LISTENING to keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, performed by Mikhail Pletnev. I can’t write or do school work while listening to music with lyrics because I’ll start singing along!
WONDERING if I have everything I need for a PD session with K-2 teachers this afternoon.
THINKING about a couple of ideas I have for poems.
FEELING relieved that my son Michael is getting settled in his new apartment.
TEXTING with my son Brian and his wife about their new puppy, Louie.
READING Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal, by Margarita Engle. The Firefly Letters is the only book I’ve read by Engle. I think I’ll have to do something about that this year. What an amazing writer!
REFLECTING on how to best help two of our neediest students, both of whom are making very slow progress.
DRINKING a cup of tea, Bigelow Lemon Lift.
WATCHING nothing. We never turn the TV on in the morning.
WISHING I had gotten more housework done over the weekend. We’re having company this weekend, and I’m not sure how I’m going to get everything done before they arrive on Friday.
WORKING ON getting our taxes together.
KNITTING a hat for a baby shower I’m going to in a few weeks.
Thank you to Elisabeth Ellington of The Dirigible Plum for the “Currently” format of this slice, and thank you to Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Anna, Beth, Kathleen, and Deb for this space for teachers and others to share their stories each Tuesday throughout the year and every day during the month of March. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts.