Friday, May 26, 2017

Another Chapter - A Nonet



It's Poetry Friday, and Margaret Simon from Reflection of the Teche has the round-up.

Different times write different chapters, but all are written in my book of life.  At times, I anticipate the end of the day, wishing I could erase the choices I made, the words I said, and the actions I took.

Other days, I linger in the day, wishing it could last just a little bit longer.

But each day moves on while adding another chapter.


Awhile back, I played with writing a nonet.  A nonet is a nine line poem, with the first line having nine syllables and counts down to the last line which has one syllable.  It was one of those days when I had time to linger in the goodness of the day.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

That Time of Year - Celebrate 2017 (fourteen)



Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share the celebrations from our week. 

Four more days - I have four school days left.  It has been a long year, and I am ready for time to refuel with days in the sun, reading and writing when and where I want and taking things at my own pace.

At the end of these four days, my teaching partner will be retiring.  I taught with her my first year in fifth grade and followed her to the middle school.  It has been just the two of us for three years, and I will miss her terribly.

Pool time - My sister opened her pool this week.  This is where I spend almost every afternoon during the summer and is where my sister, my daughter and I solve all the world's educational problems.

Graduation Open Houses - My first class of 4th graders are graduating this year.  I have enjoyed watching them grow up and become such wonderful role models for my current students.  I am honored that some of them of invited me to share their important day.

It is the time of year when we look back and reflect, yet we also look forward to the days ahead.  It is the the time of year where we celebrate all we have accomplished and anticipate the celebrations to come.

Have a wonderful week and may you find many celebrations along the way!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Simple Thought ~ Celebrate 2017 (thirteen)



Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share the celebrations from our week. 

I can't believe it has been a month since I have written a blog post.  While participating in the March Slice of Life challenge, I felt like I did more slapping of words on paper than actually writing.  To some people, "slapping words" is still a form of writing.  But I want more than that.

The words have been floating around in my head, but none have made their way out.  

My page is blank.

I have been absent in my writing communities:  Slice of Life, Celebrate this Week, Poetry Friday, Spiritual Journey Thursday.  I have missed them, but it hasn't been enough to pull me out of my word drought.

Until today.

I thought about writing a celebration post.  I actually had an idea worth writing about.  After I opened my computer and found my way back to my blog, I saw I had a new comment. (I don't check my gmail account which gives me comment notifications.)  

It was a simple message.  



Ironically, Loralee has done this before. She seems to know just when I need a boost.

Take some time today to let someone know you are thinking of them.  It might just be what they need to celebrate once again.