Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time Keeps On Slippin'...


How does it happen? You 'slice' at the last minute one week, realizing that this is not preferable nor sustainable so you set the goal to write sooner the following week and then you realize you have done it again. As teachers know, this time from Christmas Break until Spring Break has a tendency to drag on, so I am not complaining that another week has passed in the blinking of an eye, but geez!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

OLW entry that doesn't contain One Little Word



Not your typical OLW entry as I don't have a word! What? How can this be a OLW entry without a word? Read on.

The past few years the OLW thing has really taken off. If you know me, you would think that it would be right up my ally. I am all about concise. I love reflection. A mantra - yes, please! Goals are a regular part of my life. So why can't I get on the OLW bandwagon?

I have no idea.

Finally I am OK with living amongst all of you OLW folks and not being a part of the 'game'. I have decided that I can live on the outside of this 'inner circle' of posts and thoughts and be OK with it.

Anyone else?

Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Monday - What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Untitled Advent Poem


The prophets have set the stage
over and over.
They were listening.
They tried to prepare us.


Mary & Joseph are trudging
over hill and dale.
90 miles is not an easy walk
and one of them is pregnant,
very pregnant.

The shepherds have no idea that they
will soon be illuminated - 
in the night
and in their hearts.

The magi are always seeking,
yet not yet following The star
that leads to The One!

Where do I fit into this story?
This story that was first told ages ago

and yet is told again and again each Advent 
as the Church starts a new year
This story that still has a place for me.

Am I listening?
Am I journeying?

Shall I allow the Light in?
Will I seek The One?


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Happy St. Nicholas Day



At 91 my grandmother needed assistance with her shopping, but when it came to purchasing Hallmark cards for everyone all she needed was a ride to the store. On this particular outing we passed Santa in the mall. "I've never had my picture taken with Santa" she happens to mention. Well, I couldn't let that go! She has been gone for nearly eight years now. Stopping to take this picture is something I am so thankful for (and she'll never know that I have cropped myself out as she couldn't possibly sit on Santa's lap without me - ha!)

Happy St. Nicholas Day everyone!