High/Low Linky Party

I am trying out my first Linky Party where I join in and write about the Linky! :)

Katie from Teacher to the Core has a High/Low linky each month and I am excited to join in! Katie was so sweet to me when I commented on her blog about a Southern California Meet-Up...she seems so, so nice! 

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So, this may seem a little bit like a Low, but it truly is a High. Last year at this time, my Sam (a 12 1/2 year old lab mix) passed away from bone cancer. :( He was such a wonderful dog and I miss him so much!

My Sammers when he was about 3 or 4...This is my favorite picture of him! So handsome!

Since losing Sam, I have worried so much about my Molly (a 13 1/2 year old lab mix). I took her to the vet last week, worried about some lumps I could feel. And, the vet determined that they are just BENIGN fatty tumors! Yay! No worries! She is still on meds for her "old age" aches, but she got a clean bill of health! The relief was wonderful!!! I have had her since she was 8 weeks old, and she is my Love.

My Molly (Mama) laying on her favorite spot...the couch!!
Molly enjoying the lake last summer in Idaho!
My newest dogs...Millie and Petunia (rescues) have put a little spring in Molly's step! They keep us both busy and very entertained!!

Millie (and you can see a bit of Molly) enjoying the sand!
Isn't Petunia just the cutest little thing?! The rescue named her Petunia and I kept it! She is a cutie petutie!!
See, I told you Molly loved the couch! So do Millie and Petunia!!
These three keep me busy and I just adore them! I may have rescued Millie and Petunia, but they have helped my Molly after her buddy, Sam passed. They have helped me, too! 


My Low is so hard! I have taught Kindergarten for the past two years with my partner teacher, Nichole. I teach the AM class and she teaches the PM class. We started teaching together in 2006, both teaching 2nd grade...It was her first year of teaching and my 10th. We were so excited when we were able to move to Kindergarten and teach together, in the same classroom! We have learned so much from each other and have developed a great friendship!

Nichole has a little one at home and has decided to go part-time next year. She found out, this month, that she will be transferring to a different school so she can Job-Share. I am so happy for her and her family, but I am so bummed that we won't be teaching together. :(

I have also put in for a transfer, so hopefully we will teach together again, someday. Here's to hoping and praying. A.Lot. And to more retirements! LOL!

I will miss teaching, brainstorming, laughing, crying, being silly, dancing, and working our little tails off together! So much!!
Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday! Gotta LOVE pajama day!!
Check out Teacher to the Core's High/Low Linky Party to read more Highs/Lows for the month of March!


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I loved reading about your fur babies. My family has a 6 year old black lab named Polo. Aren't labs wonderful!!! We also have 2 toy poodles that are spoiled rotten.

  2. I know what you mean about losing a teaching partner being such a low. Two years ago I got bumped from 2nd grade down to first and the worst thing about it was not being on the same grade level as my good friend and teaching inspiration Julie. I pouted about it all year practically! Luckily, the following year she put in to move down to first grade also, a room opened up next door and now we not only teach the same grade again but are right next door! So, while it will be difficult to forge on without your teaching partner, try to keep up your spirits and hope for a reunion or a new teaching partnership to begin.
    First Grade Friendzee

  3. Thank you for your kind words. :) The hard part is that we have been through this before. We taught 2nd together and our new principal moved a lot of teachers her second year as principal. I got moved to 3rd and my now partner teacher got moved to first. We basically pouted that entire year. :( Luckily, our principal realized we were better together and agreed to move us to Kinder, as partners.

    I am trying to stay positive. But, it's hard. The unknown is soooo hard. I know my partner teacher will be happy staying home with her little one, part time. I am happy for her. :)

    It's just a waiting game. Hopefully, waiting patiently will pay off! :)

    I am so glad you and your friend are teaching together again! I am going to hop over to your blog and check it out!

    Beth :)


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