Author Archives: kristilynne

My New Student

Another school year is drawing to a close, my second year teaching 5th grade ELA.  We close our writing year writing memoirs.  Last year we didn’t get to this unit in time to do it justice with all the interruptions … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | Leave a comment

Mourning

I lost my mom to leukemia 12 years ago on this May 29th.  In August it’ll be 5 years since I lost my dad.  He had walked me down the aisle one year earlier.  I hate not having my parents. … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 2 Comments

Grand Canyon

Layers of color sparkle in the sun, Textures and shapes as far as the eye can see, Depth and lightness marry in breathtaking beauty. Pinon pines cling to walls, reach impossibly for the sun, Clouds move and shift in a blue … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 2 Comments

On Being an Introvert…

This week this statement appeared in my Facebook feed, “Introverts unite, separately, in your own home”.  I shared it, and not surprisingly, it got a lot of likes on my page.  I have a lot of friends who are introverts. … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 4 Comments

Beau

  “Beau!  Come here, Beau!”  I call, waiting for him to show up to come sleep with me on the couch. “Beau-Beau!  Come on, buddy!”  OK, so I have to call several times before I’m rewarded with his cute self looking … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 1 Comment

For the birds…

  Over the last few years I’ve become a very amateur birdwatcher.  I look at birds everywhere I go.  I take pictures of them and try to figure out what they are. I have a bird feeder by the patio … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 3 Comments

My Love of Reading

I love to read- I’ve loved reading as long as I can remember. My mom took my sister and me to the library every week for years. She was never without a book, or at least that’s how it seemed … Continue reading

Posted in Slice of Life | 3 Comments