A girl and her cat take on the world with nothing more than a cup of tea and a good book and enough dreams to fill the universe.

Take Off

This post was a struggle. I didn’t really know quite what I wanted to write about. I’ve wanted to write about stress, running, about leaving things behind, and about looking … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Didn’t Know I Could

We might as well call this post “My Adventures in DIY” because what started as a quest for the perfect kitchen table and the growing sense of dread that I … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Promise to the Future

In this whole complicated moving process, I have decided that I really want to grow some of my own vegetables and herbs all year long. Really, I’d like to grow … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


In reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls this month, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the compromises Jeannette’s family is willing to make for their values. They … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

I have to admit that I’m in a bit of a reading slump right now. I powered through my young adult novels from the libraries in town and now, I … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Go The Extra Mile: Advice from a Teacher Intern

Originally posted on the dirigible plum:
This post is part of a series on #summerPD for pre-service teachers. Maggie Darnell recently completed her student teaching internship and will be teaching…

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment


This week, I asked my Upward Bound students what they considered their biggest challenge and how they’ve overcome it or are working to overcome it. In The Glass Castle, we’re … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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