Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How Does This Happen?


I do not know how this happens. I have every intention of slicing. My week is spent noticing small moments, drafting ideas in my mind, and thinking how nice it will be to return to the regular practice of writing.

And then I wake up and realize I did it again - went to bed without posting a slice. I have a few minutes until it is Tuesday midnight on the East Coast and I better get some words down. Generally, at that point, I think "What's the point?" and mentally berate myself ending with a vow to get back on the slicing train next week.

Sigh.

Monday, April 30, 2018

What I've Read This Month

What I've Read This Month...



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Paperdoll Revelations

As she removes the white wig from Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton's head on her new paperdoll (obtained on our "Greatest City In The World" Spring Break) I say, "Aren't you surprised to find she actually has such dark hair?!"

"No", my eight year old replies. "I knew because of her eyebrows. Eyebrows show the real color of someone's hair. Look at mine, you can see I have orange hair, which you can also tell from my personality."

"What do you mean by that?" I ask, trying to not chuckle or assume anything about her understanding of stereotypes.

"Redheads are kind of fiesty and so am I. We have big emotions."

Saturday, March 31, 2018

What I've Read This Month

What I've Read This Month...



We Made It!

31 of 31 - SOLSC 2018


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Brrr! It's cold and early, but I'm up and heading out. I'm trying my luck in the Hamilton standby line this morning.

The things we do for our children!

It's possible I'm not back in the room until March has slipped away. Thanks to everyone at Two Writing Teachers for another grand opportunity for showing up and writing every day this month.

See you all Tuesday!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lady Liberty

30 of 31 - SOLSC 2018


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Arduous

29 of 31 - SOLSC 2018


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It really isn't as much about the flight itself, though I would give that up for three clicks of my heals as an alternative. The arduous part is really everything else. (And I'm not even talking about the planing, prep, and packing!)

Once we are ready to head out the door we have to get to the airport. That comes after working a full day at school followed by a drive of more than 300 km. We then have to park the truck and get a taxi to the airport, since there aren't any long term parking options in Jeddah.

Line to get into the airport.
Line to get to the check in counters.
Line at the counters to drop bags.
Line to get to immigration.
Line at immigration.
Line to check we've been through immigration.
Line at security. (Women this way - gents, that way!)
Line to get a snack: Tim Horton's bagel!
Find a place to hang out while we wait.
Line at boarding counter.
Line at passport check.
Line to get on the bus.
Line up the stairs to board the plane.
Line down the aisle to our seats.

Next stop, the "Greatest City In The World!" 
#werk