Saturday, July 30, 2011

This Moment

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.  (From Soulemama- see link in sidebar) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still Writing...

Just a quick note to say that I am still writing and have a grand total of 3 papers/projects/porfolio due next week so that I most likely will not do a blog post until after I have finished the National Writing Project. Check back in next week.....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

National Writing Project

This year, I decided to spend the month of July with the National Writing Project of NH doing their summer writing institute.  It's 4 days a week from 9-4 for 5 weeks.... and it's intensive.  We are almost half way and I am tired.  It's a fantastic group of people including some teachers from the Dominican Republic. We are writing, researching, and talking about writing in a way that makes me reinvigorated to go back in the fall.  I was definitely not feeling as excited about teaching writing when I started.  However, so much for breaking my caffeine addiciton because it is back on.  So I leave you with this:
It is not organic.  There are no vegetables inside.  The acid is wrecking havoc with my stomach and I don't exactly need the cream either.  Ugh!  As I have been saying all week, I'll get off caffeine (again) next week.  

Here's to happy writing!  Oh, btw I am just brimming with ideas about how to revise my Nano novel.  It came to me in the shower after talking to my new writing buddies.  I'm excited!


Friday, July 8, 2011

This Moment

{this moment}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.  (From Soulemama- see link in sidebar) 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Bunk Beds

Elliot has been hankering after bunkbeds for the last few months.  Thanks to a discount furniture place in town and some friends and relatives who were stumped about what to get a seven year old who has a million legos and stuffies already for his birthday, we got bunk beds for the big boy.  My brother and dad came and put them together and surprised him before his party.  Of course, I am now obsessing about the sheets and quilts.  I have yet to make a twin sized quilt and really want to make ones for the kid's beds.  I am thinking about either the pinwheels in the park pattern  found at this link or this one: skipping squares pattern.  I am thinking of doing the second pattern with the colors of the first- so a white background with lots of that icy blue, red, and a few greens.  I like how crisp it looks.  If you have an opinion about which way I should go, leave a comment.  Remember that I have to make two of these puppies, one for each bed. 
Note:  I am obsessing about sewing so that I won't obsess about the moutain of homework that I have for my summer program.