This year’s A to Z Blog Challenge has been a fail for me. Since I went back to teaching in February, I have little time or energy to do much else. There’s a lot I want to write about, but by the time I sit down to do it, all I want to do is not think.
I know it won’t always be this way; it just takes time to settle into a new routine, new school, and new curriculum.
It’s almost summer and my workload will soon decrease significantly. I hope to catch up on the A-Z Blog Challenge during that time.
Thank you for stopping by. I promise to stop by your blog if you let me know you visited. Just hit “like” or make a comment.
In any case, enjoy the last few days of the A to Z Challenge. As always, I look forward to reading all the different posts!
Z is for ZaniLa
The ZaniLa Rhyme is a form created by Laura Lamarca. It has 4 lines in each stanza.
The rhyme scheme ABCB; the syllable count is 9/7/9/9.
Line 3 contains an internal rhyme and is repeated but switch alternately with each stanza.
It has a minimum of 3 stanzas. Source: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/zanilarhyme.html
Steel Like You
I see the steel bars on the window
and there are locks on the door
I hold the key and I can be free
but do I want to give any more?
What is left unsaid, others will claim
and what I can’t give, you steal
I can be free and I hold the key
but is it too late for us to heal?
A generous heart that is tender
bound in a soul that is true
I hold the key and I can be free
but I never want to be like you.
X is for Roman Numeral Ten
I will use this blog post to share ten things I would like ten of. Ready? Here we go.
- Fluffy kittens (I’m not a crazy cat lady—yet)
- Huckleberry pies (I can always freeze them)
- Extra days added to this month so I can finish my current editing job before May
- Wooded acres in Montana
- Pints of gelato
- Round-trip tickets to Scotland or Ireland
- Hummingbird feeders
- Nicely painted toenails
- Uninterrupted days to write
- Giant oak trees in my yard
Thanks for stopping by and reading my meaningless drivel!
P is for Planning
I am the first to admit, I am horrible at planning. It’s not that I don’t have goals. It’s not that I’m lazy… okay, sometimes it is. I guess it’s not a priority to me. I’m sure those who are reading this who are planners have a hard time understanding that concept.
I don’t remember dates, so if I plan too far ahead, I will absolutely forget. For example, hair appointments. Instead of scheduling my next appointment while I’m still at the salon, I just wait until my hair is unbearable and then call to schedule an appointment… preferably for that day.
Sometimes plans change, so I take a proactive stance and wait to see if an event is really going to happen before I commit to it.
I’m not going to lie. Life would be simpler if I took some time to plan ahead and being open to improving my life, I plan to plan more. One area I will start planning more faithfully is in figuring out ahead of time what my kids need to do for their school work that day. Then I can write it down and they don’t have to keep asking, “What should I do next?” I used to plan a week at a time when I was teaching, and that worked pretty well. I should try it with homeschooling.
Okay, now I plan to finish this so I can go ahead and plan something for the letter Q.
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