I'm cheating and this post was written retrospectively and back-dated. Yesterday was a day of feeling weird and slightly worried about remote teaching. I did some prepping and lesson planning.
It was an incredibly beautiful and sunny day and I just felt the desperate need to feel the sun on my skin. I placed an outside blanket on my front lawn where it was sunny and spent twenty minutes enjoying the rays. It was divine.
Then I had a lovely catch up with my friend Renee via Skype. Nothing like a good laugh to help lift the spirits.
No writing today. Teaching mode.
What I'm watching:
I watched The Healer on Netflix and posted the following on Facebook Public Service Announcement-Do not watch The Healer on Netflix. Is a faith based movie that is so saccharine, contrived and unsatisfying.
What I'm reading:
Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris. I read her first novel The Tattooist of Aushwitz a few months ago and it was amazing. Cilka's Journey is just as riveting. Cilka survives Aushwitz. When the camp is liberated by the Russians she is charged as a collaborator and sentenced to jail in a Siberian gulag for 15 years. It is heartbreaking and riveting. Am about 100 pages in and can't wait to continue reading.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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