Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Slice of Life

The 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.

Today is a conference day at school so we have a different work schedule - noon to 8:00 p.m. This means a day to sleep in. I also got to sit by the window and enjoy a special treat. I had oatmeal with slices of Honey Crisp, a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon and golden raisins. Yum. All this while I smelled my chai (from Lucy Knisley's book Relish) warming up on the stove. Another big yum. It totally put me in the Autumn spirit. There was a slow rain plinking outside and our trees are changing.

Along with the gentle rain (I had to open the window a crack to enjoy that sound), I also heard the chimes from our back porch. They are muted in the house, but are always there when we have a breeze.

We got the chimes after my father-in-law died. He was a musician and they are a wonderful way to remember his life and love of music.

I appreciate the schedule change that conferences causes. These special mornings are a gift.


  1. Your slice of life is so much better than mine would be. Refresh inbox. Refresh book campaign page. Worry. Refresh inbox. Repeat...

  2. Oh, nice to enjoy your morning before the long, long talking at conferences. I loved the sound, and the sentiment, of your chimes. Crystal. Thank you.

  3. These kinds of morning are a special treat. Of course you had a busy day after that but I hope the slow morning gave you lot of energy.