Posts by Melissa Woods

Posts by Melissa Woods

Sustaining Lessons

My Mamaw Mrs. Loyce Tucker Dyar passed away on September 30, 2020. She used to always tell me that she didn’t have any talents to teach me. She thought just because she didn’t sew or crochet or play the piano that she couldn’t contribute to my learning. What she doesn’t know is that she taught me how to play board games (especially Wahoo); even more than that, she taught…

Remodel Overhaul (And Then Some)

For the last 10 weeks we have been in the midst of a kitchen and master bathroom remodel. We have talked about doing this remodel for more than 5 years, but as you know “talk is cheap.” We finally “bit the bullet,” “jumped on the bandwagon,” or whatever you want to call it. Now that we’ve taken the plunge and jumped feet first into this remodel, it’s more than we…

Pour It Out

My family loves some Sweet Tea! I think I make sweet tea at least once a day. Rarely do I find the pitcher full of tea! It’s one of those things we have in our fridge that never sits in there too long. It is constantly being poured out and consumed, but I like the fact that my family empties the pitcher. Once it’s emptied, I can fill it back up again. One time I asked…

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Today has been a day and it’s only 1:00pm. Teaching my 6 year old from home, getting ready to teach my own students from home (online), shepherding a group of colleagues through new online adventures, getting answers to unknown questions, not having answers to known questions, and just deciding what’s for lunch today have all been overwhelming tasks! In the midst of the…

How Many Times do I Have to Tell You?

How many of us as parents have asked the above question?  Our six year old is a climber. She climbs so much that she has acquired the endearing nickname “Monkey.” Her favorite thing to do to keep herself entertained is to jump and climb on the den furniture.  She does cheer jumps off the couch, cheer libs on the coffee table, and flips on the loveseat. Now before you…

Listen Close & Run with Both Ears Turned Up

We have a toy poodle, and his name is Charlie.  We have had him for almost 9 years. We think Charlie is pretty smart…he can sit AND stay, but what I think makes Charlie really smart is how he listens and then runs with both ears turned up.  Our family has to spell the word R-I-D-E because if…
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