May 20, 2019

Today was a difficult day. It was an easy day at school, and everything was fine. The difficulty came with realization and vocalization that I’ve really been struggling lately. I got a text from my mom that my dad was upset that we didn’t give him a card for his birthday. His birthday is the … Continue reading May 20, 2019

May 19, 2019

The Temple of Time was burned tonight. It was constructed over two weeks in January/February. I went to see it on February 14. The art installation was always intended to be burned; it was made possible by artist David Best through a grant from the Bloomberg Foundation. We got to City Hall around 6p. I … Continue reading May 19, 2019

May 18, 2019

Santa Fe. It has been called the “forgotten school shooting.” It came just three months after ours, and fell in the shadows of it. The families and community hurt and continue to heal. They deserve justice and to have their loved ones remembered and fought for. The residents of Santa Fe, Texas, wanted the media … Continue reading May 18, 2019

May 14, 2019

The past 48 hours have brought about a lot of change. I’m not a huge fan of change. I don’t like surprises. I don’t like suspense. I don’t like feeling out of control over my life and situations. I attended a faculty meeting yesterday, wherein we found out who the new principal would be for … Continue reading May 14, 2019

May 12, 2019

Today was Mother’s Day. I really do enjoy the day, but my heart is always with those who can’t celebrate. Moms who lost children, children who lost moms, women who can’t become moms. I started the day with breakfast made by my kids. I appreciated the effort. I was served toast, a banana and eggs … Continue reading May 12, 2019

May 11, 2019

Tonight was prom. I love to chaperone, because it’s so nice to see the kids dressed up and fancy. It’s also fun for me to get dressed up, too. I wore the same dress I wore to my son’s Bar Mitzvah in January. I really love it, and wanted to get some use out of … Continue reading May 11, 2019

May 9, 2019

Today is my 39th birthday. My day began at Morning with Mom (formerly known as Muffins with Mom) at my daughter’s school. We got donuts and sat in the cafeteria to have “breakfast” together. It was sweet. I reminded her that next year would be our last elementary school Mother’s Day celebration. It makes me … Continue reading May 9, 2019

May 6, 2019

I was driving home this evening with my son when I got a phone call from a (402) area code. I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t recognize, so I let it go to voicemail. When I listened to the message, I was absolutely floored. I was contacted by the National Vice President of … Continue reading May 6, 2019

April 22, 2019

I have had abdominal pain since Saturday night. Everything was fine until I got up from the dinner table after the second Seder. I had sharp pains in my abdomen, not my stomach. It felt like I was being stabbed on the inside. I was diagnosed with IBS in 2014, so I know it wasn’t … Continue reading April 22, 2019

April 20, 2019

Twenty years ago. Twenty years ago today, Columbine High School was the site of the largest and deadliest school shooting to date. It has only been surpassed by the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on 2/14/18. I spent most of the day in a fog. I have met survivors from Columbine. The school … Continue reading April 20, 2019