Just a quick note to anyone viewing the blog and wondering whether Susan and I forgot about our on-line meeting spot…My family is in town from Missouri, and we have been busy chasing three children around what has become my zoo-home. My mom, sister, and I have also been creating a banner, flags, and cupcake decor for my nephew’s sock monkey themed first birthday party. I’ll post images of these items soon!
Susan is busy hammering out chapters for a young adult novel she’s working on. And she’s about to throw me off the ship for not responding to her latest three chapters! (The zoo is really restless, and I’m severely tired, Susan!)
On another note, I hopped onto my MSU email today to find out that a former colleague was a runner-up for an award in education technology. I am so happy for her, but I cannot deny that there is a little lump in my throat — a queasiness that makes me wonder, “What if…?” You see, I helped that same girl get into Red Cedar Writing Project, I was with her at some of her early tech classes, and, like her, I had a class blog and was doing podcasting with my students when I was still teaching. When I was still teaching. When I was still teaching. I can’t help but wonder: What if I was still teaching?
I am happy to be at home, I am happy to be at home, I am happy to be at home…