Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
and for nurturing our writing lives.
My slippery slope is not snow and ice related. It's a behavior challenge that I face. One would think that someone who is retired would have all the time they need. I do have more time available than before and love that I no longer spend my evenings grading papers and planning for the next day. However, I'm highly distractible. In fact I'm so distractible that I could be the poster child (woman) for the distractibility movement!
I woke up at 5 this morning and headed for the computer. I wanted to leave a few comments on some of the newer slicers before writing my own post. But first, I had to check to see if I had any new comments. I made a couple of revisions to yesterday's post. Then I decided to give some comments to the late night slicers. That was always me last year. Before I knew it, it was 5:39. Shortly after that I clicked on Twitter and noticed that today is World Read Aloud Day. I had to retweet the fact and wished that I could read aloud to someone today. Do you think my contractor and plumber would enjoy a nice read aloud? I clicked on some of the posts from yesterday (there are so many of us) and even managed to comment on some newer slicers. But one of them had a link to her Pinterest boards. Oh my, that is a rabbit hole I should always avoid. Once I climbed out of that hole, I stopped at the blogs of some old slicer friends and clicked on blogs that lured me in with an intriguing teaser. And before I knew it, it was 6:30 a.m! Time to shower and head downstairs since the contractor said he would be here at 7 ish. I hadn't penned my own slice, but I had several ideas for future slices and a longing to visit more blogs.
That's when I came up with a new acronym SAFTS to guide me for the rest of the day. You read that right, SAFTS (Step Away from the Slices) became my mantra for the day as I focused on several other important tasks. So the next time you lose precious time meandering among the slices, you may need to remind yourself to avoid my slippery slope and to SAFTS (Step Away from the Slices) for at least awhile. But tonight when I get home from my evening commitment, you'll find me meandering among the slices to read some posts, leaving some comments to show I was there, and collecting ideas that will inspire my future slices. When you are able to successfully SAFTS, then you are entitled to some fun time to MATS (Meander Among the Slices)!