:: right now :: Slice of Life 29

 (During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!)  Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge:  StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna and Beth.   More Slice of Life posts can be found at  Two Writing Teachers .


:: right now ::

:: thanking Stacey for her “Be Inspired” tip today

:: enjoying this new format courtesy of Terje’s model

:: anticipating today’s “quilt shopping” with the girls as we search for fabric to make a high school graduation gift

:: thanking myself for making a list of “must do’s” last night for my weekend focus

:: accepting that uninterrupted work time is highly overrated

:: consoling friends whose teams were not victors

:: wondering if simple solutions are the best

:: thinking of my last two slices for this challenge

:: smiling as I reread Ona’s slice from yesterday “Thank you, Kate Roberts”

:: waiting for my first cup of coffee

:: looking forward to a bit of relaxation

:: hoping that today’s temperatures will REALLY be in the 60’s

:: wishing that everyone has a great weekend

What would you add for your own “right now”?

20 responses

  1. I love this idea of a right now slice! Thanks for including my blog link and thanks for the slice inspiration!

    1. Ona,
      You are so welcome! I am totally a “Falling in Love with Close Reading” groupie and I know from last summer’s institutes how inspiring both Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts are!
      Have a great weekend!

  2. What a great format! And thanks for the link to Ona’s post about Kate. So nice!

    1. Thanks, Anna!

      The format was so fun! Exploring “tips” from you and Stacey has been one of my highlights of this “Slice of Life Challenge.” It has been so easy to ditch my “not so hot” idea for a post in favor of trying something new – and FUN!

  3. Nicely done, Fran – one of the great joys of this community is that it serves as a wonderful idea bank. No, to read about the one and only Kate Roberts!

    1. Tara,
      The community and the idea bank are both such assets!
      And the blog about Kate is just awesome!

  4. I love this format. Not quite a poem, not quite a list. Right now: I’m imagining a day when all of my students have access and write posts with great writing inspiration like Terje!

    Thanks for the link to Ona’s post on Kate Roberts. She reminds me to go back and re work some of those close reading rituals with my kids. Haven’t done you tube with them and they would love that.

    1. Julieanne,
      It is a fun format! Wouldn’t it be great for all your students to have internet access?!

      I also need to go back and do some more close reading. I love that “JOY” that just surrounds both Kate and Chris when they talk about “Falling in Love With Close Reading.”

  5. I need to give this format a try, Fran. I loved it when I saw it on Terje’s blog. Maybe I’ll try it out on our last day… OMG, that’s soon!

    1. Stacey,
      You only have two days left unless you save the format for a Tuesday Slice of Life! Again, thatnks for the “Be Inspired” tips!

  6. […] Now” is a piece I saw here on Fran McVeigh’s blog this morning, when I hopped over there after she retweeted my #sol […]

  7. I am loving this format – there may be lots more this week!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Anita.

      I just think it is so helpful to have a variety of formats that can be used for writing!

  8. This is a great format! I agree about the uninterrupted work time. I’m actually more productive if I take little breaks every hour or so. Hope you had a relaxing day!

    1. Thanks, Catherine.
      It was a great “girls'” day. Having a variety of formats is sooooo helpful!

  9. Love your Right Now slice – lovely list!

    1. Thanks, Bev. I appreciate your time spent reading and responding!

  10. Read several slices in this format today. I may have to try it tomorrow.

    1. Thanks, Carol for reading and commenting. I hope you do try it!

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