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SOLS: The Challenge - Bring It On!

Join the challenge and write! Slice of Life Stories hosted by the Two Writing Teachers

Motivation is what gets you started. 

SOLS: A Keeper

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the Two Writing Teachers

Valentine's day morning

Me:  "Uh, happy Valentine's day."

Hubby: "Oh, yeah. Happy Valentine's day.  Hope you have a good day."

Me: "Thanks. You too."

No card. No gift. Nada, nothing, zilch.  I was the first to say it.  I reminded him about the day.  And I am the one who doesn't even like this so-called holiday!

Valentine's day . . . a few hours later

I received a sweet email at work.  And a phone call at lunch.  And a text on my way to pick up the girls asking if I wanted to order Chinese take-out that he would pick up on the way home.  It's the little things that matter.

Valentine's day evening

Hubby:  "I want to give the girls their Valentine's day gifts."


SOLS: Valentine Smalentine

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the Two Writing Teachers

Roses are red Violets are blue I could care less about all of it too.
I'm not a big fan of this so-called love-fest holiday.  I mean, I'm all about love and candy and flowers, but why wait for a cold, dreary day in February?  Every day should be Valentine's day!  I guess I'd rather receive a surprise bouquet of flowers any other day of the year -- but preferably not roses.  I know, I know.  I sound like I'm quite particular about this holiday that I don't even want to celebrate.

I mentioned to my hubby when we were perusing the aisles at Target over the weekend that we should meander over to the card section to pick out a card for each other.  Then we could share it to save the couple extra bucks on a wasted card that gets shoved in a stack of mementos waiting years and years to be savored again.

Needless to say, he didn't go for it.  You see, my hubby actually likes Valentine's day.  Maybe it's h…

SOLS: Learning and Sharing

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the Two Writing Teachers

There is so much information out there in cyberspace.
I know I can't keep up, but I read and watch what I can when I can.
This last week, I shared many items of interest -- to me -- with my colleagues.

Ruth's post about being just enough "On the tough days"Angela Maiers's post reminding teachers about the  12 Most Important Things Children Want from Their Teachers Which led me to Angela's "Dear Teacher - The PROMISE Poem"A video about learning in the 21st century: A Vision of K-12 Students Today
Who knows what they think when I share . . .
If something caused me to ponder and reflect,
then I want to share it with others.

Anyone can take it or leave it:
It's about planting a seed allowing us to stop and think.
And I'm thankful for those who can just say it better than I can.

I have a passion for learning and sharing -- Making me a better writer teacher