Day 13 of the Slice of Life challenge by Two Writing Teachers.
It is early morning here in Deep East Texas. I normally don't take the time to write in these quiet hours on weekdays but since this is looking like the best bet to get any writing done at all today, I thought I'd better take the opportunity!
Today is the last day of school before our Spring Break. Tonight my girls and I will head down the road to my mother's house, where we will meet up with my brothers and their families. It will be late when we arrive--and I will have just spent 4 hours in the car with my kiddos after working all day, and I'm just not sure I'll have the brain power left to write anything vaguely coherent at that point!
In trying to give myself the best possible no-excuses writing experience while out of town for a few days, I've set up the bones of the posts already this morning. I've created them and added the cute "Slice of Life" logo and the line that marks the day of the challenge. I'm hoping that with these already made, they will stay on my mind despite all the noise the wild ones will be making.
I love these memory-making weekends. I love that my kids and my nieces and nephews love each other so much. I love that the youngest of my nieces is a darling squishy baby still and I'll get some squishy baby holding time. I love that my brothers and I will laugh and tell old stories and share things that even after all this time still make us howl with laughter while our spouses just look at one another and scratch their heads with wonder. We've tried to explain, to help them see the hilarity, but some things are only funny when you've lived them. I love that I'll have some early morning coffee time with just my mom and me. These moments are treasures.
And I'll write. I will take some time each day and I'll close myself up in a semi-quiet room and I'll keep this promise I made to myself.