My name is Christine, and I live near Lake Champlain, in a small town in New York. I arrived here via eastern Massachusetts, where I lived for ten years. Prior to that, I lived in Florida for twenty-six years.
It’s really humid there.
For twenty-one years, I was a middle-school teacher, mainly with an eighth-grade English gig, but also with a few years in seventh grade social studies and eighth grade U.S. History. Teaching is my passion, but I don’t do it anymore because of what standardized tests have done to public schools. I miss it. Every minute of every day. I hope that things will change, so that I can go back.
Until then, I garden with the intent of feeding my husband and I most of our yearly produce, and I cook a ton. There’s a lot of reading, and not quite so much writing, though I’m working on that. This blog is a place to capture the things, both big and small, that make up my days as I continue to figure out how to take advantage of the time I’ve been given on this patch of green.
I hope you’ll visit often, and when you do, I hope you’ll let me know what you thought about what you read. Thanks for looking in.