Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thank you...#Sol 16 Day 23

A little Gratitude --#Sol 16 Day 23

Note: I have a lot of grading to do this week. I find I do not have enough energy left for blogging.

I apologize for such a light post, but I need to finish grading.  Thank you. I will be back with more life tomorrow!

Even though, I was exhausted most of all last week, here are things that made me happy:

1. Having tea and homemade yummy cookies with a new friend, a retired professor, who also loves writing! (Thank you for the delicious cookies!)

2. My toddler niece repeating, "Hi, Tatie" on the phone. Her cute little voice makes me melt.

3. My father's (albeit the Alzheimer's) health and ability to get up and go to the memory-impaired center twice a week.

4. Students in my 10th grade English class truly following the structure of the five-paragraph essay for their Macbeth final assessments.

5. Students in my Creative Writing class taking the leap and writing captivating short stories.

6. Students taking the time to read and praise each other's short stories during Writing Workshop.

7. Sharing dumplings and good conversations with a friend I had not seen since the summer time.

8. Colleagues' insightful Slice of Life entries and their taking time to read my entries...

9. The beautiful sunshine that woke me up on Saturday morning.

10. My son's and family's health and safety.


  1. These are great, Natasha. Your little niece saying "Hi, Tatie" makes me smile. So precious.

  2. I think this is a pretty great post for a tired teacher with loads of grading to do. What I like most is the positive view. When I'm super tired, I rarely remember the things that make me smile. Thanks for the pep talk.

  3. This is quite a list to be thankful for and I enjoyed reading it. It's fun to see different perspectives on thankfulness and the things that we pick out of the abundance of choices to be thankful for.

  4. But you did it! Amid grading and exhaustion, you blogged. Go you. :)

  5. Good luck with the grading! Taking time to remember those things which make us grateful...always helps me!

  6. I love that you made time for friends and communion. I think that it's those things that keep us going: a million little ways you keep showing up and are blessed in return. You are so great, and you keep going. I am lucky to have you as a great colleague.