What Goes On and Game-Changing Weekend Links

By August 30, 2014 6 Comments

1. Two days before school started I got a text from my husband – “We need an Anatomy and Physiology teacher. Want to?”

2. Apparently Hogwarts was in a bit of a pinch.

3. “I need to know now.” Apparently my husband is a bit of a boss.

4. I had approximately 2.39759487593845043573 seconds to mull this momentous decision. We’ll come back to this story.

5. Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Blog is great. Here are 5 unexpected ways to get insta-calm. I’ve needed it.

6. Seriously drooling over this cookbook:


7.  Anna is an exquisite writer. Her blog often makes me weep. My reporter cousin covered her son’s death. Her book, Rare Bird is available for pre-order. I want to read and I’m afraid to read it:


8. The Turning: Why the State of the Family Matters, and What the World Can Do About It,” looks like a very important book for our time. My father saw Linda Eyre (one of the authors) at his high school reunion in good ol’ Bear Lake, Idaho this month. Small world.


9. I said yes. I haven’t taught Anatomy and Physiology for many years. I’m hoping I can recall sternocleidomastoid at the drop of a pencil. Except now the kids use iPads. And there’s something in front of the room called a Smart Board.

9a. One school year. One hour a day. That’s all I got.

10. I cried for days. I’m scared for many reasons, but mostly because I truly love being home. All the time. And life is already so busy. I’ve also been so looking forward to writing more, especially after a summer with everyone at home. But dare I say? There is a stirring of excitement; I mean, there are few things more exciting to me than femurs and spleens.

10a. Also, observing and interacting with teens will be great character study!

11. My daughter went running with me this morning. She got up at 6:45 for some “death bed repentance” as her sports camp starts on Tuesday. Here we go – it’s soccer season!

12. I’m coaching my son’s soccer team again and just ordered Captain arm bands. They are wicked cool. I might wear one around the house.

13. Market Basket is back in the grocery business! After several texts informing me of the news, Cope said, “You’re getting texts about your grocery store?” Yes, dear child. These are important happenings in your mother’s life.

14. Happy Labor Day! Here’s a great post on the history by children’s writer, Dianne Salerni. And if you haven’t made this summertime peach cobbler yet, what are you waiting for? It’s perfect for Labor Day. Or any day. Here’s the blueberry version. YUM.




  • Rare Bird looks heart-breaking. What a burden to live with. And how brave for her to share this with the world.

    Good for you, saying yes to the adventure of teaching this class. You will be fine — even with a Smart Board instead of a chalkboard. (Ha! I used mine like a chalkboard and wrote all over it in dry erase marker.)

    I hope the Market Basket debacle ended well, with the rights of the workers re-established!

  • Tina Muir says:

    Lots of ups and downs, but sounds like you are moving in the right direction. Very brave of you to start teaching again, I am sure you will do well 🙂

  • Dana says:

    I’m excited for you – I totally understand being a bit sad and nervous about the change. But that’s how good things happen!

  • Kim says:

    Holy smokes that’s exciting! I’m thrilled for you! You’re going to be fantastic, Amy!

  • Andrea McDonald says:

    Oh Amy — I’m jealous! All of those words are becoming so dim in my brain. And Proctor is such a wonderful place to go back to — small class sizes, beautiful campus.

  • Amymak says:

    Andrea, I thought of you! Wishing you could team teach it with me, bring back the good ol’ college cadaver days!

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