SOLSC17: 28/31, Not Sure I Have Much Today 

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

Today, I am not sure about writing. Is it the anticipation of spring break? Is it that I am writing late Monday so it will post overnight.  I like having posts written so I don’t get caught up on the day and then not write.

Sunday I tried making a plan for the finals days this month. Most have a basic idea just not Tuesday, today.

Winding down from a month of writing. Not really as National Poetry Month is arriving.

How are you feeling about the finish line approaching? 

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SOLSC17: 27/31, By the Numbers

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

At The Daily Meow, there was a post by the numbers.  Love this idea.

1 We have one dog, Buster,  who is a character.

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2 Wonderful daughters, one is a nurse working on her Bachelor’s in Nursing and one is an administrative assistant.

3 Fantastic grandgirls, 12, 11, and 8.  I wish the two younger ones lived closer.

4 The age I was when I went to New Jersey with my grandmother for six months. Without my parents.

5 More days until Spring Break.  I live in Oregon and work in Washington, thus the different spring breaks.

6 The time of day I am usually up and sipping tea before I get ready for school.

7 A number I consider lucky mainly because it’s a prime number.  I love prime numbers.

8 The number of schools from kindergarten through high school that I attended.  It seems odd because I really didn’t move a lot.  A growing community during junior high and high school meant two schools for each level.

9 The month of my husband’s birthday.

10 The number of years plus that I have had a blog.

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Sunday Solace: Week 12

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SOLSC17: 26/31, 6 Words

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

I saw this post on 6 words on Friday. Little six word memoirs.

  1. My husband and I like walking.
  2. Five days before spring break begins.
  3. I’m hoping for days of sunshine.
  4. National Poetry Month is almost here.
  5.  I’m excited about my poetry project.
  6. I have started thinking about summer.
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SOLSC17: 25/31, Saturday Shadorma

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

A Spanish poetry form comsisting of  six lines, unrhymed with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable count for the pattern. 

Saturday

morning cup of tea

brief storm break

scatter seeds

for daily deck visitors’

arrival

©2017,  jone rush macculloch

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SOLSC17: 24/31, Poetry Friday: Remembering Dad

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

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Thanks to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting today.

Dad would have been 94 years old today.  I saw this type of post elsewhere on one of the SOL17 posts.  Remembering Dad.

Dad

Humorous, housekeeper, generous,

Father to  Jone and Jon

Lover of his wife, June, and his family

Who felt the need to tell jokes and teach

Who seemed to fear nothing

Who gave his students lessons about life and not just math

Who would have liked his daughter to return home after college but she stayed in the Pacific Northwest

Who was proud to have his children succeed

©2017, jone rush macculloch

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SOLSC17: 23/31, Ten Things Thursdays

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

  1. Last weekend, I attended a retirement seminar hosted by the Washington Education Association.
  2. I discovered that if I am lucky I might have a couple of days to put into a health savings account when I retire.  ( I have not been a someone with a massive amount of unused sick days. Four every 4 days, one day can be put toward the HSA and it’s tax-free.)
  3. It was suggested to track your spending for three months. Then create a budget based on what you’ll get in retirement and try living on that for three months BEFORE you retire; a practice run.
  4. There was a worksheet to plan out how you might spend your time once you retire.
  5.  Learning to say “No” is a good thing in retirement.
  6. I was surprised to hear that some people pull their money out for purchasing an RV home in retirement.
  7. I found the information useful but wondered how some people take the seminar more than once.  It seems like straightforward information.
  8. I was glad that it was raining all day Saturday so I didn’t feel bad being indoors.
  9. Thinking about Medicare and insurance for post-retirement makes my head spin.
  10. Even though June 2018 seems far away, I know that my senior year of teaching will fly by quick.
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