Tag Archive: wn entry

Starting the Day (Ruth’s SOLS 2/31)

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It begins still and dark, then beeps and stretches. Shower running, light streaming in from the bathroom, I know my time is running short. He comes close and kisses my forehead, “Are you… Continue reading

Hello March! (Ruth’s Slice of Life)

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Hello March: I’m glad you’re here — even though you are filled with blustery weather and even a bit of snow, I’ve been waiting for you.  Waiting for the hope that is in… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Keep You Forever Hug.

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I am fortunate for so many reasons, but for today’s slice it is because I get to be a mom. Just like every morning I gave Sam and Stephanie, Mom and Dad hugs good… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Driving.

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I spend a lot of time in the car.   Not only do I drive fifty minutes to get to the school where I’m currently working, but I also drive during the day, between… Continue reading

Why Memoir Monday?

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When I giggle at my goal as a fifth grader to write a story a day, collecting thick purple folders of words and pictures, stapled into books, I remember the process of learning to… Continue reading

Slice of Life: Conferring

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There’s a kid in my class that I’m continually impressed by.  His answers are straight-out honest and typically thoughtful.  He participates, even though at first glance I didn’t think he would.  And yesterday… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: The Morning.

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About a year ago I recorded our bedtime routine — I should do that again, considering there’s two extra kids in on the gig.  It’s funny, though, how much of it is still… Continue reading

Ruth’s Slice of Life: 5:23 am

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Each morning, near 5:20 am, I am reflecting on my daily bible reading and devotions.  A hot cup of tea keeps my frigid hands warm.  I am completely ready for the day —… Continue reading

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Thanksgiving

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Growing up, we traveled deep into the hills of the Ozarks in Arkansas for Thanksgiving dinner with my grandparents.  We used to sing, “Through the river and over the hills to Grandma’s house… Continue reading

Response PLEASE!

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I was asked to submit  a piece of writing for a little newsletter the All-Write Consortium is putting together.  The focuse for this issue is Why Workshop?  So I refined a poem that… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Shopping Fools.

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On Saturday morning the little guy wanted to join me on some errands.  I relented.  Even though I was looking forward to some time alone, just browsing through stores, I chose him instead.  … Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Good Mail.

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It’s unexpected time alone right now.  I was headed off to grab my laptop in order to get some work done and not be sucked into the blog world.  On the way, I… Continue reading

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Getting Laney.

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Earlier this week I wrote a quick write in my writer’s notebook about getting my cabbage patch kid.  (Last week for Memoir Monday, I toyed with the So What? of writing about Laney.)  I… Continue reading

Ruth’s Slice of Life: Messy Bedroom.

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I read in Katie Wood Ray’s Study Driven: Showing what surrounds a character can help the reader understand a lot about the character (34). It inspired me to write about my daughter’s bedroom… Continue reading

Memoir Monday: Sascha 1999 – 2008.

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From TWT_2  My dog died on Saturday around 5:30 pm.  Actually, it’s unfair to say my dog, because during the school year, she was Andy’s dog.  She was my dog during the summers.  It’s… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: An Original Acrostic.

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With the start of the year, I’ve noticed several teachers having students use their names to make acrostic poems.  I was reminded of a post Stacey wrote * about encouraging meaning in acrostic… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: October.

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Here’s a Slice of Life that I can hardly wait to experience . . . (Is it a SOLS if it’s yet to come?  I suppose, since I’ve experienced it in the past!)… Continue reading

fierce wonderings

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  Fierce wonderings is a term coined by Ralph Fletcher in his book A Writer’s Notebook, which if you don’t have, you need to go straight to Amazon.com & order it!  I’ve been privileged to… Continue reading