insteadLord knows, I should be working. I brought home boxes of things that have to be sorted, organized, input. I have 9 essays to read and comment upon. A speech Monday, then a poem. A class Thursday. And school starts for real this week.

But here I am, sitting in the yard, reading the advanced reader copy of Amy’s new book. Drinking tea. Feeding the birds. Smelling the roses.

Glorious Saturday. Why should I be inside, bent over the computer, wishing I could be relaxing in the sun? Why should I be anywhere but here?



About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to Instead

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    you are absolutely correct…… AND deserve a little break!

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