I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC; #SOL17)
hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
Each day for the month of March I will be posting a "Slice of Life".
Please feel free to stop back and check out my other posts here.
I sat down at the computer an hour ago, but no writing has happened. Well, except for a few comments on other slicers's posts.
Instead, I have spent this time wandering the internet. I ordered my daughter's dance costumes. I scrolled through Facebook. I read some great teaching inspiration & ideas on Twitter. I read through lots of slices; caught up in interesting stories, teaching ideas, writing inspiration.
Even after this exploration, I have no ideas (or too many) for a "slice". That one event or memory is not standing forth to be written tonight.
Instead, I will take my inspiration from reflectivewriter's post Today's Gratitudes.
Sleeping In- I did not sleep all that late today. But it was later than usual on a schoolday. And that was enough. My children have been waking up on their own, and that is MUCH more pleasant than having to fight them to get up on time!
Movies- We've watched several as a family over the past few days & it's been lovely! Today the kids & I joined my sister and went to the theatre to see the new Beauty & the Beast. It was fantastic. My smile was wide through most of it...though that was peppered by even my 6 & 10 year olds' pronouncements of tears shed over "the sad parts". We've also watched a bunch at home: Moana, Beauty & the Beast (animated), Beetlejuice, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows...
Time to Read- We've taken time to read each day & it's been so nice. I finished a few books and continued a few others. My kids have each enjoyed some of their own as well. It's such a joy to have time to read!
My family- They drive me crazy at times, but I wouldn't trade them for a second. They are smart, insightful, creative, considerate (most of the time), caring, and FUNNY. They make me laugh out loud and life without them would be quite boring.
Being Connected- This SOLSC. Twitter. Facebook. Blogs. Webinars. I LOVE the ability the internet gives up to be connected with so many across so many miles. I have connected with, learned from, been inspired by people that I otherwise would never have encountered thanks to this connected community!