March Slice of Life No. 1.
It’s already March 1 in EST zone. And since I live in the northwest, three hours behind EST, I take advantage of this to be an “early slicer.”
Tonight I’m sitting in an easy chair, drafting this slice on my laptop. Earlier we had sandwiches with beefsteak tomato slices, red leaf lettuce, cheddar cheese, and smoked ham on rustic bread. And we watched the “Darkest Hour” again.
I am joining the SOLSC for my third year. This year I’ve done a bit of preparation, hoping to maximize my writing during the time that I have scheduled. But I’m not bound to those plans. And I’m sure, I’ll write spontaneously more often than not. Just like I’m doing right now.
I write because I enjoy writing. I write because I like to play with words. I write about my life — that means about family and home, teaching and learning, food and books, and places I go. And I write about my faith.
I start my mornings early with coffee and toast. Some mornings I whip up some cornbread so I can eat it with maple syrup and cream like I did when I was a little girl. I like a cup of tea in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening.
I enjoy cooking and baking. My pies are the best!
I love the sea.
I am granddaughter of immigrants.
I am only daughter of my parents.
I am sister of four brothers.
I am married to the love of my life.
I am mother of two sons and a daughter.
I am grandmother of eighteen grandkids.
And education has been part of my entire life — as student, teacher, administrator, and professional development provider. Literacy is my passion.
I am looking forward to 31 days of writing, reading, and commenting with you.
Sunset at Seaside with my Love
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I agree with the others in that you made me feel like I was sitting right beside with my own cup of tea and maybe a slice of pie!
That would be fun, Leigh Anne — sharing a cup of tea and a slice of pie with you.
I loved getting to know a little bit about who you are, what you do, but, more importantly, what you love. I think what we love says so much about a person and can connect people on a different level. Looking forward to reading more about your family, food, and faith!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Ashley. I look forward to reading your slices, too.
Eighteen grandkids – wow! Cheers to the cups of tea!
“Cheers to cups of tea!” Sounds like a great title for a post.
Offering an introduction was a lovely way to begin the month. I thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable and welcoming mood in your slice. I love the photo of your husband and you crafted a lovely Who am I poem, too. Wow! Happy writing!
Thank you so much. I always love stopping by your blog. Happy writing to you also!
Some days living in the Pacific time zone has it’s advantages, and some days it’s a disadvantage. This was a cozy, comforting slice (now I’m craving smoked ham with rustic bread). As other have stated, 18 grandkids, WOW!
I always love the PST advantage when I’m flying home. We have a crowd around our family table for celebrations.
Lovely way to begin! It gives me ideas for tomorrows post! I love the I am – nicely done. So nice to learn more about each of us!
I, too, am enjoying learning more about so many slicers in this first slice for March. Looking forward to your gardening tips.
Great intro. I especially love, “I write because I enjoy writing. I write because I like to play with words.” This is the joy of writing.
Great to see you, Bob!
Ooo, Alice I love this introduction to who you are. I felt like I was sitting right with you. Like you, I have planned a bit, but more often than not, I’ll be spontaneous. I just like having a back up plan!
Thanks, Deb! I think we are a bit alike in that “plan and be spontaneous” approach.
Thanks for sharing more of who you are. I’ve read your slices before, but learned many new things about you today. Can’t wait to take this journey with you!
“Journey” is a good word for it. I’ve got a map for it but I have a feeling I’m going to take some back roads along the way.
Oh you definitely will! I’m the same…have a plan, but rarely follow it. 🙂
Alice, what a lovely introduction. I’ve been reading your posts for awhile, but loved this slice of yourself. Eighteen grandkids – this grandma of two can’t imagine such bliss. Welcome to year three!
Thanks, Ramona. Some days bliss, and some days …. 🙂 I love watching you little ones growing through your posts.
I loved your introduction! 18 grandchildren, wow! I liked the way you used the “I am” repetition and definitely may use that at some point this month. Every year I say I will prepare ahead of time, but alas, once again I have not, so good for you!
I’m not sure how much my preparation will help. 🙂 I didn’t follow the plan on my first slice.
There is a soothing feel to your writing- ‘sitting in an easy chair’. I enjoyed reading the prose and the poem at the end, that tells us who you are. The photograph completes the delivery -really setting the scene, so well.
Thanks for stopping by today, Juliette!