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{life} #sol15

Slice of Life  hosted  at the Two Writing Teachers Join in and share a slice of your life. _____________________________________________________ It's one of those weeks in life.   There is so much going on. Everyday.  There is something.  Beyond all the every day stuff. I'm excited, planning,  nervous, worrying,  shopping, wondering,  meeting, more planning frantic, and exhausted. Checking items  off my to do list.  Between home and school.   Celebrations of learning.   Celebrations of birthdays. Yet, it is the week  with such an important day. May first.  That special day  five years ago -- When my husband and I  were given the most precious gifts.  Gifts that could never r

{the sandbox} #sol15

Slice of Life  hosted  at the Two Writing Teachers Join in and share a slice of your life. _____________________________________________________ It was a long, cold winter.  We have been teased with glimpses of spring and even a couple summer like days of sunshine, blue skies, and a warm breeze.  Last Saturday provided us one of those days.  It was just beautiful, so we made our way outside as soon as we could. We worked in the yard all morning: raking old leaves, picking up sticks, trimming plants, and mulching.  Lots of mulching.  The yard looks fresh and new and ready to grow! The girls eyed the sandbox all morning.  "When can we open up the sandbox?" was the question of the day, repeated over and over, hoping that the answer would be "Right now." "Af

{life happens} #sol15

Slice of Life  hosted  at the Two Writing Teachers Join in and share a slice of your life. _____________________________________________________ I had a difficult time deciding what to write about today.  I noticed that over the month of March, when I was writing every day, I could easily see stories all around me.  They shouted in my ear, "There's a great slice. That's a perfect story to share.  I can't wait to capture this moment."  The writing began in my head and then scribbled on sticky notes.  Because the stories were always there.  However, the vision of storytelling has faded with the opportunity of writing every day, even though stories are here for me to tell.  And, so, today, this happened ... because I still decided to just write. _______________

{40 reasons} #sol15

Slice of Life  hosted  at the Two Writing Teachers Join in and share a slice of your life. _____________________________________________________ Today my husband celebrates a big, BIG birthday -- and I'm so lucky and thankful to have spent  the last sixteen years learning about everything that he loves the last (almost) twelve years learning about everything that I love about him the last (almost) five years learning with my daughters why we love our Daddy. Created at _____________________________________________________ Happy, happy 40th birthday Jon!

{#celebratelu this week} #digiPoetry

I'm here to  {celebrate}  with  Ruth Ayres   and  YOU ! Finding the little moments of joy in life. _____________________________________________________ Today I am celebrating: {this week in verse} {challenge} writing and writing every day in march five years of the solsc complete celebrate with *confetti* but then keep writing and writing and writing and celebrating celebrate the habit of storytelling {presentation} attending an all day meeting monday the first day after a relaxing spring break planning for a wednesday training that was an enjoyable stress i needed celebrate relieved presentation exhaustion {difficult conversation} the anticipation (and stress) of a conversation that was necessary led to many opportunities of relationships, learning, and moving forward celebrate new beginnings {a day off} after a long-only-four-day-busy week an extra day of family time was just what was needed even though little was accomp

{spring & believe} #digipoetry

I'm still writing ... poetry! Join in and share! #digiPoetry _____________________________________________________ Inspired by Leigh Anne ... a little book spine poetry! I used some books from my enormous piles of library books waiting to be read. Let me know if you see a book title you suggest I read first. It wasn't as easy as I remembered to create! Spring       The Thing About Spring So Many Days Early Bird Up in the Garden and  Down in the Dirt Thunderboom! Finding Spring This I Believe This I Believe Cinderella Ate My Daughter You're Going to Be Okay Breathe Positive The End of the Rainbow Happily Ever After _____________________________________________________ April is National Poetry Month.  I will dabble in celebrating with others by writing and sharing poetry this month.  Participants can follow along and share on Twitter: #digipoetry.

{everything was right in my world} #digipoetry

I'm still writing ... poetry! Join in and share! #digiPoetry _____________________________________________________ it was a beautiful morning sun shining, blue skies still a little chill in the air everything was right in my world a quick stop on my way to school "large ice tea of caffeine, please" for a refreshing pick-me-up everything was right in my world i paid and quickly asked, "how much for the order for the lady behind me?" everything was right in my world something i have never done before "i'm going to pay for her too" and i handed over a five dollar bill everything was right in my world i'll never forget the memory  the contagious smile on her face and the feeling inside my heart everything was right in my world my smile created a joyous interaction with the server making each other feel like we matter everything was right in my world and then the m

finding my happy again

And so here I am ...   finding my happy again on day thirty-two my mom's morning TFTD also known as  Thought For The Day text new colorful not-so-clicky pens to brighten my writing and my day olw 'breathe' bracelet to remind me daily warm sunshine and sixty degrees finally another bike ride colleagues' undeniable support for a presentation today five of my students completed the SOLSC writing for 31 days with minimal support from me plus one more student that isn't in any of my groups, but we've connected and she wrote too  - look at her reflections! my understanding husband, grumbling all month, and now today hints at possible slices to write reading final slice after final slice inspired by your words i tell myself to rest, to stay away, but after thirty-one days ... i just can't ... i still need to share my happy again.  ___________________________________________________ Stac