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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ten Things

I told a friend today, who also participates, today is the hardest day for me to think of something to write about.  Is it because I didn't have material all around me all day long?  No.  It's just not clicking today.  So, maybe I'll tell you a little about myself.  Here are ten things you may or may not know about me.

Ten Things

1. I am named after a bird (Robin - my dad chose this one just because he liked it) and Elvis (Errin is his middle name and my mom is a huge fan).  Thank goodness I'm a girl because my dad also liked Rusty and my mom may have believed Elvis was a great middle name.  YIKES!

2.  I have four kids, 1 husband and 1 dog.

3.  I played the violin for years but it sits in a case under my bed collecting dust these days.  Sad but true.

4.  With two daughters who sold Girl Scout cookies this year, I've eaten more than I care to admit in the last couple of weeks.

5.  I'm embarrassed to admit...I still have some Christmas decorations up in my house.  Why?  See number 2...I don't have a lot of free time and this chore hasn't made it far enough up the priority list yet I guess.  (I should say, most are snowmen and I leave them out a little past Christmas for that reason but this is ridiculous.)

6.  This might just be the worst slice I've written this month.

7.  I love to read and belong to a book club made up of people I work with.  It's fun to share our reading experiences, chat about school, share stories of our lives.  It's as much social as it is book-related. 

8.  I wish I belonged to a writing group.  I tried a TWT writing group but my group never got off the ground.  I tried creating a group with a friend and colleague.  It never got off the ground either.  I think it would be good for me to have people keeping me going year round!

9.  I started writing a book.  I like the concept of it.  I've written maybe half of it in first draft form and then I fizzled out for a while.  A writing group would help this immensely!

10. I have a staff meeting at 7:30 AM and I have a chapter from and RTI book that I need to read first.  I guess you know what I will be doing next!


9 comments:

  1. Your slice hummed with the busyness that is your life. With so many writing opportunities that have had to take a back burner to "real life" I hope you are sometime able to dedicate some time to getting those off the ground! Sounds like you have a lot to say and the talent to write it! Best of luck!

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  2. I enjoyed reading your "today" slice. I learned a lot about you through this slice.
    I would love to learn more about your book club. What books have you read? Any recommendations? I would also love to hear about the book that you are writing. That's a goal of mine, too:)

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  3. Wow! You are a busy lady with 4 kids, a hubby and a dog AND a kindergarten teacher! Bless you. I taught K for 10 years and it is the hardest job. This year I am teaching third grade and love that they know how to tie their own shoes! I enjoyed learning some things about you! Awesome about writing a book!

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  4. Wow! You are a busy lady with 4 kids, a hubby and a dog AND a kindergarten teacher! Bless you. I taught K for 10 years and it is the hardest job. This year I am teaching third grade and love that they know how to tie their own shoes! I enjoyed learning some things about you! Awesome about writing a book!

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  5. I loved reading your slice. I can relate to most things on your list...except the one about writing the book. The SOL Challenge is a stretch for me. Have a great staff meeting tomorrow!

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  6. I have some things in common with you! I've played the violin since I was about 6 (now it sits in my closet), I was a cookie mom many years ago, I belong to a book group, and there are still Christmas decorations in my house (I have no excuse). Also - I love kindergarteners! Loved this slice - very personal!

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  7. Number 1.. I think I feel the same exact way you do today as you will see when you read my lamo post! Number 2....I would love to have a writing group to keep me inspired and talk with others that are passionate about writing. Number 3... I too need to finish reading my chapter for the staff meeting.

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  8. You helped me just by writing this. I love the ten things idea, will have to try it soon. And I was going to skip book club, but you described it perfectly. I am going! Thanks so much for sharing your life!

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  9. Missed this yesterday, Robin, such fun to hear more about you. Maybe the violin some day? A friend of mine has taken hers back up, and is learning the country fiddling with it. Are you going to All-Write? Maybe we could talk about a writing group then?

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