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The Budget

The Budget by Mark Lyons Image by Chris Pastrick from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             Budgets are great! They really are! You get to see that you are definitely spending too much money, and you get to know exactly where you are spending the money with the full knowledge that you will probably never ever be able to reign in you and your family’s spending let alone save for college, retirement, or even a candy bar. Makes for great sleeping!             That was one reason to keep a budget. Oh, there’s more! Here are a few....

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One of the Greatest!

One of the Greatest! by Mark Lyons Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             *** A play-by-play announcer along with a color commentator speak quietly into their microphones.             “Bob, here we are today. The sun is shining just over the early morning horizon in a clear blue sky. The trees are budding. The birds are chirping. The sweet fragrance of flowers fills the air. It is the quintessential perfect day for the start of the season.”             “You are so right, Akeem. Fans have been waiting all autumn and winter for this day....

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Do You Wanna Stop?

Do You Wanna Stop? by Mark Lyons Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Honey, I could really go for some bubble tea!” said Sally.             “What?” asked Mark, his squinty eyes darting back and forth between the rear-view mirror, the two side mirrors, and the front windshield while gripping the steering wheel with both hands at the ten and two position as he sat up straight and grinded his teeth.             “Bubble tea! Oh?” asked Mark. “From where?”             “Café Eden in Pflugerville,” replied Sally.             “That’s not really...

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The Thoughts and Aspirations of a Teacher at the End of May (Beginning of Summer Vacation) and Subsequently at the Beginning of August (End of Summer Vacation)

The Thoughts and Aspirations of a Teacher at the End of May (Beginning of Summer Vacation) and Subsequently at the Beginning of August (End of Summer Vacation) by Mark Lyons Image by Katie Phillips from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com. 1. May – Summer! Yea! I’m going to get so much done this summer! I’m going to be in my classroom and organize it up one way and down the other!     August – Oh, man! I’ve only got two days before school starts and there’s still last year’s Valentine’s Day decorations on the walls!    2. May –...

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Hey, Let's Get Takeout Tonight!

Hey, Let’s Get Takeout Tonight! by Mark Lyons Image by werner moser from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Honey, let’s get takeout tonight!” said Mark.             “Why?” asked Sally. “Do you have a buy-1-get-1-free coupon from some fast-food joint you got in the mail?”             “Uh, ahem, wait just a second,” stammered Mark. The sound of paper being slowly folded and shoved into a back pocket can be heard in the background. “Of course not. Uh, why would you say that?”             “After being married to you for almost 30 years, I know,” replied Sally.            ...

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