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We’v all heard the excuses, some creative, some down right pathetic. Sometimes, I am moved by a student’s honesty. Tonight, I’m just plain honest – I had about 3 different stories running through my mind to slice about. Maybe I’d share the hilarity of my 5-year-old daughter’s attempt to get a jump on her curves […]
Earlier this week, we had a day where there was a pocket of time unaccounted for in the late afternoon. It was too many minutes not to do something, but not quiet enough to make it worth the trip home and back. We planned a trip to our local library which was renovated about ten […]
Yesterday, I read this slice by Nicole over at More Than Blueberries, and I’m excited to sit and start my day this way. This day, that yawns before me wide with possibility of doing much, which ironically is sometimes even more relaxing and satisfying than doing nothing. Today, I long to make the use of […]
It’s amazing how two words can change so much. In fact, there’s so much about life that can be encapsulated by two tiny words… “I do…” “A boy…” “No way…” “Call me…” “Be careful…” “I’m sorry…” “A girl…” “Forgive me…” “Love you…” At first, I thought it was his alarm and a few rings later […]
Every year, I’m surprised by how quickly the time has flown by, and how I could possibly be so blessed to be the mother of such an amazing kid. Today, we celebrated Calder’s 7th birthday. The cookies were ready to take into his classroom, balloons of his favorite color were scattered across the dining room […]
Over the weekend, I noticed the Challenge Within a Challenge post and started strong. I commented on 10 blogs right away because I know how much I look forward to the feedback from other writers. Then, Sunday was crazy busy and I was barely able to post, and the same holds true for the […]
I walked up the ramp from the receiving dock, and instinctively headed left toward his classroom. Then, I heard the bounce of a ball, and the pure joy of my kids’ laughter. Stopping, I listened for a moment before immediately heading the opposite direction toward the gym. As I neared, I picked up on just […]
Sometimes, the truest form of slicing comes on those days when the greatest way to capture it is with a six-word story. Here’s mine this springing forward Sunday… One of those great, tiring days!
A few years ago I trained (sporadically) for the Detroit Half-Marathon. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the training was staying consistent. I’d look at my schedule for the day or week, then look at what I was supposed to run, and more days than I’d like to admit, I wasn’t able to fit in […]
I leaned on the dark brick of the building, wearing my coat and scarf out of habit, my face turned up toward the brilliance overhead. I listened as a teacher jingled the bell, and watched as kids filed into two lines at the stairs, flushed from their much-needed outdoor play. The gift of sunshine, of […]