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!