Friday, October 25, 2019


This little guy seems intent on escaping the third and fourth grade classroom. Three times in as many days I've discovered him making a run for it down the hallway...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

It's Been a While

Apparently I haven't been picking up my mail often enough. All of this, plus a pile of bills, junk mail and catalogs was waiting for me at the post office this afternoon. The red envelopes are from my kids' new favorite T-shirt shop - Redbubble.

On Mackinac Island we don't have home mail delivery. We have to physically go to the post office to pick up our mail. Usually it is no big deal, but today my bike basket was a tad on the full side.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

It's That Time of Year

Barrel time!

Every year the Jamaican workers on Mackinac (and maybe workers from other countries, too - I'm not sure) get a barrel to take home. 

These guys had just picked up their empty barrels and were heading back to their housing. They weren't exactly sure why I wanted a photograph of barrels, but did give me permission to snap their picture.

A Jamaican friend of mine said she always wants to stock up on items that are significantly more expensive back home in Jamaica. She tries to fill her barrel with a winter's worth of face cream, hair dye, shampoo and other toiletries, as well as brand-name clothing and electronics to use for Christmas gifts. Jamaica is probably a lot like Mackinac - a place where almost everything has to be imported, so it all tends to cost a little bit more.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Big Plans

My plan for today is to snuggle under the covers with my cat and, hopefully, a good book. I'm a few chapters in already and am quite intrigued with the direction Atwood is going.

What do you have planned for today?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Old Dog - New Tricks

If you happen to be looking for me on a Thursday night, for the next eight weeks, you'll find me parked in front of my computer. I'm taking a class on helping kids think about fractions. I love that I can Zoom into the meeting and don't have to physically be in Sault Ste. Marie. It makes it so much easier for me to participate in professional development opportunities like these.