Monthly Archives : January 2018

Two Day Trips To Plan While You're Snowed In www.theshortesttallman.com

Two Day Trips To Plan While You’re Snowed In


Hi everyone! In light of this wicked weather, I wanted to share with you a sweet little weekend getaway we did back in August. Remember that time? Yeah, it’ll come back around again, I promise. I’ve been holding on to this post idea for what seems like forever, and I’m so glad to finally be sharing it with you! Last…

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The Waiting Place (January 4)


Have you ever read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? It is often given to high school grads, which makes perfect sense. When I first started teaching, I used to read it in June to Kindergarteners and to 5th or 6th graders, whichever my oldest grade level was. I wanted to pass off some of the book’s wisdom to…

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Writing Experiment: January 3


Today, I had a remarkable thought during a very unremarkable experience. Actually, it happens every time I have this experience. I went to Target this morning, had a few things on a list to buy. Of course, I bought more than what was on my list, but at least nothing was superfluous. Well, other than the pink Boston Terrier figure…

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Writing Experiment: January 2


Listen, I’ve made it to Day 2. That’s a miracle! Many of us are going back into our usual routine today. Even if you worked last week, today has a totally different feel than the day after Christmas. Are you welcoming it? Or not? I love the unstructured vacation time, but I do cherish the routine, too. You can’t go…

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Writing Experiment: January 1


Why, hello new year! 2018. It sounds so fake. I think that at every new year. And then by the second week of January, I’m pretty well used to it. I was supposed to wake up early and write, but I am coming from you at 10:40am. I slept in to 10:00!!! Well, there were quite a few interruptions around…

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