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Back to School Challenge Day 05: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Back to School Challenge Day 05: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Day 05:Share your own story about what or who fostered the love of reading in yourself.Oh, boy, I could go on for ages about this. And I kind of do over on my Meet the Cast page. So if you want the details of exactly how these people influenced me, you should check it out. Mrs. Veissleman, my first and second grade teacherMs. Kephart, my fifth grade teacherMy motherMs. Allevan, a high school English teacherMs. Vondrachek, a high school English teacherMs. Symond (ne’ Martin), a high school English teacherMy co-workersMy horrible teenage years when I hated everyone and everything. Books were an escape and still are for me.Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 Day 7 | Day 8 (did not participate) | Day 9 Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 22, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 06: Up Fronts for Mid-Season Schedule

Back to School Challenge Day 06: Up Fronts for Mid-Season Schedule

Day 06:Back to School means time to get organized and start fresh. What are some steps you’ll take on your blog to keep things flowing smoothly or change things up?I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. After my feature over on Gin’s Book Notes, I feel the need to share more of my photography. It’s another love of mine and since I started my blog in December, I’ve gotten away from going outside, exploring and taking pictures. So tentatively, I’m planning, after the first of the year, to change up my posting schedule. I’ve got lots of posts scheduled right now so I can’t easily make the change now. I also need to get back to organizing my digital photo collection so that I can be better equipped to share those images. I’m kind of excited about this change. And I’m sure that my excitement will overwhelm me where I end up making the schedule change before January 1! So how about you? How are you going to liven things up or get your arms around your workload now that we are “back to school?” Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 23, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory Lane

Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory Lane

Day 03: Share your most memorable school memory.My elementary school days were spent at a small Catholic school. The classes were small and we were required to attend Mass on Fridays. Each Friday a different grade was in charge of Mass. My very first Mass, my little brother was born. I was staying with my grandmother and my dad, who was never able to come to many of my school events during the day because of work, was waiting for me in the back of church before everything kicked off. He told me I had a baby brother. Then my class walked down the main aisle, lined up in front of the alter and started to sing a song to start Mass. Only a few bars into the song, I started crying. No one is sure whether is was pure joy at the birth of my brother, my father’s unexpected presence at Friday Morning Mass or stage fright, but I just let the tears go. And until I go through 3rd grade, every time I had to get in front of people during Mass, I would start crying!I eventually got over my stage fright and when I got to high […]

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Back to School Challenge Day 04: Take My Advice

Back to School Challenge Day 04: Take My Advice

Day 04: If you are a parent, or have advice for parents…what do you do (or thing would work) to foster the love of reading in your kids?This is my sister. Everyone say, HI! (Oh, and feel free to Oo and Ah over my adorable nephew.) If you have kids, or are involved with kids in any fashion, you should do what my sister does. She reads to her kids. And not just little kid books! I remember one time a couple years ago when I was visiting and my sister was reading one of the Little House on the Prairie books to my niece, Anna. Kim didn’t force Anna to sit down and listen, she just let Anna wander around the room while she read. I sat and listened. Now I haven’t read the “Little House” books in ages. Kim got to the part where the family is forced to ford a creek and their dog drowns. My sister read those words, stopped and as our eyes met, we both shouted, THEIR DOG DROWNED?! Neither of us remembered that. Anna just kept wandering around the room playing on her own while my sister and I marveled at the simplicity […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 21, 2014