Saturday, June 20, 2015
Celebrating a Rainy Perspective
It's been raining all week and if I was counting it probably rained all last week too. Rain slows me down and reminds me to take some time to do those projects that have been on the back burner for a while as of course gives me extra time for reading. Ii's been a fun week with our daughter home from Charleston with time to visit as we continue to build family memories. Both kids are home time weekend and this makes my heart warm. A mother never sleeps better when she knows both her children are at home - it's a true blessing that I never take for granted.
My next celebration is one of learning at home! Which is perfect for me since I chose to stay home this summer and not attend the summer conferences that I have typically gone too. It really is amazing that I could sit at home on my deck and feel like I was at Allwrite15 through twitter. I wrote several ideas in my WNB and tweeted out and felt like I was almost there. Perfect for me.
I'm also excited for virtual book clubs that I am gong to try and participate in this summer. #CyberPD has chosen Digital Reading by Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass. I'm on Chapter 4 and already taking notes and reminded constantly it's not about the tool it's about the learning. Secondly, though Facebook, I have joined a Notice and Note group which is going to read certain pages weekly and comment so we can all learn together. Virtual PLN at home in Ostrander-perfect for me.
Thanks to Ruth Ayre's for reminding us to celebrate every week. Her post today was a beautiful reminder about the importance of friends and our writing communities. Have a great week - stay dry or find a great book!!
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"Rain slows me down..." Me too!! I too am staying home for much of my summer and I like the idea of virtually participating in PD. Enjoy and happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by today! Isn't it fun when the rain gives us permission to slow down.Delete
Being connected without leaving home - sometimes the best choice. You have many exciting learning opportunites going on. Having the family together feels great. I am learning to appreciate it more and more.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting today. As I grow older as well as our children I have realized the importance of time and celebrating all family memories. Have a great week!!Delete
The rain seems a little depressing, but you're right - it can help us with concentrating on indoor projects. I love your online learning. Isn't it amazing all the PD that's possible without ever leaving home?! That's something to celebrate!ReplyDelete
It's great that you're able to find ways to educate yourself and engage with others without having to worry about expenses of going somewhere when traveling! Can't wait to hear your progress!ReplyDelete