Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SOL 1/31: Blindsided by Chloe

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.

I made a new rule for myself during this delightfully madcap month of slicing.  No posting comments until I've written my post for the day.  It's the carrot and stick, the no dessert until you've eaten your vegetables, the do the hard thing first approach to life.  (Oh, I forgot to tell you that there's one exception to the rule.  I can check and comment on my Welcome Wagon folks before I post my slice for the day.)  So how's it going?  Well, it's not even 7am and I've already broken my rule.  

In my defense, I offer three maxims about rule breaking:
  • Rules are made to be broken.  Yep, we all know this one, just never share it with an adolescent.  
  • Nature provides exceptions to every rule. - Margaret Fuller  That's exactly how I ended up in this predicament.  I was scrolling along in search of my Welcome Wagon folks when Chloe blindsided me.  Chloe is a dog, so she counts as a nature exception.  Dogs are an important part of our natural world.  And I love Chloe's posts!  
  • If you obey all the rules you'll miss all the fun. -Katherine Hepburn  Who knows if I would have come back to discover Chloe's post after I'd written my own slice?  And if I hadn't, I would have missed Chloe's and Deb's lively back and forth argument about why Chloe does not want Deb to slice this month.  I know you want to read it, so here's the link.   Check it out, a slice written by a beloved pet.  
And now that my post is written, I'm off to enjoy dessert (aka commenting) before I even eat my breakfast.   See you tomorrow!


  1. Didn't you forget the saying "Eat dessert first"? Who can resist a Chloe post? Plus you found your slice of life for today. Well done, Ramona!

  2. You are funny! So lucky for all of those first time slicers. The Welcome Wagon crew is so wonderful!

  3. I'm a rule follower! But I do agree, rules are made to be broken. I wish I had rules for my rule breaking though. lol

    1. I'm one of those rule followers too! So it's kind of fun to break my own rule.

  4. Love that you started by breaking rules, Ramona. Go, girl! And when we start reading, we're hooked every time. I have other "fish to fry" today, and here I am, still reading! Happy March!

  5. Laughing hard here! I have the same rule for all my various challenges and break them constantly. A Chloe post is the natural exception to everything. Enjoyed this!

  6. I love this Ramona. Sorry Chloe got you off track a bit this morning--she's good at that :) And thanks for the link to our blog!

  7. Deb's slice made me smile, too - such fun to read Chloe's voice!

  8. Ha! This was too funny. Rules are meant to be broken! Go wild! I know I'm thankful for your comment! :) Happy writing!