Some Days

Some days you’re the windshield; some days you’re the bug.

Today I felt like a bug.

I haven’t been sleeping well again, and tossing and turning fretting about this and that takes a toll after a while. I wish I was one of those people who could compartmentalize effectively so that events that take place during the day wouldn’t affect my quality of sleep, but I’m not.

I left work a bit early today to go to an appointment with my hair dresser. Now you might think that might make me feel better, and it did for a while. I enjoy my time with Megan, we always share some laughs. I have decided to change my hair style and that means there will be some growing pains for a couple of months; in the meantime I have some lovely blonde highlights to enjoy. I always have a sense that I am wasting my time when I am at the hair salon and I can’t help but think about the things I could be doing instead of sitting in the chair having my hair done. Am I the only one who feels this way?

Anyway, I arrived home to find Gerry barbecuing burgers for himself. (He takes advantage of any opportunity to have beef since I’ve decided to stop eating it.) He graciously threw a veggie burger on the grill for me while I went to check the mail.

Tracy Seeley’s new book My Ruby Slippers was waiting for me! Tracy will be guest posting here at A Slice of Life Writing and in honor of her visit there will be a giveaway for her book!

I also mentioned recently that Linda Hubalek will be visiting at the end of this month and in honor of her visit there will be a giveaway for her ebook Trail of Thread.

Okay. Hair done, sun shining, hubby barbecuing for me, book in the mail, company to look forward to, what’s to feel down about? I’m starting to feel more like a windshield by the moment.

If you want to get in on the upcoming giveaways please leave a comment and become a follower of A Slice of Life Writing if you’re not already one. Followers who leave a comment anytime between now and May 31, when Linda will be a guest here, will be entered in the drawing of Linda Hubalek’s ebook Trail of Thread.

I’m off to enjoy my veggie burger and a bit of sunshine now!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Oh Linda, don’t ever feel guilty about a date with your hairdresser! There’s nothing you could be doing instead that can’t wait. And enjoy the streaks.
    As soon as I’m out of bed (slipped disc attack!), my hairdresser is the first place I’m heading.
    I’m new to your site and I’m so enjoying it. Thanks for the musings.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Ryma! I hope your back heals quickly and you have an opportunity to enjoy some time at your hairdresser too!

  2. How lovely to think of having highlights, sunshine and a new book to read! Glad you are feeling more like the windshield! Hugs to you, too.

    1. It’s simple things like sunshine and books that make life good, isn’t it?!

  3. Hi Linda,
    I’ve been working on changing my hairstyle as well. It’s challenging to say the least. Now I’m not happy with the white hair that is my natural state and which I’ve had since I turned 60 two years ago. Now I want color again, but don’t want to put chemicals in my hair. Oy, the things we allow to distract us from the more important things in life. Except feeling good about ourselves is important. Yes, it’s the simple things that make life good.

  4. Linda, sounds like a lovely give-away. Sorry, but I’d probably have to eat the meat with your hubby. 😛

    1. That’s okay, Karen. More veggie burgers for me!

  5. I’m so glad your day is looking up. A little sun and a thoughtful husband makes a good combination. And a book in the mail is just a bonus. 🙂

    I’m feeling a bit like the bug at the moment, but this too shall pass.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Heidi. I hope you’re back to feeling like the windshield very soon.

  6. Oh sunshine! We haven’t seen much of that these days here in Massachusetts. 🙁 Owell! Better than snow! Do you think you could give a writing prompt a week. Just something small? You are so creative, that I’d love to piggyback off of one of your prompts. Just thinking while I’m avoiding turning the light off for bed. ;)Alyssa

    1. Hi Alyssa! Hmmm…a writing prompt a week….that’s food for thought and might be fun to do as well! I’ll sleep on it and let you know, okay.

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