Monday, June 3, 2013

I Could Write...

          Stacey and Ruth at Two Writing Teachers host the Slice of Life community each Tuesday.  Read and enjoy!

I could write about...
        The marvelous time I've had with my former assistant as my co-teacher this past month, until the end of school-this week!  He will be taking this new position next year, so I will then begin working with him as a coach.  He will be/already is a terrific teacher and I've been blessed to have this chance to work together one more time with him.



I could write about..
                                                           This wonderful class I've been with lately.  They have welcomed me with kindness, adjusted to this 'new' person giving directions, offering advice, and answering my endless questions about where things are.  We had our 'mini' Expo today which is a display of their work in these final two months of the year, with parents and extended family members visiting, exclaiming over work, appreciating the students' accomplishments.

I could write about...
        Spending last Saturday with Imogene, two in mid summer, a delight to spend time with.  She never walks, but runs, yet will slow down enough to read books and play with blocks and cars.  She is a climber, so enjoyed our park time, up and down all over the play space.

I could write about...
         The flowers finally in bloom.  How I've missed them and what a late spring we've had!  But the blooming trees have burst, my annuals are planted and flourishing, and I am finding all manner of surprises in my new garden area!

I could write about...
          An old friend coming to visit this weekend, with two other friends who make a trip together every year.  I have traveled with them several times and they are such fun to be with.  What great timing, to arrive AFTER school is out!

I could write about...
          The continuing wonderful care my husband receives, day in day out.  And I am also given the smiles, the pats, the hellos when I visit each day.  It is truly a blessed place.

I could write about...
          My writing group that will meet Tuesday evening.  We are so excited to see each other again and to celebrate each other's work.  We hope to meet more often this summer and some will miss; sometimes we'll all be together.  No matter what, we all pledge to keep writing!

I could write about...
          The increasing anticipation of the coming trip to All-Write conference in Indiana.  It's less than a month away!

I could write about...
          The importance of adding details in the writing.  But because I'm working full time these days, and I'm visiting my husband at dinner time so don't arrive home until around 7, AND I'm going swimming with the class tomorrow, I'm a little tired.  Next time-the details!


37 comments:

  1. Linda, I love this "I could write about" post. I may borrow it for tomorrow. All Write Conference is on the horizon, and I can't wait to meet some of my blogger friends in person. Love the pic of Imogene at the park.

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    1. Thanks Ramona! It will be so exciting to meet everyone!

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  2. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful things. Imogene is adorable, the flowers are beautiful, so glad to hear your husband is being well cared for, and that you've got lots to look forward to and be grateful for. :)

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    1. It's just one of those times that I hope I remember, Jama. Busy, busy, but that's a good thing! Thank you!

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  3. Life is full - enjoy living the details.

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    1. Exactly, Juliann. Thanks for saying it just right!

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  4. You shared a lot of wonder with us! So grateful to keep moving down what I could write about...
    I loved each piece of your post and can't wait to share an adventure with you :)

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    1. I can hardly wait, either, Bonnie! Lots of fun happening around here!

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  5. I could write...is a neat way to begin and could go in any direction. It's nice to see the words "wonderful", "marvelous", "delight", "fun", "blessed", "excited", and "anticipation"! I can see the way you've chosen joy in your life. And though there's lastly "tired"... what a good tired it must be!

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    1. Thanks Donna. There is a time to enjoy, and the end of school is part of that for sure!

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  6. Love this format, Linda, and what a beautiful and full life! You painted small vignettes of your life and let us see into it. Awesome. And can't wait to meet you at All Write!

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    1. Thanks Katherine. There are so many of us going to be there-what a terrific thing to finally meet, and learn too!

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  7. I like these little snippets of your life. LIke the others, this is a great idea for a post! Will be missing you everyone at All-Write. With going to FlipCon at the beginning of the week, I just couldn't make it work. I'll try to follow along virtually (hopefully someone will tweet-you know how I love Twitter).

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    1. Will miss you-a lot! I hope you explain more what you learn about flipping-and how it's gone for you. I'll do my best to tweet a little-maybe more time this summer to do? Thanks Deb!

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  8. Linda, what a lovely post from a lovely lady. That Imogene! And flowers! And your husband and writing and teaching... thank you for sharing. xo

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    1. Thanks Irene! It's going to be a great June! I haven't commented on your post yet, but looks like exciting things are happening your way, too!

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  9. What a nice snapshot of your life. I'm enjoying flowers, too, but the heat is here. I would love to be meeting you at All Write, but not in the cards (or wallet) for this year. Maybe next year?
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think I need to get to the south sometime too, Margaret. Hopefully we can meet someday! Thank you!

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  10. I am so envious that you have a writing group. I have thought about starting one never sure who to try and reel in. We shall see, maybe someday. I cannot tell you how excited I am to see everyone at ALL WRITE!!! it is going to be fun fun fun!

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    1. I actually just put the invitation out there to our staff, Betsy, & some responded. There are 8 of us, 1 who will be leaving the school so won't be able to participate any more, but we 7 will be continuing on. It would be great to have others, but 7 is plenty. We meet for 4 or more hours & have such a great time. Can't wait to meet you too!

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  11. I love the format of this post, with snapshots (or teasers, if you will) of things that could be fleshed-out more. Slices within slices!

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    1. Thanks Stacey. You're right-slices within slices! Great term!

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  12. A lovely and busy time, Linda - many opportunities to revel in...and write about!

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  13. So jealous about the All Write wish I was going to be there with you. Have a great time, and maybe you "could write" about it when you return!

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    1. Ha! Tammy, you are clever to tell me that I 'could write'. I will miss you too!

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  14. Sorry I cannot reply now, but will get to your posts later, after my evening group. Thanks everyone!

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  15. Your life is certainly full of joy in so many ways right now, Linda! I could feel your happiness in each of these little snippets. And the ending was so cute and funny! We will enjoy hearing about the details another time! :-)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer-much to write about for sure!

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  16. You shared some amazing, beautiful things. Lovely.

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  17. I loved your post so much today that I used it as my mentor text! The picture of Imogene is precious! Looking forward to All Write too!

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    1. Thank you Robin! It will be so much fun meeting everyone, won't it? Can't wait!

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  18. What a great structure when there is so much to say, but so little time. I could have used this for today's slice. I will have to file this away in my mind and pull it out someday. I'm counting the days until we all meet.

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    1. Thanks Elsie, it was fun to do. And I am excited to finally get many of us together too!

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  19. I would gladly have the details on all the things you "could write about". Sounds like it has been an especially busy time.

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    1. Yes, it has been very busy, and Beverley, I am tired! You haven't said anything, but have you retired? You mentioned leaving a long while ago so I just wondered!

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