Saturday, August 30, 2014


The sky was amazing on the drive home yesterday evening. Definitely an acceptable prelude to a three day weekend.

Friday, August 29, 2014


I spent most of yesterday moving my office to the front of the school, so that I can be more accessible to students. I also finally managed to organize the many stacks of paper that were starting to become ridiculous. My transition from teacher to college counselor is finally starting to feel more real.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cliff Palace

This summer, we visited Mesa Verde National Park, which has some amazing ancestral Puebloan ruins.

Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


There is actually more to my life than produce and the noble hound, but it is primarily composed of running around during the school day and entering a lot of information into a computer, which does not make for a particularly engaging picture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Sometimes coming home to a welcoming, fuzzy doggy is just the best thing you could possibly do.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Habibti's dachshund heritage shows through in her love of burrowing in blankets

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Today is the first day of school for my campus. This is my first year as an administrator, and there is still a lot that needs to be accomplished. I am hoping that everything goes smoothly and calmly, like this untroubled cloud.

Untroubled cloud (Not pictured, the brewing thunderstorm underneath.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


The newest member of our family fits in very well, as she likes snuggling under fuzzy blankets and reading good books. She inveigled herself into our household two years ago and has provided endless entertainment since then. Also, she is quite certain she's people.

I may have added the book for this shot, but the rest is completely un-posed...

Monday, August 18, 2014


We have joined a vegetable cult, I mean co-op, which means that we often get unusual produce in our weekly basket. I take a lot of pictures of vegetables now.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A brief retrospective

Where have I been for the last two years, you might reasonably ask? (Yes you, imaginary person still subscribed to this blog). Living life in all its dailiness. We are still in Texas. Still teaching (well, I'm an administrator this year, but close enough). Still using an excessive number of parenthetical asides. We may have acquired a dachshund by accident - someday we'll get a real dog to keep her company.

Pictured: dailiness

Saturday, August 16, 2014


*Taps gently on blog...* *Coughs and dies as dust billows up from its undisturbed surface.* Oh, hello there, internet, I was just looking for a picture and found this blog that I used to update regularly. Blogging looks like fun. Maybe I'll give it another go.

Hovenweep National Monument - Utah. Or this blog after years of neglect. It's hard to tell.