Some have said that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their handwriting. I am not so sure about that, for when I look at my own handwriting, I read "organized", "neat", "anal-retentive", and "by-the-book." And for those of you that know me well, I am none of those things! However, certain evil college professors had the brilliant idea of making us elementary education majors practice our cursive writing (on a chalkboard, no less!) for two hours every week. And thus I have pretty perfect penmanship (egotistical, isn't it!), and no matter how hard I try, I cannot write sloppily. It is ingrained forever in my brain. I have tried the "dot my i's with hearts" technique or "imitate my husband's ridiculously horrible writing" technique, but I always end up reverting to the penmanship pounded into me by my teachers. I do agree that nice handwriting is a dying art!
Inspired by Nikki, Angela is hosting a handwriting carnival, if you will. Since we usually get to know our bloggy friends through their typing skills (or lack thereof), this is a chance to see everyone's unique handwriting. And so I present my entry:
I attempted to write bigger, but hopefully you all can still read it. Of course you can - it's great penmanship! :) Good handwriting is still a valuable habit - stop groaning, all you former students of mine! (By the way, The A Beka curriculum teaches cursive to kindergardeners first before printing!)
And speaking of habits, I have also heard it said that it takes 28 days to form a habit or break a habit. Today is the 28th day I have not had ANY soda (pop, whatever!) My major vice has been two or three Pepsi's a day, and I am pleased to say I have not had a Pepsi since the first of the year and do not desire one either. Perhaps that's why the pounds are dropping off a little bit faster this time around. . .