November 30, 2016

Slice of Life | First Snow Day



It's early in the morning and winter has arrived!
Schools have been closed with poor road conditions and power outages.
Jim is in the shed pulling out the snow blower so he can get to work.
I will still be doing school work today, but in my pajamas.


https://twowritingteachers.org/2016/07/05/its-tuesday-write-share-give/

November 29, 2016

Slice of Life | Sick Kid


When Ethan woke up in the wee hours with coughing and a sore throat (again), I gave him cold medicine. As my 14-year-old walked back up stairs to bed, I thought about the old days when I needed to be home with him on a sick day. I miss being here for the "quiet-pajama-movie watching-nap filled-waiting on them" days.


https://twowritingteachers.org/2016/07/05/its-tuesday-write-share-give/


November 27, 2016

Sunday's Photograph | Treasures from Glenda


Uncle Norman, Loralee and Glenda
Lutes Home
1968

Dad and Uncle Norman
Mrs. Wilson's Cottage
19--


November 26, 2016

Celebrate | Washer


http://www.ruthayreswrites.com/2016/05/learning-to-treasure-celebrate-this.html


Woke in the middle of the night

Checked Kijiji

Noticed a washer (and dryer) for only $175

Emailed seller

Heard back from him when the world woke up

Said there were many requests coming in but I was first


Thankful I woke in the night

Thankful I checked for washers (had not done so in weeks)

Thankful we were first to respond

Thankful we could get it

Thankful Lorne could help us pick it up

Thankful I can hear a washer running downstairs

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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


November 22, 2016

Slice of Life | Job Wondering


wondering
what it's like
to have a job
that doesn't come home
on the evenings
on the weekends
on holidays
on summer breaks

wondering
what it's like
to not spend my own money
on school supplies for students
on books for our classroom libraries
on containers to put the books in
on student binders and cardstock
on markers, staples, paperclips, post-its
on band aids, Ziploc bags, paper towel
on magnetic letters, cookie sheets
and so much more

but

what would it be like
to not cross paths
with those precious students
and their families
every September

or to work beside
such wonderful people

thank You, God


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using the "write whatever words are on your mind" strategy


https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/challenges/