The Crazy Life

The Learning from Traveling

The Learning from Traveling

You all know how passionate I am about life-long learning, and I so practice what I preach. This past week I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my classroom assistant for this year. Ingy is one wonderful young lady who is very interested in the field of education. Not only is she […]

The First Week of Egyptian Living

Truthfully, it was a grueling trip to Alexandria, Egypt. We began with not getting a full night’s sleep on Thursday as our fire alarm went off in the building at 3:00 am. once that happened and the police and fire fighters arrived only to find nothing, thankfully, we just could not go back to sleep. […]

Our Best?

Our Best?.

The Swirl

Much like this interesting sand swirl found on yesterday’s beach walk, I am feeling the circular movement of moving a household, and moving to Alexandria. Just over a month until the next life changing event. The paperwork alone has been daunting and still more to be completed. But there is an assurance of peace as […]

Being Thankful for Gifts of Wonder

Happy Holiday Season to Everyone, We have passed Thanksgiving and now most of the population has rushed into the frenzy known as the Holiday Season. As I have reviewed comments on Facebook, Twitter, other blogs, and listened to numerous conversations while out-and-about, I have wondered why so many complain about their jobs, hardships, children, parents, […]

Another Couple of Countries

Hopped on the bus at 2 am this morning, the stars were shining as brilliantly as they have every night we have been in Ecuador. The sky seems to be a lapis blue turning into turquoise toward midday and then transisting into an indigo dusted with sparkling diamonds. The milky way is pure cream and […]

Orchids, Silver, Pigs, Weaving, and Ruins

Miguel was ready to take us on a journey seen through a local´s eyes. Carlos, our new Argentinian friend joined us. We headed out of Cuenca toward the mountains, stopping at an orchid farm that works at saving the native orchids of Ecuador and are actually cloning plants. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Then it […]

Bad Boy!

We are sitting in our room at the Donkey Den in Santa Marianita, Ecuador. It has been quite the adventure. We got into Quito by way of El Salvador. We spent the night in a very interesting, totally walled resort. Then of to Mantra. A wonderful local picked us up and took us on quite […]


As I come to the end of July and an end of another English 5, I can’t help but be pinching myself. I seem to be lucky enough to get a class of awesome students, the brightest and best! They keep me in awe. They take what I dish out, literally! They read, they discuss, they think! […]


We all have our little quirks and we all have the list of behaviors, sounds, and other pieces of living that irritate us on a daily basis. Today I am going to rant a little. Being Celiac. Having Celiac Disease is not fun, but I cannot let it overcome my love of living. Yesterday, the […]