It takes extreme baby steps to get the students in my creative writing classes to write anything of substantial length. To ease them into the new year I have them choose one word to focus on (instead of writing resolutions) a la the #oneword campaign as seen here or here. Not willing to ask them to do something that I wouldn't do, I also choose a word. There are so many words that would make my life better if I put them front-and-center in my life: faith, patience, breathe, fun. However, my word came to me as I was filling out the 2016 calendar and writing down the kids' birthday: SIX. That's how many years we have with them until they are 18. It's gonna' fly by! So I'll focus on SIX as a reminder to have more faith, show more patience, take more time to breathe, and have more fun with my children while I can.
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I have a Christmas cold so Mike made dinner.
"I didn't even know he knew how to preheat the oven!" ~Cameron
K and C made rice krispie treats and muddy buddies to munch on while we prepare for storms and possible tornadoes. It's 65 degrees outside! Unusual Christmas Eve Eve.
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