Monday, June 25, 2012

What are you reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts added an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both. Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.

Here is what I have read in the past month. I enjoyed many of these books for a variety of reasons. In fact, there is not a dud in the bunch.

I enjoyed many, but none that I need to shout about.

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Enhancing Writing Instruction by Bonnie Campbell Hill and Carrie Ekey

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner

Meet Me In The Middle by Rick Wormeli

Disclaimer: This is my first post from an iPad with Blogsy. At this point it Felt clunky to do it this way, but it is here.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thank You–3 years on

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Three years ago, today, four units of other people’s blood and great medical care saved my life.

Thank you to all of you who donate blood.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Inspired to Link

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I was going to tell you about the book I am reading and how it is very timely with all that has been going on in Egypt right now.

And then I read this.

I have to say that I am not surprised. I have heard people, as they sat across the table from me, share worse experiences. I know more than a few people who will only cross by land to avoid the nastiness that can go on at this airport.

Many times I have stated my surprise that they weren't Googling people. (Guess that finally occurred to them as well.) I know this new tactic could put an end to my visits as I don't keep my opinion to myself on these matters. I am not going as far as starting a new category called "To Deny Me Entry Look Here", but neither am I going to keep my mouth shut either.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The only good thing

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I will leave out a detailed photo, as there is no pleasant way to take a close look at conjunctivitis. The only good thing was in the timing. 

Friday mornings nothing is open and no one is up and around so a Friday morning trip to the ER (no such thing as Urgent Care here) is the most efficient doctor’s visit you will ever experience. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. 

Plus, the only pharmacy open for at least the next nine hours was the hospital. Jump start on the antibiotics not only meant faster improvement in body and spirit, but also the faster we could all be back at school.