…my top five.

Alphabetical Post V

When I see or hear the word value, it often conjures the notion of saving money…this, naturally has me cocking my head to get a better view or leaning my ear in the direction of the anticipated savings. While a good value always peaks my interest… please know,  this will not be a post where I dumpster dive, yard sale my way through a weekend morning, or score a great find at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, DSW, the “Gucci” Goodwill, Talbot’s Outlet, any one of an abundance of local consignments shops,  or Target…(perhaps I am not saving that much money if I shop at all of these places).


It is no coincidence, I think that the value of the tile V in Words with Friends is 5.  V in Roman Numerals is 5. When taking a survey, typically, the scale is 1, being the least desirable and 5, the most desirable; thus 5, is the golden or should I say Golden Roman Standard (GRS).

There are many things in my life which meet the value of  GRS.

GRS: My Family

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GRS: My Career

While I have much commentary (some positive, some not) about my job as a teacher in a public school, I do feel fortunate to have a job. There are many without a steady income and health benefits. Many factors within my job are out of my control; therefore for Lent I have given up stress and worry. This may sound like a joke (many found this humorous when I announced this on Ash Wednesday), but the truth is it is very challenging to just shut this down. I think this may be harder than giving up chocolate or another beloved food. So far, I have only had to talk myself off a ledge of stress once…21 days down only 19 more to go. I am hoping I will give up stress and worry for good because I value my mental health.


 GRS: My Siblings

family art

This masterpiece is nearly 50 years old, but it’s no wonder my kindergarten teacher insisted I stay for another year to inspire another group of students in the fine art of family portrait.

You can read more about my extended family here.

GRS: Friends

Too many to insert photos, but here is a cute definition….


GRS: Time

This post is short because I value the time you take to stop by and read my little blog…Have a wonderful day!




  1. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Great thoughts on handling the stresses in life. When we are aware of them, we see the damaging waves they send out across every area of our lives — health being one of them! You are so clever with your alphabet posts! Very valuable!

    • Beemie says:

      Thanks for the compliment about the posts…haven’t felt too clever lately, but keep plugging away! Very busy keeping stress and worry at bay…have a great week.

  2. Nana Diana says:

    I always want to post my comment on the post…because it says comment at the bottom under your name.
    Value means so many things to different people, doesn’t it? Sounds like you have your values in the right place(s). Love that K drawing! xo Diana

  3. Kelly L McKenzie says:

    A valuable post, Beemie. I feel better for having stopped by today. It’s true. We need to worry less and try and enjoy every moment. Best of luck on the stress and worry front. Please know you’ve eased mine!

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