Thursday, March 26, 2015

{#sol15} 26/31 Nothing to Do

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I looked around
Checked all my piles
Double checked my to-do list

I looked again.
Checked my lesson plans
Triple checked my to do list

It was 3:30 on a school day and
THERE WAS NO SCHOOL WORK TO DO

Really.

Nothing.

I have lesson plans for my classes done for the next two weeks. I have all student blog post graded, fiction pieces graded, Romeo and Juliet webquests graded. All entered into the grade book.

Of course, tomorrow it will all start coming in again.

But for today

THIS ENGLISH TEACHER HAS NOTHING TO DO!

Guess I'll go home and pack for the weekend and work on my grad class.

There's always something....


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

{#sol15} 25/31 Merry March 25th!

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Things to love about March 25th!

  • We had school today! (No snow day)
  • The snow we got Sunday and last night has melted a lot
  • Even though there is snow on the ground, the weather is getting nicer.
  • My houseplants are starting to bloom because the sun is warmer!
  • American Idol is on TV because it's a Wednesday!
  • So is Nashville
  • I'm guessing, but there are about 40 days of school left (with kids)
  • 3 days until we go to Rockin Baconfest in Spencer, Iowa
  • I get to see the grandkids this weekend
  • And I get to see my friends!
  • My tulips don't look any worse for the wear because of TWO winter events
  • Chloe and I can now walk every day after school
  • It's almost lake time

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

{#sol15} 24/31 The Fallback Post

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Every year I have a day (or two or three) where I have trouble thinking of things to write. Just in case, I always have a fallback post. A listy type of post I can use. Many slicers this year have used the "Currently" post, but I used that last year. Luckily, I found a new one...

Found at Wanderlust
I am really hoping we don't miss another day of school tomorrow. Right now we have freezing rain which is supposed to turn into snow.  Could be  messy morning...

I keep emails from fellow slicers that mean a lot to me. I like to go back and read them when I need a pick me up.  I have a little folder in my email so I don't accidentally trash them.

I wish I could meet the slicers whose emails I keep.  One of these days I will. It's my promise to myself!

I love my house. I loved it from the first day we walked into it. It was a wreck, but the sun shone into the dining room and just made it feel so cozy. I get that feeling to this day whenever I walked into our house.

I dance with my friends whenever we go to listen to bands. And sometimes I dance in the dining room when I'm by myself.

I sing in the car whenever I drive by myself. I always have several CDs with me that I can sing along to. 

I think this year has been easier to write slices every day. Maybe it just seems that way since I started writing at night. More has happened to me. I've had more time to think..... but after five years, shouldn't it get easier?

I really need to get caught up on grading. If we do have a snow day tomorrow, I WILL get everything done.

I need to go to bed!  I can hardly keep my eyes open.

I should, however, grade one more set of papers before I do that.

I can Always do them tomorrow afternoon after our inservice meetings.

I like traveling in the summer. My husband and I are starting to talk about trips we'd like to go on this year. So far, Nashville seems to be the place.

I make lots and lots of lists. There is a list for just about everything in my life. Pretty soon, I'll have lists of my lists!

I always feel so accomplished when I finish my slice for the day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

{#sol15} 23/31 I Was Going to....

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I was going to write about...

SPRING

My TULIPS and HYACINTHS peeking out of the ground

The GRASS turning green

The SUN feels warm on the skin.

My LAKE box is filling up with all the necessities.

BUT

Mother Nature had other ideas.


10 inches of snow fell Sunday night into Monday morning

10 INCHES

This was the most snow we had at one time all winter! So, of course, we had a 

Snow Day

But snow days can be blessings in disguise. I planned a few lessons, worked on my grad class, cleaned a bit and took a nap. 

Spring is still coming, it's just taking its own sweet time getting here!





Sunday, March 22, 2015

{#sol15} 22/31 Balancing Life

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This weekend my husband and I took a trip to my hometown to visit my family. I fully intended to write a post yesterday, but we were simply having too much fun and enjoying the time together for me to stop and write.

We watched basketball on Friday night

Found a great little shop full of fun things for the house and the lake

Went out to eat

Had a surprise visit with my oldest son and his family

Watched some more basketball

Coffee and conversation, just me and my mom

No school work,
No internet,
No disruptions of any kind

And I am OK with that.

Because it's all about 

Balance



Thursday, March 19, 2015

{#sol15} 19/31 Words

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Words
We toss them around and 
take them for granted

We think there are words for 
every situation
every feeling
every moment

But
sometimes
You find that the right words
just haven't been invented yet


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[#sol15] 18/31 Wanna Go for a Walk?

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Wanna go for a walk? Huh? Huh? Wanna? Come on! I've been inside all day and I need to move!





Look. We'll just go right down the path. We don't have to go for very long.
But it's really nice out. I know it's not sunny, but it's not cold.  Come on, come on, come on!!!!!!!!




How about this. I'll hold the leash and all you have to do is follow me. OK?

That way you can just enjoy the walk. I'll do all the work!




So. Are you with me?  We have just enough time to go before Dad gets home from work!




OK. Fine. I'll come back and walk with you. But can we please go now?