The title of today’s slice is multi-layered. The first layer is that I am using the WordPress app on my phone as an experiment. This weekend I will be traveling and my only option for posting slices may be from my phone. So I will be blogging as best I can using my thumbs which isn’t as automatic for me as it is for my teenage children. Here goes …
Today I found myself out in the real world on a school day. My son has an afternoon doctor’s appointment so I left my class in the hands of a capable sub at lunchtime and hit the road. I had a little extra time which allowed me the chance to take care of a few errands before picking him up at school.
My first stop was the grocery store to pick up a few items the store was out of on my weekend shopping trip. The first thing that surprised me was the number of people shopping. I had assumed it would be empty during the early afternoon. Quite a few people of all ages were doing their big shopping trip on a Monday… Interesting. They seemed much calmer, taking their time examining the merchandise, than the typical mad-dash shopper I see during the weekend.
Next, I went to the gas station. I noticed the volume of vehicles was the same. The difference was there were several contractor trucks: electrician, plumber and some other utility truck surrounded me.
As I stood by my car, I noticed how dirty it was. The weather was just about warm enough and I had time. I was surprised there was no line… I just pulled right up. That never happens.
As I drove up Maine Street there were fewer cars than there would be a few hours later. I am used to crawling down Maine Street today I cruised along smoothly.
Yes, it’s true I am a teacher and I have days off on vacations but this was different. No school age kids to be seen… No holiday buzz… No summer tourists… Just regular life on a regular day and I got to be part of it for just a short time.
I have now completed my first iPhone post. Well almost… I still need to actually post it, copy and paste on Two Writing Teachers, make comments. I don’t love the format on a little screen but it will do in a pinch. I should probably add a disclaimer that this was typed on an iPhone to explain weird typos.
This blog post was typed on an iPhone 😊
PS The only glitch I had was being able to cut and past the link from my blog to TWT… Does anyone know how to do this???