Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Receiving and Accepting the Gift of Time Slice of Life Tuesday

I am not a very good patient. I have a hard time sitting still and being quiet, even though I know it's good for me. I've been absent from blogging since SOLC ended over a month ago for a couple of reasons. Graduate school and my health put a little detour in my plans. The last 2 months have been crazy busy...I worried and sweated through writing my first academic papers...I don't think they were up to par, but they were my first and I'll get better. (At least that's what I tell myself). I also said good-bye to my fourth graders for the school year because I had to have surgery last week, which meant getting lesson plans done for 5 weeks and 24 reading assessments completed before I left.

Thankfully, everything is fine and I'm healing well, but like I said above, I'm not very good at being still. So for the next four weeks, I have to take it easy. I can take short walks (and the weather is perfect for that), go for short drives (ice cream anyone?), and of course, I will have time to read and write. Oh, heavens! I am so looking forward to blogging (I have a bunch of things I've been wanting to blog about) and reading. 

My Kindle is loaded up, my iced tea is brewed, and I am ready.  Some of the books I'm looking forward to reading are: 





This came in the mail today.  Thank you Penny Kittle!


You can preview this online at http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9717



And I've already read and LOVED:



You can see I have a variety of personal reads and professional reads.  And I haven't gotten anything yet to help me get ready for our trip to Turkey in June.  :)  I really am looking forward to this time for renewal, reflection, and peace.  I will accept this time as a gift and make the most of every moment.


Thank you to Ruth and Stacey for hosting Slice of Live Tuesdays. You can read more posts at their blog.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are ready for a rest but you forgot the naps! Writing and reading take energy also. If you are healing - do remember that a short afternoon nap will shorten the healing time. Trust me on this one - I have been there! Heal well!

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    1. You are right. Naps are supposed to be part of my recovery too. :) Sometimes I think if I am staying in one place, that counts as resting. I will add naps to my daily schedule.

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  2. I love how you shared what you have loaded on your Kindle. The visual aspect added a lot and I always love seeing book covers. Enjoy your reading and writing time - and the trip to Turkey - how exciting!

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    1. Thank you! My trip to Turkey is great incentive to rest and heal.

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  3. I wish you a speedy recovery and am grateful that not only is your Kindle loaded, you can get "more" at a minute's notice.

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    1. My husband came home last night and told me he thought he might need to shut Amazon.com off while he's at work. :)

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  4. How nice to make lemonade out of the lemons of surgery. Enjoy the time. It surely is a gift.

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  5. Yes, I agree with Elle...enjoy the gift of time! Hope you are able to recover smoothly! Feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you Amy! The trouble is that I feel good and I want to do more than I should. :)

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  6. Wonderful to hear you be so positive, Julie, yet it must have been so difficult to accept the decision that the surgery had to happen. I'm sorry for that, but glad you have prepared to love this gift of time and quiet. I want to read The Center of Everything, have loved The Runaway King, and others on your list are also on mine (like that book, Quiet-so interesting). Best to you in this time; I'll watch for more blog posts!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm going to have to download Runaway King because I left my copy at school. It's making the rounds in my room. I wouldn't dare ask the kids to give it up. :)

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  7. Have a speedy recovery...read a lot...write a lot...and heal so that you can have a lovely trip to Turkey. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jackie! My trip to Turkey is my real incentive to heal quickly. I am so excited to see my daughter and the beautiful country.

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