Let’s Do This!

Dear Reader:

I am on my HP Chromebook…but before any applause…believe me this first day out has been an exercise in “Trial by fire.”

I discovered that this expression alludes to the medieval practice of determining a person’s guilt by having them undergo an ordeal, such as walking barefoot through a fire. (Believe me…that sounds preferable to all the road blocks I ran into yesterday while pecking out this post!)

And to add insult to injury…my sleeve hit something on the “keyboard” and these smiley faces sticking their tongues out at me popped up on the screen! Really enough is enough!

I couldn’t figure out how to delete these discourteous emoji’s so they followed me as I proceeded with the post…until Susan stopped by and hit something that did it….she didn’t know what did it but they were gone!

In a situation like yesterday…the only thing to do is laugh…loudly and hysterically!

The name of the blog post today…”Let’s Do This” comes from the notebook I bought yesterday to keep all the new passwords in and instructions to no avail. Anne has been a trooper…and someone to laugh and scream with through these murky waters.

I had planned to share many of your sweet encouraging messages today but I think I had better cut my losses and stop.

So until tomorrow, Anne returned to help me get the blog ready to publish and she brought me a message from the universe (in the form of my license plate) “While I breathe, I hope.”

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh (NOT!)

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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3 Responses to Let’s Do This!

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    You can do this…I remember yrs ago stopping by and the two os us would figure something out …ots of prayers and love coming your way…you will do this…❤❤😝


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Yes! Two heads are always better than one….they help remove panic from the panic room! 🙂 You could always figure out a way to overcome tech roadblocks which would have left me stranded along the road for days on end. Thank you for that and your friendship.


  2. You are doing great! Your posts haven’t missed a “beat”. I look forward to reading them daily!


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