Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Dust Flies...And She Writes a Post.


Link up at www.twowritingteachers.wordpress.com.  We are so grateful for this community. 

Watch out!  The dust you see flying is from the blog getting a good shake out.  September people.  No blogging since September.  Lots of life, excitement, and stories to share since then.  But no blogging.  While at first I was feeling bad, I figured I was just out collecting stories to share with you.  That's all.  

I'm so happy I saw this link on Twitter this morning: 


Michelle provided the inspiration for my short post.  But it was just what I needed to jump start blogging again.  Thanks Michelle!  

today:  I'll spend most of my day alone.  Writing, reading, planning, cleaning and sorting too.  I'm so excited for all of it!  (Fist bumps all around.)

today:  There is fresh snow in Iowa.  My kids are still on the farm, and so my backyard is a blanket of white.  I love that.  The perfect backdrop for where I'll be spending most of the day.  And I'll slip on some trail shoes and squeeze in a mile later.  
want to be:  right where Jesus would have me be.  What a ride this fall has been.  I've loved every minute of it.  (There's a blog post on that coming later...stay tuned.)
blessings:  My family, friends, teachers...the list could go on.  
thinking:  I have been given a way to use 45 minutes of my day at school differently.  Today I'll be thinking about how to use that time.  What would you do in a first grade classroom with a "new" block of 45 minutes?  The sky is the limit today.  Let's hear your ideas.  
planning:  for the rest of the school year as a teacher, and as a Wife and Mama.  
writing:  more now that Graduate school is over. (It's cool.  I passed, and there is a post brewing on that too.)  That's the plan!  
loving:  time to slow down and rest.  I'll work today, but I love working at a different pace.   
grateful:  for Faith, Family, Friends, and Time to reflect.  

and today {again}: i am thankful for time to slow down.