If you want to teach me to write, first you have to love me. ~AVI

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Slice of Life


Sparkling sunsets.

Crisp mornings.

Overflowing baskets.

Farmer’s Market.

Tomato slices.

Peach pie,

peach cobbler,

just peaches!

Zucchini, cucs,

green beans,

Big salads.

Buttery cobs.

Lunch dates.

Ravenous reading!

Classroom set-up.

School supplies.

New shoes.

New books.

Old books.

Favorite books.

Book baskets.

Lake days.

Kayak paddling.

So much to love!

So much to savor!


It starts slowly, but picks up momentum as August progresses. It's that exciting time for teachers. It's time to think about the coming school year. Summer slips away in August. The air has a different feel. Crisp, cool evenings and crisper, cooler mornings. The sunsets are beautiful, but occur much earlier than last month. But summer hasn't left us yet. There are sunny days to savor, a "TBR" summer stack to be read, lunch dates, projects. With a predicted high for tomorrow in the mid-eighties I can avoid the calendar and pretend that it is a lazy hazy July day! You will most likely find me lounging with a book in my lap, sipping peach tea, savoring summer! I'll go back to August on Thursday! Slice of Life Tuesday is at Two Writing Teachers amazing blog! I have thought about writing many times this summer, but have gotten side tracked until today.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Remembering and Reaching

Family, friends, flowers, the beach, the lake, some sewing, a little writing, lots of good books...not too much blogging. But I sure have been enjoying this summer and getting rejuvenated for a new school year. It's not that I am at a loss for ideas. I think about getting back in the saddle. I check in a few times a week at my favorite blogs and am in awe of those of you that balance much more on a daily basis.

So, today this first Poetry Friday, my thinking veered to my O.L.W. ~ One Little Word for 2011.
There are many ways to reach, many things to reach for, but for me it often seems to come back to balance.
or dance perhaps.

Sometimes baby steps,

sometimes leaps.

Dive in deep

take a chance
Close your eyes
Make a wish

make a splash

or just be still.
You'll find the way

to reach
a balance

Happy Poetry! Happy Friday! Happy Summer! Libby is hosting Poetry Friday today over at A Year of Literacy Coaching.