Last Tuesday was not a typical Tuesday. I was in Manhattan spending some time with my dear friends, Stacey, who now lives overseas. Second, I had caffeinated iced tea at dinnertime so I was wired. Third, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I was wired and staying at my parents’ home to do something I hadn’t done since my daughter was born last year. (I don’t use my computer in front of my daughter, which limits the amount of time I get in front of the computer on all days of the year, not just on Tuesdays.) I stayed up late reading and commenting on everyone’s Slice of Life Stories from last week.
If you’re like me, on a typical Tuesday you post your Slice of Life story and then do your best to read and comment on as many other people’s slices as possible. Staying up late reading everyone’s slices let me catch up with all of you, most of whom I’ve come to know through your writing, but haven’t had the pleasure to meet in person. As I read through the slices, I learned that one Slicer is expecting a baby, one is sending her third child off to pre-school, while another is becoming an empty nester. One of you enjoyed some time with her mom while another person edited her closet. One person used current events to inspire a poem while another had us choose our own adventure. Slicers are already back in school and you shared your rooms, your feelings, and also your funny stories with us. Reading and commenting everyone‘s slices again reminded me, yet again, of what a vibrant and wonderful SOLSC community we have. We are from towns all over the world. We are new teachers, part-time educators, and retirees who are still devoted to the profession. We are Slicers and we’re here every Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who comes back week after week to share your stories with this online community.
NOTE: Part of the self-imposed commenting challenge I gave myself became trickier when Blogger decided not to OPEN ID and my Google ID in the same night. Therefore, I used the comment feature from this blog to reply to some people. And when that seemed too public to do more than twice, I sent an e-mail. to the Slicer. If anyone has any more insight into this issue, then would you please send me an e-mail?
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.