Sunday, February 24, 2008

One Deep Breath: Ink

I looked at ODB this morning, shocked to find another weekly prompt generator is closing up, moving on. I haven't been consistent in my postings and probably won't until the end of March. All my concentration is on the national board writing for teaching. I must send everything off by March 31st.
Last week, the day after Valentine's Day, my computer crashed. My husband and I had been talking about a laptop. Suddenly, we were forced into action. So today, I am typing on my new computer. It feels decadent. In the meantime, we had the computer looked at and it was a monitor issue (so now we will get a flat screen)and it will also return with 1 gig of memory(it had way less than that) this has I believe, 2 gigs.

The prompt was "ink"

keys click, thoughts race
printer spits another draft
out, revision

entry completed
more straw in the mind waits to
become golden words

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It has been so much fun to get the prompts from the One Deep Breath site. I so appreciate their dedication over the last year and a half. Their prompt in October 2006 inspired me to set up this blog. Thank you for that Jennifer and Susan, the women who created the blog.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day: My Heart Sings

I love Valentine's Day. As a child whose birthday was so close to Valentine's Day, my mother often made me a heart shaped cake. Then the giving and receiving of Valentines as school and the excitement leading up to it. That has not changed at school, students have been wild with excitement this week. A kindergartener told me "Tomorrow's Thanksgiving!"she was so filled with anticipation. Her classmates quickly corrected her.

So today here are two other reasons my heart sings:

It is my 16th wedding anniversary. You might have thought my anniversary was two days ago. I arrived home to a wonderful bouquet of roses. I was told that he was worried they would run out of them. I think maybe he caught the some of the kindergartener's anticipation.

Today the CYBILS Awards were announced. These are the top books in children's and young adult literature as determined by a dedicated community of kidlitosphere bloggers.
To find out who won in a variety of categories, visit here. I sat on the poetry committee for the second year. What fun books to read and them choose as the best in poetry. The finalists are all winners in my book. Here is the list of the finalists.

So capture that child like spirit and let your heart sing today. Happy Valentine's Day!