Monday, January 21, 2019


It's been so cold for the past few days the lake has been steaming quite a bit. In fact, the boats quit running yesterday due to the ice conditions.

Luckily the plane situation seem to have been sorted out so we'll be able to get on and off the Island.


Thursday, January 10, 2019


My Christmas cactus has blossomed. It's a little late for Christmas, but it's bright pink flowers really brighten up my classroom this time of year.

It would make my grandma smile to know her plant is still going strong. She gave it to me years ago when she sold her house and moved into an apartment, making sure to tell me she started it from a cutting she took from her mother's plant. 

I love having it on the window sill in my classroom; it make me think about my Grandma every time I look at it. And then I feel guilty for not watering enough. Luckily it thrives on neglect...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

New Year's Day on Mackinac was perfect. Fresh snow and bright sun made it a perfect day to get outside.