Black History: Let’s Move Beyond the Famous 10

Many people have contributed to the growth of America past and present… It would be great progress if all of their stories could be told all year long. In fact, it would be wonderful if we could just refer to these stories as “American History…” Until then, we need these months …

Cat Life: A Warm Seat

I get up for one moment to get another glass of wine…Really? He did not even flinch when I came back. #CatLife. T. Lanette Pollard

black cat in chair
I’ll just keep it warm for you…

Hope your cat family members showed you love today.

 

Chocolate and Cream Cheese: Heaven Achieved

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When Cats See Their First Snow

Black cat first snow

Cats have a way of showing you what to focus on and what to be amazed by.

I have a feeling this will not be his only snow of the season. He appeared so fascinated by the sounds, smells, and the “white stuff” inside our doorway. I even held him so he could see the wind blow outside the screen door during the storm

Sometimes I forget that my cats still have their “firsts.” His first was another moment for me to slow down and enjoy the beauty. Cat owners understand.   

 

Photos: Blizzard Jonas 2016

The snow is melting, but these images remain. My favorite is the bird on the branch. During the height of the storm, she remained on the branch sleeping, breathing gently.

I don’t know why I thought it was a “she.” Maybe I related to her resilience. She found her spot on the inner part of the branch. There she stayed as the storm gained strength.

 

 

 

 

The Older I Get, I Need to Be Still

Picture with quote about doing nothing the older I get
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Good evening everyone.

Moments of clarity come when you least expect them. I work with young children, so those moments often come at school. When I returned from winter break, my students had many questions about my vacation. They would ask me what I did or where I traveled. (The students I work with have traveled frequently and visited locations I have only experienced as an adult. Their normal is traveling during vacation breaks.) My answer would always be: 

  1. I did nothing;
  2. I traveled to [my hometown]. 

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