One year of blogging!!!

I almost can’t believe it’s been a year already since I launched Ink, now katelaack.com! Thank you so much to those of you who found me, continue to follow my content, send messages, make comments, and share posts with friends and family. Thank you to those of you who took up the Ginkgo Project andContinue reading “One year of blogging!!!”

Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

Originally posted: June 7, 2018 because it bears remembering and repeating every spring! It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bagContinue reading “Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”

Taper week – in racing and in life

Monday kicked off the double edged sword that is “taper week.” Taper week is the period of time at the end of a training program in which the intensity of the workouts begins to taper off and you give your body optimal rest and nutrition in preparation for the race. The taper week period isContinue reading “Taper week – in racing and in life”

Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do

I was not a kid who wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up…but I’ll imagine for a moment that I was. Let’s say, as a kid, I wanted to go to the moon. Then as a high school college student, I poured over math and science all in an effort to get intoContinue reading “Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do”

Made a mistake? Don’t tell the internet!

Last weekend, a disposable coffee cup showed up in a scene from the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I watched episode almost the moment HBO released it, and never noticed the blunder, though it was extremely hard to miss it the next day online and on social media. Spot the cup in the screenshot below, it’sContinue reading “Made a mistake? Don’t tell the internet!”

Earth documentaries and wine for your weekend

Recently, we’ve been considering cutting back on the number of streaming services that we pay for each month. Currently our options include: Spectrum, Netflix, Hulu, CBSsports (because I biffed and didn’t cancel fast enough after the Super Bowl, but it should end soon!), Amazon Prime video,  and HBO Now. There’s a fair amount of overlapContinue reading “Earth documentaries and wine for your weekend”

Four things for the start of May

For the love of April…please stop raining. We’ve had April winter storms, April showers, and April snow days. And I really care less about May flowers as I do about May foundations getting poured and walls being framed. It’s been down right spring like lately, minus the sunshine and green grass and kite flying andContinue reading “Four things for the start of May”

Why we cry for a building…

I have never been to the Notre Dame cathedral, and now, I will never get to see it as it stood for centuries. Paris has long been on my bucket list of cities to visit, but on our two trips to Europe in 2016 and 2018, we opted for the Adriatic region around Italy andContinue reading “Why we cry for a building…”

A practical guide to wine glasses

There are three main cabinets of dishes in our kitchen. The main one above the dishwasher holds our daily use plates and bowls, coffee cups, water glasses, and a collection of stemless wine glasses that we use as daily use juice glasses. A small one of the other side of the counter holds our “specialContinue reading “A practical guide to wine glasses”

Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Not everyone is going to be quite as excited about this first point as I am, but I also know I’m not the only one excited that finally, after two years of waiting, the final season of Game of Thrones starts this Sunday! Winter has come and gone and come again since we were lastContinue reading “Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”