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Sunday, March 15, 2020

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Day 15 of 2020 Slice of Life Story Challenge

I am gratefully jumping in mid-month to participate in the month long writing challenge that I had never otherwise thought I would have time to complete.  Now with being out of school for at least the next three weeks, I have an abundance of time and intend to share daily stories via my blog, The Rudder.

I am so happy to see the invitation to join in mid-month pop up in my email.  I, like many others, am participating in "social distancing" at the request of our governor of Ohio.  Our schools are on a three week break due to the corona virus pandemic or "COVID-19".

My slice today is about wondering:


      • What are the next three weeks going to be like?
      • Who do I personally know that will get the virus?
      • Should I make my kids follow a strict routine each day or just let them decide?
      • How will my students do?
      • What other details about the virus will surface as scientists learn more?
      • Am I watching the news too much?
      • What can I do to help people?


My last question lead me to do a service project.  I made cards for "St. Patrick's Day" to send to the nursing home.  Maybe these cheery cards can be a ray of sunshine for someone who needs it most!  Maybe I need it too...

11 comments:

  1. So glad you're joining! Though sorry for the reason, of course. I think so many of us have so many wonderings right now. So far, we haven't been following much of a routine. When I gently suggested we might try a little more of a routine to my son, he kind of growled and went back to his video game, LOL. We'll try revisiting that idea another day!!

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  2. Amy, it is good to see you in the March Writing Challenge now. I think we all need your St. Patrick's Day Cards because "COVID-19" is changing the face of our global lands.

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  3. Welcome to SOL 2020! Those of lovely cards and will surely bring a smile to someone’s face.

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  4. Glad to see you and your blog coming to join us mid month. I love that you created the cards. It's always good to do something positive.

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  5. Welcome! I love that you took time out of your day to create cards for others who surely need some good cheer. Bravo!

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  6. Glad you’ve joined! Love the cards, that’s a positive thing to do. We are out of school, too. It seems so strange. Although we had Spring Break coming up, we were scheduled for a state wide test this week before break.

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  7. I love the idea of doing this. I will try to convince Isabelle to make some cards with me in the next couple of weeks.

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  8. Welcome to the writing party, Amy. Your card-writing idea is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Amy, I'm so glad to see that you've joined in for the rest of the month. Your questions mirror so many of my own. I love that you chose to think of something to do for others with some of your time. Stay well.

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  10. Welcome back, Amy! I think many of share those same questions and wonderings. And it may be awhile before we get any real answers.

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