Slice of Life Challenge was created by the people over at the blog Two Writing Teachers. The challenge is to write about some part of your day and share it each Tuesday then give feedback to at least three other bloggers.
My day started around 7:15 when my mother woke me up in our hotel room. We got dressed, packed and went down to grab a quick breakfast before hitting the road. We had to stop for gas, but then it was a straight shot back to her house. It was straight, but it wasn't quick. We got to Mom's around 11:15. We were pretty much on schedule because I was aiming for departure by noon at the latest.
Mom made sure she packed me a nice bag of snacks before I set off on the much longer road trip that would add at least another seven hours of driving to my day. Fortunately, the sun was shining, traffic was light and I had plenty of audiobooks and music packed in my car. I started out listening to the middle grade novel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!. Nate is an understudy performing in his first Broadway musical. About four hours into my drive, I hit Chicago traffic. I put my windows down and knew driving was becoming way more complicated so it was time for music. Nate had me thinking about Broadway, so Wicked was the obvious choice. My copy is the version from Stuttgart so it also helped me review German vocabulary for a trip I'm taking this summer.
I've driven through Chicago many times between my home in Wisconsin and my mother's place in Ohio and have often been incredibly frustrated. This time though, a cool breeze, beautiful sunshine beaming down on me and Wicked blasting through my speakers made it my favorite traffic jam ever. Of course I sang at the top of my lungs. Wouldn't you?