Saturday…

Danskin stole my inch…

Cutting an inch or two off plus-size clothing and selling it as the same size is not fair. 

rp_Danskin2-1024x1024.pngSo, I go to get workout gear at my usual place (Walmart) and pick out a Danskin shirt in my size. I decide to wear it for my yoga practice today and could barely get the shirt on. It says 2X, yet, I swear Danskin took an inch off each side. Two inches and you are still selling it as a 2X?

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Grant Me the Wisdom…

Basically, God, grant me the wisdom to remember that I am not you. Fr. James Martin, SJ Wise words I should repeat every day, especially at work. These wise words came right on time. I returned to work this past Monday after a week’s sick leave for severe vertigo. I have …

The Joy of Doing Nothing: Hello Spring Break!

Spring Break knitting on a Monday morning.

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As some of my students relax on different islands in the Caribbean and in Mexico, I have started my quest to do nothing at home this spring break. Many of my first and second graders inquired about my travel plans.

Here is how the conversation went:

“Where are you traveling to Ms. Pollard?” I am traveling to [hometown]. 

“You can’t travel there. That is where you live!” Exactly! I am traveling to my home. 

“What are you going to do?” I plan on doing nothing, zero, absolutely nothing! If I knit, that is doing nothing; if I read, that is doing nothing; and if watch my Roku, that is doing nothing. Oh, and the one thing I will do is talk to adults because I need to use bigger words this week.”

So, here is my first “nothing” activity: a golden slouchy hat. It has been awhile since I started a knitting project. I usually the energy or focus after spending my day teaching. That is why this feels so good. It is a moment for me to sit back, relax, and have unscheduled time. 

How do you slow down and unwind during your vacation?

 

 

Palm Sunday: The Beginning of Something More

First palm cross to begin my journey as I become a member of the Catholic Church. I grew up in a mixed-religion family. My dad grew up in a family who studied Judaism (known as Sephardic Jews) and my mom grew up in a Baptist family. By the time I …

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