How to Stop Running Hot and Cold …

Dear Reader:

March is the fickle month… as winter and spring fight for temperature control. This week the mornings have started off in the 40’s and ended in the 70’s… jackets and sweaters in the mornings -gone by afternoon.

It is also the month when it is warmer outside than inside as the heat cuts off each afternoon but my old house hasn’t warmed up and one’s face, nose, fingers, and toes stay cold. It’s elevator weather. Soon spring will win… but winter is still throwing some pretty good punches!

Do you know people who run hot and cold? Doesn’t it make one a little nervous working with people whose moods run the gamete almost daily? Children pick up on this quickly… especially with teachers.

I remember my own children telling me ( mostly in the middle and high school grades) that when they went to one teacher’s class they were always apprehensive over what mood the teacher was in. Kids being kids… they worked out a silent communication network where the preceding class gave a thumbs up or down leaving as they congregated in the halls-praying for a ‘ thumbs up.’

Extremes in any life situation makes most people uncomfortable… again my favorite mantra comes back to me… Live life in moderation ( ” Moderation in all things”)

When writing I realize I am more comfortable using terms that symbolize moderation. Instead of something or someone being ” hot or cold” … I prefer calm, cool, warm, fair, partly cloudy, moderate, patience, balance, constraint, composure, restraint, etc. ( You get the picture… must be those Libra scales in me.)

Today Vickie is taking me to get my port out… have already had to jump through some medical on-line ” jibber-” jabber” with verification code names , passwords, medicines and so on… Hope by the time I arrive-all of that kind of red tape is over… and I won’t have to wait too long on either end of the procedure.

I thought it was a God Wink that a wooden plaque ( ( I had ordered) came in last evening and that is my mantra for today

So until tomorrow… let’s all try to put on a happy face!

New garden flowers and baskets make me happy!

Yellow and lavender… a Provence garden this year!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

( I will just keep telling myself that…) 🤣

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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2 Responses to How to Stop Running Hot and Cold …

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers that all went well today..

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  2. Becky Dingle says:

    Thanks to all your prayers!!!

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