Sunday, March 29, 2015

{#sol15} For Me 29/31


The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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Every year of the Slice of Life Story Challenge, for the last five years, slice #29 is just for me.  I celebrate my birthday today usually with a list that grows by one each year.  In previous years, I have shared the joys in my life, what I am thankful for, and birthday wishes that have come true.

This year I decided to share a  love, loathe, worry, wonder  list.  I have to mix is up a little bit for my own pure enjoyment and fun!

1.  I love my husband, Jon.
2.  I loathe that I don't always tell him how much I love and appreciate him every day.
3.  I worry about what I would ever do without him.  He's my soulmate.  He's my one.
4.  I wonder what will be our next adventure together.  We make a great team.

5.  I love my almost-five year olds daughters.  More than almost anything.
6.  I loathe that they are growing up so fast.  Too fast.
7.  I worry about them every day.  Wishing to protect them from any little hurt or worry.
8.  I wonder who they will become as they grow older.

9.   I love my Mom and Dad, who support me in all that I do.
10.  I loathe that they live so far away.  Too far away.
11.  I worry about them as they grow older, even though in my mind they do not age.
12.  I wonder where they will live and what they will do in their next chapter of their lives.

13.  I love my brother and sister-in-law, who would do anything that I need.
14.  I loathe that even though we live close to each other, we live busy lives.
15.  I worry about not spending as much time as I would like to with them.
16.  I wonder what their future holds together: a dog? children? a new home? 

17.  I love being a teacher and working with super students.
18.  I loathe the additional stress and drama that is created in education today.
19.  I worry about not meeting the needs of all my students every day.
20.  I wonder how schools and education will change in 5, 10, 15 years.

21.  I love eating healthier and eating less food. 
22.  I loathe taking the time to exercise, even though after I exercise, I feel better.
23.  I worry about not setting a good example of being healthy for my girls.
24.  I wonder if I'll ever drink a mocha frappe again.

25.  I love being on vacation far away from real life.
26.  I loathe planning for vacations and packing -- everything before the real vacation.
27.  I worry about how much vacations can cost, lots of savings before too.
28.  I wonder where our next trip will take us.

29.  I love learning and reading and writing.  This equals me time.
30.  I loathe never having the time and energy for all three every day.
31.  I worry that I have too many book when I can't read them all ...
32.  I wonder when I'll have more me time again to learn, read, and write when I want to.

33.  I love being in my home that was built in 1950 by Jon's Grandpa.
34.  I loathe always being on the go, go, go and the to-do list is always too long.
35.  I worry about keeping my house clean and organized and always trying to stay ahead.
36.  I wonder if we will ever decide to move ... to a new home ... to a new city ... to a new state.

37.  I love gaining knowledge and experience as I grow older.
38.  I loathe the idea of being ...  I can't say it ... yet. 
39.  I worry about turning {cough} next year. 

So,  I wonder  if I'll enjoy this year and embrace this number 39.

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My previous birthday lists ...



17 comments:

  1. Such an interesting method of seeing all sides of each topic! I like how "love" and "wonder" sandwich the "loathe" and "worry", so each begins and ends on a positive note. I will have to share this with my teachers, and may even use it as part of my end-of-year library survey!

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  2. This format is so intriguing! I think this could be a great format for all of us and for our students. Thank you for sharing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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  3. Happy Birthday, Michelle! I love the way you structured this post. We all have things we love, loathe, worry, and wonder about. any given topic. As I am approaching a milestone birthday this year and I have quite a few years on you, I can tell you that although there will be ups and downs, the solid foundation you have built will only get better. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Happy birthday! Like several others, I love the structure of this post. I want to try it for a slice. And I think it would be a really fun way to start a PD. I need to keep a list of all of these possibilities. You and several others have been so creative this month!

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  5. Happy birthday Michelle! I love this format and the different angles it lets you explore. I hope you love your day today, loathe when it's over, worry less about the next number and wonder at all the blessings in your life today. Enjoy!

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  6. What a great way to explore different facets of a topic! What a special day with your family near and able to celebrate with you! This will be another great year for you. Happy Birthday!

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  7. Happy happy birthday Michelle! I love that we stay connected, I loathe that we can't share new books in my old office, I worry about the stressors teachers face everyday and I wonder when you Jon and the girls will get out to New Mexico! Great slice as usual my friend! Have a great, great 39th year ;-). xoxo

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  8. Happy Birthday. I love this format. I have lots of ideas bouncing in my head. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. So awesomely creative! Happy Birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Michelle. Each year I remember, oh yes, this is her birthday, & it's always a marvelous reflection. You deserve this special Sunday with family, hope it's just perfect!

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday! Palju õnne sünnipäevaks! Hug.

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  12. Love, love, love this post. Happy birthday, dear writer! Don't forget... age is just a number.
    Really like your yearly writing tradition for your birthday!

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  13. This was a fun format to read. I'll be tucking this away to try sometime. Maybe on my BIG birthday in a few months! Happy Birthday-I hope it was great.

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  14. This is a beautiful slice, written by a wonderfully talented writer! Happy birthday!

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  15. Happy Birthday Michelle (a day late)!!!
    I love your list!
    I loathe that it's over!
    I worry that I missed your birthday!
    I wonder what kind of list you'll make for FORTY! :)
    Happy Happy Birthday!!!

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  16. Wow!
    I so enjoyed reading your list, Michelle.
    I was nodding in agreement many times.

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  17. So many loves, loathes, worries and wonders - a great list. Love the format - I'll have to save that idea for a later slice. Love ya, Mom

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.