before that…

I crunched another tortilla chip as I watched the sun set from my parents’ rooftop patio.

Before that, I lugged three floor pillows to the top floor to make myself a cozy reading spot in the dying sunlight.

Before that, I sat down at my dining room table, texting my friend, noticing the birds and squirrels playing in our yard beyond the glass doors.

Before that, I walked with my mom to the car, pulling off my sweatshirt in the unexpected heat.

Before that, I promised the janitor who wanted to lock up the building that we would be out in just 10 more minutes!

Before that, I scrolled through my playlists on Spotify, looking for some fun background music.

IMG_3913Before that, I decided on the Stracciatella, instead of the chocolate gelato.

Before that, I snapped a picture of a funny sign from the Italian deli to send to my friends who live in Italy.

Before that, I overheard my mom and her friend discuss work and blogging (and heard my name pop up a few times….!) from downstairs.

Before that, I rolled over and glanced at the clock, thinking I had really slept in….it was 8:32. ❂




Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.


6 thoughts on “before that…

  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the “before that” scaffold and have used it myself. I think it would be a good one for kids to try out, too.

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  2. What a way to build a story! I haven’t seen this before (Ha–before!!) but really enjoyed it. I was watching your day backwards. Your photo at the end is breathtaking!

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