to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives
I was almost ready to leave for our afternoon book club meeting when I realized that I hadn't written today's slice. After book club we'll have an early dinner before I head to UW for a lecture with a friend. And by the time we get home, it will be after 9 (the pumpkin hour for those of us trying to meet an east coast midnight deadline).
I awake to voices downstairs. Yikes! Sara is already here. Today is her day off and we are planning to bake and decorate for Easter. She decorates. She lugs boxes from the garage and the storage spot in the laundry room. She tucks a few bunnies in her bag for decorating at her house. She fills the mantle with bunny friends from Easters past! She puts out the string egg that my mom made many years ago with a rabbit and duck standing guard over the bunny inside.
But the next job is one that we complete together. I mixed up the sugar cookie dough before heading to bed last night. We take turns rolling out the dough and cutting ducks, bunnies, and miniature eggs and tulips. She mixes up the frosting, asks me to look at it, and I decide it needs a bit more milk. Perfect! We divide it into two bowls, add a bit of food coloring and side by side we frost and sprinkle our creations. Here are my three cookie gifts - packaged and ready to share with friends and family.
And now, I really must dash out the door or I'll be late for book club! Today we are discussing Rump and Out of My Mind, selections from the Elite Eight list for March Book Madness.