Author Archives: Joanne Toft

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!

Thresholds – crossing over into a new view

“Write about a threshold you crossed—what you expected it to be like, how that differed from reality, and what it took to make it though.” Isolation Journal – Prompt by Lindsay Ratowsky I am still in the throws of construction … Continue reading

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Old Lady Gardening

It has been a few weeks since I have gotten here to write. Today brings clouds and possible rain so I am not out in the garden. The workers, painters this week, are busy with the kitchen repair. We are … Continue reading

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Tuesday – finding time to write

Let’s start with the truth. I have plenty of time to write. I am retired and my children are grown and out of the house. Yes, I take care of my grandson daily and we are in the middle of … Continue reading

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Spring is happening inside – sort of

Here in Minnesota our growing season is short so we need to jump start our plants if we really want veggies to eat and flowers to bloom before the frost hits us again next fall. Each year I always have … Continue reading

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Stuck in the end of winter

Each day seems to be the same. We can’t seem to move forward. It is the late winter/early spring mud season added to a long deep winter that has us frozen in place. We wake to snowy ground and grey … Continue reading

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Day 31 Slice of Life An ending and beginning

Today is the last day of the month. The last day of this years writing challenge and it has been a challenge for me for sure. I have to say this year I am ok with it ending. I am … Continue reading

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Day 30 Slice of Life – reading on a grey day

At midnight we had a strong early spring rain. It was lovely to lay and listen to the sound of rain on the roof top but my 4 am when I once again opened by eyes things were much lighter … Continue reading

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Day 29 Slice of Life – 100 Days – Really??!!

Yesterday I wrote about starting the 100 day creative challenge. It will begin April 1st. Just a few days a way. My goal is to draw a small amount every day. This is a challenge I took on the last … Continue reading

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Day 28 Slice of Life -The 100 Day Project

We are nearing the end of The Two Writing Teachers March Challenge. It was a struggle for me to write everyday this month. It was not so much about time as words and energy to create words that have some … Continue reading

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Day 27 Slice of Life – building creativity??

This month of writing has been hard. Way harder than I expected. I have done this writing challenge many times. I have written about all the things I do to keep writing. I have always made it through. I have … Continue reading

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