for the holidaysbest decorated shirt wins a prize (and honestly, it was so much fun I am bringing everyone something on Monday who participated)When you throw something like this out, you never know who will participate. Some educators received a little (cough) help. Some decorated their shirts on thei…

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