Saturday, April 23, 2022

Birthday Surprise

This year a one of my students' parents sent in a birthday treat for me! So so sweet - and I'm not talking about the cupcakes, though they were absolutely delicious (and gorgeous!) 

Monday, April 18, 2022


Mother Nature,

I am NOT amused. No one appreciates a late-April trek to work in the snow, especially on a Monday. No one. But it's my Birthday week, so I'll try to make the best of it.



Sunday, April 10, 2022


Today was a beautiful spring day on Mackinac - the perfect day to get out for a walk. My husband suggested we head to Sunset Rock to check on the ice.

The blue sky was perfect,

and the white ice looked gorgeous against the Straits.

Though, I'm sure in a short while it will all be gone...


Thursday, April 7, 2022


Last night the boat, the only ferry this time of year, broke down. On their way back to St. Ignace for the last trip of the day, the Huron broke down. 144 passengers spent part of their evening waiting to be towed to shore. According to my friends Bernadine and Stephanie, both of whom were on the boat at the time, things didn't get worrisome until the crew asked them to put on their lifejackets. 

Luckily Arnold Freight Company's The Senator came to the rescue. All the passengers were transferred and  taken back to St. Ignace. Meanwhile the Huron drifted in the Straits until the the US Coast Guard's Katmai Bay arrived to tow her to shore.

Thankfully no one was injured! Hopefully the boat will be repaired soon, but until then Star Line plans to run the Chippewa.  As you can see, the Chippewa doesn't have an enclosed cabin, which makes for a chilly trip this time of year.

Friday, April 1, 2022

April Fools

My husband loves playing April Fool's Day pranks on our children. He often plans elaborate jokes, but this year his plan was much simpler. He started with the power cables for their laptops and the X Box. 

He zip tied the cords together and then wrapped them in layers and layers of Saran wrap, Press and Seal Wrap, and shrink wrap. Next, he waited for the kids to wake up.

As you can see, the two teenagers were not impressed. Not one little bit...