Between


Again, I missed the beginning of the NaBloPoMo month, but clicking around came across the new badge and topic and want to join in. Between is the over-reaching topic for the month and the tree image is perfectly eery for this month of almost winter, but not quite…Starting “in between” seems appropriate.

Catching up, I am going to run through the first few questions and see what happens. (there is rarely any amount of planning to my posts, I just start typing and see what my fingers end up saying)

October prompts;
Talk about one important thing that happened between last Friday and today.
List two things (however close or far) that your current home is between.
List two things (however close or far) that your childhood home is between.
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child? Talk about siblings.
What is something you always pack on a trip?

Important thing that happened this past week….well, this past week brought a ton of excitement, some good, some not so good, but it all seemed to kickstart me back into creating. Roller coasters last weekend- talked about below- break-in at school – ridiculously botched fire drill – fellow teacher falling down the stairs, ending up with a nasty broken arm, dislocated elbow and upcoming surgery….I posted as much on my facebook wall and looking back realized I probably came off as terribly insensitive….

Not the case, but all the excitement really did seem to electrify the school days….

I live in Ohio. Mid-point to everything it seems. Not really the center, but definitely in-between. Canada and Cuba, New York and Chicago….more specifically I am in between Lakewood and my Medina, and perfectly settled in the middle of the Metroparks. 

…on to being the oldest of four sisters, by many, many years. My youngest sister is in college- we were spaced by 7 or more years, so it makes for an unusual dynamic when we talk. We all basically lived different childhoods.

….finally, what is one thing I always pack on a trip, aside from a notebook/sketchbook, I pack a certain black skirt. Regardless of where I am going, warm or cold weather, long trip or short, I have this odd little skirt with an asymetrical hem that I have owned since I was in my early twenties. It is made of some kind of polyester/rayon/something or other that never shows wear and tear..  I even wore it through pregnancies, ‘under my belly’ then.  It rolls up into a tiny ball and can be stashed in a baggie in my purse- just in case.  What this ‘just in case’ may be, I am not sure, but it has come in handy.  Very much a “between” piece of clothing, not really dressy, not exactly casual…just perfectly in-between.

and right now, I am between events- hence the blogging break
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