Friday, March 28, 2014

SOLSC #28 - Currently I'm...

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I was out of town this week for almost two full days.  I made preparations for my family - meals were made and schedules were coordinated.  I made preparations for school - sub plans were made and trust was placed into the hands of my students.  Sounds easy doesn't it?

Why does it seem that leaving is more work than it is worth - both at home and school?

Returning home is exhausting, especially when I have had obligation after obligation after school today.  It is 8:30 and I am just now sitting down to write my slice.

Because I am so late, I am borrowing an idea.  Unfortunately I cannot give credit to where credit is due because I did not write down where I saw it.  So, thank you whoever you are.

Currently I'm...

thanking - Frank Sinatra for the music which was a part of my son's jazz band concert tonight 
needing - to sleep a full eight hours
anticipating - the time to get back to reading and commenting on slices
reading - The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
wishing - someone would go grocery shopping for me
striving - to get my weekend to-do list started 
joining - The Next Chapter Book Club 
loving - watching the NCAA tournament with my family
hoping - to go to bed!
Good night!


  1. This is a great idea. I could see brainstorming a list of verbs with my students to get them started when they're stuck for ideas writing.

  2. Great poem structure! Thanks for sharing. It gets me inspired for National Poetry Month!!

  3. It is always harder to prepare and get ready when leaving. No wonder you are hoping to go to bed and get eight hours of sleep. Jackie

  4. Preparing for and recovering from being out of town is certainly stressful! I like the idea of creating a poem from the -ing verbs. Sounds like you need some down time!

  5. I could have written this post Leigh Ann. Hope you get a good night's sleep and have a quiet weekend.

  6. I so enjoy your blog! It's always like you are right here talking to us!