Every year one of my Teach Write writing buddies, Leigh Anne Eck, invites Slicers to a party. Each invitation has a theme. Did you get your invite last Thursday? In case you missed it, here it is. Leigh Anne invited us to share our best colors. Here are mine for today.
The best white are the lovely snowdrops blooming by my front steps, greeting me as I head off to work and return home.
The best pink filled up the morning sky as my husband and I drove to work this morning.
The best red adorns our WEA union-strong t-shirts we are wearing almost daily, as our battle for a fair contract continues.
The best oranges are the basketballs my Kindergarteners are attempting to dribble in PE class. They are working so hard!
The best yellow is the beloved, but chipped, vintage Pyrex mixing bowl I inherited from my late mother-in-law. It’s filled with slow rising olive bread dough nearly ready to be baked this evening.
The best greens are poking their little heads up through the dry cracked soil in my yard. Good things are happening!
The best blue are the comfy flannel jammies waiting for my return this evening after a long week.
The best purple are the crocus that bloomed in the afternoon sun.
The best brown is that salty caramel- filled chocolate I snagged from the Teacher’s Room at lunch time.
The best black is the slow cooker pot waiting for the lamb stew I’ll get going after the bread is in the ow
Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March.