The End of An Era

Today was a bittersweet day in the history of daytime television; it was the end of an era. It was the end of One Life to Live a soap opera that had been running weekdays for the last 44 years. It debuted 10 years before I was born.

Like most modern soap opera fans my earliest memories include One Life to Live in the background. Summer vacations, sick days from school all included spending an hour with the folks on One Life to Live. My mom was always a soap fan, and because soap fandom, is genetic and always passed down from generation to generation eventually I was too. Continue reading “The End of An Era”

Friday Round-Up

What a busy week! I was lucky enough to have my niece and brother come visit for a few days which led to some fun days in the sun and some very tired kiddos. But I managed to get some work done also and since I’m making a real effort to start posting regularly on my blog again, I’m going back to doing my Friday Round-up of places I was writing this week!

Over at Life360:

Over on SheHeroes:

Have a great weekend!

The Challenger

When I think back on my third grade teacher I remember a smile always on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Even as third graders we knew that she loved being a teacher and loved being there with us. She was kind and sweet and excited about teaching. That may have been why she was over the moon when NASA announced that they’d be sending a school teacher into space where she would be teaching lessons live the space shuttle. It was a big deal and all of us kids were pretty excited, but no one was more excited than our teacher. Continue reading “The Challenger”

Friday Link-Up

I cannot believe that we are already into the 5th week of the school year! It’s already going by WAY too fast. Despite what the weather has been like in some areas, this week saw the first official day of fall. One of my favorite days of the year. Though I have to say one of the coolest things about this week was that it was premier week! Happy to see Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Middle, Community… well I guess I’m just happy to see all the shows come back. Except Dancing With the Stars. Bristol Palin? C’mon Dancing With The Stars, really? But I digress. Continue reading “Friday Link-Up”

10 Reasons I Love My Job

As I write this post it’s 10PM. I’m tired, cranky and feeling a little burned out. The next two days are going to be busy and the list of deadlines for next week is piling up. Can you say burned out?

That’s why when I was looking at this week’s writing prompts from Mama’s Losin It; I knew instantly which prompt I was going to write about.

10 Reasons I Love My Job. Because I do love what I do even if I get tired and forget sometimes. Continue reading “10 Reasons I Love My Job”

Tuesday Tunes – My City of Ruins

I had woken up early. It was one of those mornings that just did not feel quite right. I remember distinctly thinking that as I got out of bed. I turned on the coffee and jumped in the shower. I tried to shake off that weird feeling, thinking to myself “it’s just another Tuesday.” I was wrong.After my shower I poured a cup of coffee, lit a cigarette, and turned on the TV.

I watched in utter shock, as did the rest of the country, the events of that day. September 11th. I guess everyone has different pictures in their mind of what affected them the most about those days following 9/11. I think I was on the verge of being sick almost every day for a week. Read more