It’s late tonight, and I’ve just celebrated my sister-in-law’s birthday at our house, just our families – 11 people from 6 weeks right on up to close-ish to 60 years. I’m full of cake, but not ideas, and I want to write!
I was charmed the other day when I read one of you fine slicers using a “BEFORE THAT” slice – and I’ve totally forgotten who it was, so now I have to just borrow without credit. If you happen to read this – thank you – and credit yourself! My colleague over at erikaloularson.wordpress.com (read her, she’s lovely!) also used a fun structure tonight, so I’m carrying on in her tradition, too.
RIGHT NOW, I’m scavenging leftover cake off my three-year-old’s plate, ostensibly because I don’t want him to eat anymore, but more likely because I do
BEFORE THAT, I was helping herd 7 people out the door, 7 people who still feel like new family to me, though I’ve been with them for more than 10 years
BEFORE THAT, I was celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday, in a house full of food, presents, cake, people, noise, and love
BEFORE THAT, I was watching my son perform an impromptu puppet show at school, which bore more resemblance to Punch and Judy than I expected – but I got to give it to him, the kid knows his audience
BEFORE THAT, I was working with a team full of first grade teachers, all brand new teachers, who dazzle me with their skill, professionalism, and ease with putting their practice out there on display
BEFORE THAT, I was warm and toasty in bed, penned in by little bodies, but ready for the day.