Every Tuesday, I participate in the Slice of Life challenge at Two Writing Teachers. If you want to participate, you can link up at their Slice of Life Story Post on Tuesdays or you can just head on over there to check out other people's stories. For more information on what a Slice of Life post is about, you can go here.
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On Sunday, my husband went to pick up Peanut and Little Bean who had spent the night at my parents. We slept in since the kids weren't home and I was slow to get dressed, to have breakfast, to savor the last few pages of Ruth Culham's The Writing Thief. It was a sunny day, the house was quiet, I was feeling relaxed.
A little before one in the afternoon, I pulled into the library. Our library has never been open on Sundays in the summer until this year. I love the library on a Sunday afternoon.
This Sunday, as I pulled in, I saw quite a few cars, and people of all ages lingering in front of the doors. How awesome that people were waiting for the doors to open, eager to get into the library on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the summer. I had to tweet about it (of course) and then I sat there in the parking lot with the windows down and the sunroof open, enjoying the sunny day and feeling relaxed.
Inside, I found a quiet spot near the windows, overlooking the sweet pond outside. Last week, I only posted my IMWAYR post, my Celebrate post and my Teachers Write Sunday Check-In post. I've struggled with being very consistent at posting here lately. Some days I get lots of posts up and others I just don't. Summer has been busy, full of so many memories I will always cherish and that I would never trade, but today I made myself not work on my novels, I made myself not send e-mails, I made myself not work on work. Instead, I took the time to get posts ready for the week and to get a little organized with my blog posts.
It's been a while since I've felt ahead of the game with things instead of trying to get things done right before they happen and I wanted to capture this little slice of relaxation that I enjoyed on Sunday. Sometimes these moments pass us by and we don't capture them in writing but I'm trying to be more conscious of them.
When was the last time you felt relaxed?