Sunday, March 1, 2015

{#sol15} March Madness 1/31


The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join us for a month of writing!



My Dearest Love,

The time has come.  It came upon us quickly this year.  Let me just be honest.  You know that my priorities will shift.  Yes, of course, I'll continue with my wife and mommy duties.  I will do my very best to be fully present.  I will try doing more without rushing because I'm thinking about it...  

Yet, please know, there are only so many hours in a day.  Yes, my other loves will be pushed aside.  Pinterest and Twitter will have minimal activity and my time for reading will be limited.  Except, of course, bedtime reading with the girls.  Plus, I'll also be reading something even better...

Early mornings, late in the evenings after the girls are in bed, and any time I have in between will be dedicated to one thing.

Yes, my love.  It's that time.  It's March.  Let the challenge begin again.

All my {writing} love,
Michelle

P.S. Remember that I'll be scribbling in my notebook to capture those words, those special moments, those memories that I'll want to remember ... slices of possibilities.  Thanks for your understanding.

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Dear Michelle,

"March Madness" means something else to me compared to everyone else.  I'm not talking about basketball.  But I'll look forward to hanging out with you on the couch -- even if you are on your laptop and there is minimal conversation.  I'm getting used to our new "March of life" that isn't so new.  What is this year five?

I wish you the best with your writing.  See you in a month.

Yours always -- except in March,
Jon

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Dear Jon,

You are the best!  I appreciate your support.  Gotta go read and comment --

Love,
me  :)


28 comments:

  1. I love Jon's comments. My husband could share his thoughts. He says that at least my fingers get into shape!

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  2. Let us always be fully present, even with the world branching out.
    Kevin

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  3. It does become a distraction, doesn't it!

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  4. Haha! Oh how I love this so much!! The letters back and forth! Your enthusiasm is contagious! Thank you and happy slicing!!

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  5. Great letter! So glad that hubby is so understanding that your priorities are shifting somewhat. Looking forward to the month of March and your daily slices. Love ya, Mom

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  6. Your post reminds me of a thought I had a few months ago. I thought about how I wanted to try writing in different genres. I love your letters, how perspective comes across and so many details are reveals though the letter writers. It is definitely March Madness time. We'll be posting (and I'll also be watching and cheering for the UVA Men's basketball team - Go Hoo's!)

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  7. Great opening slice. March seems long at the beginning but goes by so fast.

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  8. What a fun way to start the month - a love letter about slicing! I enjoyed the "reply" from Jon. This is very creative, and sparks some new ideas for me.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. yes, this is March in our SOLSC lives - lucky you have Jon's love and support!

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  10. Love this slice Michelle! Soooo creative :-) xoxo

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  11. What a gerat post and an understanding husband! Looking forward to reading more.

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  12. Soooo clever! Sooo funny! Did Jon really write the second part? What a great guy! I think he should slice along with you and your mom!

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    1. I asked for his input and had editing rights. :) Maybe he should write along side me?!? That would be a great idea! (However, he would make it into some sort of competition ...)

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  13. Michelle, I love this post. Things do really get pushed to the side during March, don't they. 5 years. Who would have thought.....

    I'll have you know, your slice the other day is what pulled me back to this challenge. I really wasn't going to do it this year. But, here I am....

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    1. Yes! So glad to hear this ... here WE are. Let's do this!

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  14. There are a bunch of us who are in year five, Michelle. Love the way you crafted this and Jon's March of life! Happy slicing. You always offer the best ideas!

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  15. This is year 5 for me as well! Yes, I would call this our own writer's March Madness! I love how you wrote your slice as a set of letters. :)
    --jee young

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  16. This slice reminds me of some of your past slices about the tug of writing amidst so many other other pulls in life--husband, children, school, family, to-do lists. It is a perpetual challenge to balance priorities. We are lucky you have family around you who recognize the power of your investment in blogging (I think of the printed out book of your posts that your parents gave you at Christmas one year--that was you, right?), so we get to read your words!

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    1. Aw, thanks Christy. That means so much. Yes, my parents give me two published books a year -- one at my birthday (1/2 the year of slices) and the other at Christmas time (the other 1/2 of the year of slices). It's a precious gift that I treasure. Supportive families (and husband!) as I write on this silly little blog mean the world to me -- especially when I they become the subject of my writing! :)

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  17. Michelle, you always have the BEST, creative ideas for slices! This is priceless, just change the names and it could be my slice of the month. This is a fever that will pass in thirty-one days. I know my husband has accepted this fact of life.

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    1. Thanks Elsie! March Madness of writing is here!

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  18. Setting other obsessions asides is a great topic for a slice. I have spent a lot of time today on this blog reading through writings, publishing my students work and fixing errors I have made as a first-time challenge accepter. There are a lot of things I could have been doing. Hopefully, I get the kinks worked out, but I am glad that I have replaced at least an hour of my netflixing to write and read other writers. In fact, I think this is my topic for tomorrow.

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  19. Very sweet. It feels good to be reading your slices again.
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. It's good to hear your voice again too, Ruth. You are why I am here. Still writing today. Hugs back at you.

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  20. I love your post. Unique and fun. March does creates a different routine.

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  21. I love the letters! Thanks for inspiring us all!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.