Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Everything's coming up roses

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Today has been an altogether lovely day.  I really needed it to be, as it has been a bit tough lately and I'm ever so glad the planets aligned or the gods were smiling, or whatever happened happened to make it so.

It is getting late, and I still have to finish prepping my lesson for tomorrow's 8th grade classes (on author's purpose, in case you were wondering) so today's slice will be a simple list of today's awesomeness.

  1. Late start.  Beautiful thing--most of the greatness of a "snow day" without having to make it up in June.  
  2. Made an IHOP-worthy breakfast for the family (see #1) of hash browns, scrambled eggs, biscuits and bacon.  Delish.
  3. Before I even made it to the library doors this morning I was stopped by a student who "just had to tell me how amazing the third book in the Unwind series is" and thank me for getting him started on them. Music to my ears.
  4. Having students in the library all day long who are excited to read.  Students that were there to stock up on necessary reading material before spring break.  
  5. My student who quietly came to my office during his lunch just to check in with me and let me know he is struggling with a couple of classes right now.  He trusted me to take him seriously and help him work out a plan to speak with his teachers about getting caught up.
  6. Writers on the Storm (my writers group) met tonight.  These are seriously some of the best people I know and I love to gather and talk writing (and life) with them. 
  7. We met at a Tex-Mex place here in town.  My fave.  Chips and salsa AND writerish talk? What can beat that, I ask you?
  8. Coming home to a roaring fire in the fireplace and then taking a lovely hot bath (with some yummy smelling and oh-so-relaxing spearment and eucalyptus bath salts).  Ah, what a way to wind down. 
  9. My daughters were actually SWEET to one another tonight before bed.  Joy, indeed.
  10. Time all to myself right now.  Just me--sitting in my favorite chair---fire still crackling and warming the room--writing. Bliss!


  1. This sounds like heaven! Treasure these days doing exactly this - recording them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hi, love the food and great fun and learning you experienced todya. Thanks for sharing your slice. ;)

    My slice

  3. An exquisite day, indeed! A writing group on top of all that wonderfulness? Wow.
    So glad some of the tough days eased off so you could enjoy the morningafternoonevening and nighttime.