Monthly Archives: July 2015

Five Things

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I spent the past week in New York City at the TCRWP Reading Institute. Today I celebrate five things, and share them here with community at Ruth Ayers Writes. I am always thankful for Ruth’s generosity. I am going to write a lot more about what I learned… but not today!
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1. Having a few days with my daughter in the city before the institute started. We shopped and shopped, ate, laughed, saw sights, walked and walked. We argued a little. We made up. I love that kiddo so much. Being around her makes me happy.IMG_3644

2. Spending time with colleagues from my school. This is always the major side-benefit of the week. The shared adventures, the jokes and laughs, the time spent getting to know each other over meals… precious, precious, precious.

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3. Learning more about how to navigate around by bus. I am usually a subway fan, but getting around on top of the pavement has many advantages. I was always afraid I wouldn’t be able to pull it off, I’d get lost… but I did it. I got on the bus! And I saw more of the city this way. LOVE that city.

4. The kind woman who helped me figure out how to get OFF the bus. I couldn’t get the door to work. She calmly helped me figure it out. Everyone else stared at me like I was an idiot. She did not.

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5. Highline Park. I couldn’t picture¬†what it would be like based on the various descriptions I had from lots of different people. The common denominator was always “You have to see it.” So I did. Agreed. However, next time I am walking the whole thing, and ending where the beverages begin. Just sayin’.

That’s five. I could write about 100. Lucky me!

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