I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
A few slicers have used this format, so I thought I would give it a try. I jotted down numbers from 0 (instead of 1) to 10, then began brainstorming things that would fit. For some numbers I had lots of ideas, others were more challenging, so much so that I had to get a little creative as you will see. And just to mix things up a bit, I started at ten and went backwards.
10 Number of books currently in my TBR pile. So many books, so little time.
9 +30 equals the number of years we have lived in our current house. So much for a starter home. It has changed a lot over the years – an added garage, an additional space that started as a patio, then became a screened porch, then became a sun room. And lots and lots of wallpaper and paint.
8 Number of cross-stitched pictures hanging on the wall. Years ago I loved to cross- stitch. Many are of Amish scenes with colorful quilts and boys in bright colored shirts. I also used to cross-stitch designs on my kids’ clothes – rainbows, musical instruments, animals, balloons.
7 Number of cars I have owned – a bright yellow Ford Pinto, a brown and tan sedan, a blue Subaru Outback , a white Chrysler mini-van, my blue-green Nissan Altima with my first ever sun roof (sigh), my first Honda CRV (red), and my second Honda CRV (Mountain Mist). Looking at the list you can tell where the kids started, and one thing is not like the others – a brown and tan sedan? Very 70’s.
6 Number of nieces I have. (I also have two nephews).
5 Number of months until Allan and I celebrate our 40th anniversary with a trip to London and Ireland.
4 Number of people in my immediate family. This is also the number of people that were in my family growing up (I have one sister).
3 Number of full years I have been retired.
2 Number of children I have – the human kind, not the one with fur.
1 Number of times I’ve been married. I married my best friend, what could be better than that?
0 Number of times I have skydived. Enough said. While some of these numbers may change with the years, this one never will.