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It's been a lovely week, starting with spending the day with Ingrid last Sunday. Since starting kindergarten, she seems to want some quiet play at home on the weekend, and this time at my home. It was a pleasure, and we did fit in a trip to the library for a few books!
My week at work was terrific. The book group reading A Separate Peace finished, with good conversation again about the book. And I began meeting teachers a little more regularly. Because teachers write a unit of study with their students' input, at least begin the process, these past two days were spent at school without students so that teachers can get a head start in the work to be done. Step by step the school work begins. Talking about the non-fiction research involved, the different genres of writing that can be included as products, like fiction stories, takes time, thought, knowledge, and adding to our knowledge through our own research. These two days are terrific, not enough, but a big help for planning, whether alone or in collaboration.
And, the little things: I got my hair cut! We had rain last night, dropping temperatures, my lovely radiators cranked on, love it! There was a bit of snow when I woke up this morning! Yep, fall/winter is coming! I guess I'm celebrating sweaters and cozy blankets! The flowers are okay, not a hard freeze at all. Plus, I took my car to have some work done this am. I drive an old Honda, still going well, but it does need some repair now & then. So this weekend I get to drive a rental, a brand-new baby blue Nissan Versa. It certainly drives with a little more zip than my car, fun to have, at least for a few days.
Finally, one big thing! This is my 800th post. With those of you still here, we started blogging in March of 2011, taking the Slice of Life Challenge. It's been an adventure doing so much writing, creating, connecting. I've thought all week about what I would say about my rewards through the doing! There's a few things:
The best thing: meeting so many of you online, then sometimes in person, learning about your own lives, hopes and dreams.
The next best thing: writing, learning sometimes what works and what doesn't, reading others' writing to both enjoy and learn from, personally and professionally.
The last best thing: Capturing what has been important to me in all the ups and downs has helped me live my life, take on challenges I never knew I could handle. Today, another post gave me this gift from Mother Teresa, so I pass it on to all of you with thanks for connecting with me as often as you can:
“May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are
exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget
the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself
just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”
- Mother Teresa
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