My Extra Day.

Giraffe Footprint Craft

It’s closing in on the end of Leap Day, our gift of 24-hours from Mother Nature.  I must admit that I had visions of waking up late and eating chocolate and cookies for breakfast, but, alas, no such luck.  It was a dreary day here in the Northeast; rainy, cold, foggy, and generally miserable.  And despite my mad desire to just curl up in bed with a book and snooze all day, I managed to be rather productive.

I say that as if I don’t have another four hours of work ahead of me tonight.

One of the highlights was being featured as a guest on my friend Barbara’s Blog Talk Radio show this afternoon.  Barbara is like sunshine on a dreary day and, although I was dreadfully nervous beforehand, I had a wonderful time chatting with her.  She has an amazingly uplifting blog called The Corner on Character that is definitely worth checking out.  You can listen to the interview here.

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What Are You Going To Do With It?

Super Dad and Sweet Pea (Photo by the amazingly talented Nathan Lawrenson)

Will you climb a mountain, paint a picture, dance like a fool, laugh until your sides hurt, eat chocolate for breakfast, be brave, adopt a pup, cook a favorite dish, read a book, clean the house, hum a tune, teach a child, do laundry, run a mile, run a dozen miles, take a photo, call your mom, send some flowers, rock a baby, kiss your honey, write a story, buy a new pair of jeans, shuffle around in your favorite slippers, watch tv all day, clean the car, run some errands, play some music, dream a dream, go on an adventure or…….what?

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Teachers Are Heroes in Disguise.

I started off my college career in the fall of 1992 as a journalism major.  I had been writing for the local paper during my senior year in high school and had every intention of becoming a newspaper reporter who dabbled in magazines.  Little did anyone know that my other choice was to be a teacher.  It was a coin toss as to what I was going to major in, because really, I loved both, but felt I had to be a journalism major.

When my Early Childhood major roommate started coming back to the dorm with fun projects and activities, I knew I had to switch majors.  There was no way I could continue on for four years without being able to create some of those adorable learning centers that she worked on day and night.  Journalism just couldn’t compete with crayons and construction paper.

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Adopt Me!

Angel is available for adoption!

Not me, silly, my foster dog!  Angel, 35-pounds of love and joy wrapped up in spotted-cow-like fur is just waiting to jump into your heart and snuggle by your side.  Read more about this little cuddlebug here and contact me to find out more about adopting her.

The Problem With Pinterest and Bloggers.

Photo by Brandi Jordan

I can’t take it anymore.  I’m so tired of seeing blatant stealing that I just have to speak up.  I have a big problem with the way that bloggers are disregarding the rights of image owners and copying images off of Pinterest to use on their own blogs.  No, not everyone is doing it, but way too many are.  Waaaaaay too many.

The images on Pinterest are NOT for your own personal/professional/commercial use (even if you link back to them) – and that includes on your blog!  

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