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Hi. I’m Miz S. I live with Mizter S. I teach first-grade in a Title 1 school.

When I first started this blog back in 2005, my girls, Sophie and Emma, were in their teens and my parents and my in-laws were all still alive.

Since then, there has been DEATH AND DESTRUCTION and a shit ton of elder-care posts. Our daughters have graduated from college, found employment, and gotten engaged.

Mizter S and I now live with my 92-year-old father in law in the house that my husband grew up in. My mother, who has dementia due to Alzheimer's Disease, lives in the house that I grew up in about 20 minutes from here. Don't worry, she has live-in care 24/7.

When I am not teaching first grade, having confusing conversations with my mother, or wasting time on the Internet, I walk around whimpering and helplessly flapping my hands while trying to Get Organized Now!


Niagara Falls, WWI, WWII, Stalin, the Soviet Gulag, North Korea, the North Korean Gulag, teaching first graders how to read, reading, writing, tiny houses, living in the country, chickens, goats,kayaking, hiking, biking, pets, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, elder-care, my awesome siblings and anything they are doing, John Prine, Tom Waits, Miss Saigon, Les Mis, AND EVERYTHING