Thursday, March 8, 2018

Click Hiss Whoosh - #SOL18 - 3/8/18


 **I'm so grateful to the #SOL community for welcoming me each and every time I post a slice. Thank you so very much to the team at Two Writing Teachers for coordinating and hosting this slicing community for the entire month of March for the Slice of Life Challenge. You all rock!!**

During this year's challenge, my plan is to reflect on a slice of my life from that day, or the day before, and write about it. No theme to tie my writing together this year, no plans ahead of time.  Just glimpses into slices of my days. Not having a plan is a very uncomfortable place for me, both as a person and a writer, so fingers crossed for the 23 days remaining!


*Click Hiss Whoosh*

7:30 AM - I'm so toasty warm, curled up in my favorite easy chair reading the paper, doing the Jumble, and catching up on my online reading.

*Click Hiss Whoosh*

10:30 AM - I just got back from water aerobics, and I need to warm up from the cold, snowy weather outside as I begin to brainstorm possibilities for my Slice of Life post today.

*Click Hiss Whoosh*

3:30 PM - I've finally showered for the day, and I'm ready to curl up with the new book I just got from the library. The warmth envelopes me and I may have fallen asleep, a quick power nap before the evening begins.

*Click Hiss Whoosh*

8:00 PM - Time to settle in for the evening. My husband and I are watching a show we've DVRed, and, within five minutes, I hear some snoring beside me. M has fallen asleep in his chair, all comfortable and cozy warm.

*Click Hiss Whoosh*

These are my favorite sounds since getting back from a month in Florida this January. Hearing them means my gas fireplace is being turned on with the remote, gas escapes, and then the fire starts to roar.

One of the best investments in our home the past two years is this remote fireplace gas insert and starter. I find myself using it continually throughout each day. It brings me so much pleasure to just click and get warmth.

Time to go and...

*Click Hiss Whoosh*

5 comments:

  1. Love the idea of not planning ahead. I am a first time slicer so I have no plan and hope it all goes well.

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  2. Oh, my. The fireplace sounds wonderful - especially today when we were "gifted" a snowy dusting on the ground. And the remote! What a great invention!

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  3. Oh, I'm jealous. We bought a newer home and it has one of those decorative gas log fireplaces that puts out NO heat. I don't miss hauling wood in the house or the ashes, but it sounds as if you have the best of both worlds!

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  4. I'm glad the sound was a good one. I kept thinking, why aren't you investigating the cause, something must be about ready to go out. Yes, it is lovely to have a fire at the touch of a button.

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  5. I'm really glad the sound was something good too. Like Elsie, I kept waiting for some big problem. I'm sitting in my living room, which has a non-working fireplace. It's just chilly enough that a fire would feel lovely. I think I'm a little jealous!

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