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, Anna, Kathleen, and Deb
My day began bright and early with an 8 am PT appointment (no dire problems, just a sore knee that has plagued me for a couple of months). As I waited for my warm-up time on the bike, I chuckled at the receptionist who kept shielding her eyes from the morning sun as she greeted each patient. Someone recommended that she put on sunglasses. After my warm-up, I transferred to a machine of torture right in the sunny window where I found myself using my hand to block the early morning sunshine. You may wonder why they didn't just pull the binds? Well, we live near Seattle and a sunny day in February is something to celebrate! In fact, I celebrated by heading to the car wash right after PT. We've had a historically wet winter with nearly 2 feet of rain in less than three months. It's been the wettest rainy season in Seattle since 1894. Today's newspaper urged citizens . . . "If your roof needs repair, your car needs a wash or your skin is in search of bronzing, rejoice - your atmospheric prayers have been answered . . . The fickle Seattle sun is expected to make an extended appearance this week."
So it was with trepidation that I headed down to the middle school this afternoon for Books, Brownies and Beyond. Who knew if my young friends would spend another hour at school? I wouldn't blame them if they ditched book club for some time in the sun. But we had sixteen readers in attendance, eight girls and eight boys. We're prepping for March Book Madness. Today I asked readers to take a stand for Fantasy or Realistic Fiction. We were tied evenly, with 7 votes for each genre. Yes, some of our members didn't vote. They couldn't bring themselves to choose one over the other and then there was Elsa, standing halfway up because she wanted to vote for both.
After book club I basked in the sunshine, no jacket needed, and chatted with Carrie Bowman, the KCLS librarian who teams with me to lead our book club. Wonder what we talked about? Books, of course!