I knew this day would come. It always does, but I lasted longer than I thought I would. Today is the first day I didn't have a slice ready to go the night before. I struggled last night with putting words down or even finding a moment to write about. So, I didn't write.
Usually breaks are a time for me to catch up on my home to-do list. You know things like cleaning--that chore that gets neglected during the school year.
Instead of focusing on my to-do list, I decided to avoid looking at the dust in the living room and the pile of school stuff on the dining room table, and the breakfast dishes in the sink and the ring around the bathtub, and I decided to create a spring break get-to-do list.
In no particular order, I get to...
be the last one to go to bed
- stay in my pajamas as long as I want
- read any book in any of my stacks
- write in my notebook in a place that is not home
create collage bookmarks and mail them to friends
- buy a new yearbook camera
shop for new spring clothes with my daughter
- go out for breakfast with my husband
take my son out for dinner
- try a new recipe
- walk in the afternoon
- take naps
- enjoy the small things
Join Two Writing Teachers and other teacher-writers as we
share a slice of life during the month of March.