Busy day finishing up the TSA Leadership Conference, getting home, and promptly crashing on the couch. I took a two hour nap then started watching The Crown on Netflix. I’m not going to spoil it, and will do a more in depth review when I’m finished. Meanwhile, how about a puppy photo to tide your over until a proper post on Sunday.
My lovely daughter, has a new blog over at Peonies and Paperclips and her post today was 10 Things about Me. I had done this years ago when I had my old blog, but haven’t updated it, so since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, here we go.
- I have lived in Florida for 14 years, but I still consider myself a Louisiana girl. The name of my blog truly describes who I am. I am a Misplaced Southern Belle. Florida is not the South. It might be geographically Southern, but mentally, it is not…at least south of Tampa, where I reside.
- I have had this blog in some form of another since 2004. It started off as a knitting blog and evolved. It was even mentioned in Southern Living at one time because of knitting. (I don’t knit that much at the moment. It’s hard to knit when it’s 90 degrees…in November.)
- I am a high school teacher and I teach English Language Learner students…and I don’t speak a foreign language. I joke that my students will speak English with a Southern accent.
- I own Kiki Mac Photography and I shoot part time. A lot of my photography evolves around working with Southeastern Guide Dogs where I photograph Guide Dog U when the raisers turn over their dogs for training and I photograph Puppy Raiser Day which is when the dog has been matched and the raiser gets a chance to meet the new handler.
- Speaking of Southeastern Guide Dogs, my family and I are puppy raisers. We raise puppies for SEGD and then turn them over after a year or so to be trained as guide dogs. We are on puppy number five. Yes it’s hard, but seeing what they do for people who need them is worth it.
- I have been married for twenty-three years and have one daughter and four dogs.
- I miss Louisiana and my family every single. day.
- I drink unsweetened iced tea every day. I think it’s an addiction.
- I used to write for travel magazines and got to travel the state and write about it. I miss that!
- I’m 44 years old and am a Leap Day Baby…yep, I’ve had 11 birthdays.
Ok, so that is the quick and dirty 10 things about me. Feel free to share 10 things about you and leave a link to your post in the comments.
Getting this post in with 13 minutes to spare. Long day at work then headed to Orlando to the TSA Leadership Conference with 28 teenagers. Within five minutes of getting their keys, one entire room of boys lost all four keys. I can’t make this up. The drive up was unusually long and we are all tired. We have a full day tomorrow but I think that I have more downtime than at other competitions and I will be able to write a proper post complete with photos. OH, my daughter has started a blog after years of me hounding her. Go see her at Peonies and Paperclips. It’s work in progress, but I’m so proud of her. Ok, really too short to count, but at least I got a little bit of writing in.
As it appears that I’m going months between posts, I’m am going to participate in National Blog Posting Month, otherwise known as NaBloPoMo. It’s a sister event to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrMo). As there is no way that I’m going to write an entire this month, I’m going to try and write a blog post everyday and see how far I get. First off, there are some challenges. I’m leaving tomorrow for three days to chaperone 26 teenagers at a conference. I’m sure those blogs might be boring, but I can least attempt it! Coming this month will finally be my posts and photos of my road trip to Louisiana and my trip to photograph a wedding in Texas, something I have never done. I might even try some food blogging! Oh! Knitting makes a return too!I am really hoping that this jump starts how I feel about blogging and reminds me how much I used to love it. If you have anything you’d like me to address, put it in the comments and I’ll see what I can do. Here’s to hoping for a productive blogging month.