Waiting here for You

If you wait at wisdom’s doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I’ll say.

For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and the favor of the Lord.

Proverbs 8:34‭-‬35 TPT
https://bible.com/bible/1849/pro.8.34-35.TPT

What a beautiful and fresh version of the verse.

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PaperBloomsSG Workshop 1

Today I taught a friend and her 2 friends how to make the basic ranunculus and a pompom. It went pretty well!

Time management was always my issue in teaching but I didn’t expect my workshop of the planned 2 hours to go beyond the buffer of an extra hour and stretch to 5! We were all in need of major stretching by the end but the joy of seeing a pretty handmade product is priceless.

I really enjoyed setting up and prepping the materials and equipment. My sweet spot, perhaps?

Maybe my years in teaching was meant to culminate in this. I still love preparing English resources too though.

Dyslexie

Why don’t phone makers create a theme in the OS where everything is presented in this wonderful font called Dyslexie?

I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to read when the letters jump or don’t make sense – where it’s hard to locate the next line or recall what the last word you read is.

Having taught for a couple of years, I’ve seen how Dyslexia in students causes them very real stakes – a boy capable of intellectual rigour, being streamed to a stream that doesn’t challenge him enough in his mind, but challenges him thoroughly in his processing of information that comes on worksheet after worksheet.

What a wonderful thing is ‘reading’ was not just ‘reading’ – but more focused on what one does with the information presented – whichever way it is in. Maybe one day, P2 Comprehension will be in audio form – not as an ‘access arrangement’ but as an alternative – it could be a choice before taking the national examinations. And students all get to read on the screens and answer them there – and the student with Dyslexia can just click on the audio button and seamlessly listen to the text.

Read has been transformed and I am one who has benefitted greatly from audiobooks (thank you Libby). I go through a book in 2-5 days – as opposed to how little I read when I was younger (the pivotal years where stakes were high). But it’s not too late.

Oh what audio books could do for those who struggle with reading, one way or another.

Paperblooms bouquet drafts

I’ve been working on a couple of bouquets for loved ones and the process of learning how to wrap them has been pretty fun.

A white ranunculus, a mini red one and a red bud, with black wrapping

A pink ranunculus, white mini one and a white pompom, with white wrapping.

4 peach/pink ranunculi, with white wrapping

15 peach / pink / white ranunculi and pompoms with white wrapping.

These flowers make me so happy.

2 paper flower things

I chanced upon this interesting read on paper flower history this morning.

And… I think I might have just found my favourite-est (because there’s no superlative that’s that super) crepe paper flower artist yet. #paperflowergoals

 

Reads

I’ve been reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks intensively in the past few weeks, all thanks to Libby. I’ve gotten through many titles, including:

  • Designing Your life
  • In Order to Live
  • The Kinfolk Home
  • Grit
  • A Pale View of Hills
  • 1Q84
  • Quiet
  • Good Morning, Midnight
  • Northanger Abbey
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People in a Digital Age

Creating insta stories of noteworthy ideas and quotes has become quite a habit and I’ve gotten so much good stuff I just need to share.

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Quiet
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Quiet
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Quiet
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Good Morning, Midnight (I totally thought it was good morning good night for the longest time.)
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Designing Your Life
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How to Win Friends and Influence People in a Digital Age
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In Order to Live