Posts by Melissa Woods

Posts by Melissa Woods

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…

Yet …

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…

Beyond the Mirror

Recently, my six year old and I stood outside a building that had a mirrored front.  Standing away from the building we could see ourselves, but we couldn’t see anyone inside.  After several minutes passed, my six year old walked up to the building, pressed her face against the glass and stared for a few more minutes. After standing and staring for a time…
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