While the sickly smaller little napped restlessly upstairs yesterday, I sat in the kitchen beside french doors. The sun cascaded through, bathing my toes in warmth. Perched on a chair at the table's end, my fingers pranced from key to key as email after email took shape. As new messages popped up, I peeked at content. One conversation between a school secretary and her coworkers diverted my attention like a neon "They're hot!" sign flashing in front of a Krispy Kreme donut shop.
MESSAGE ONEFrom: Sally
Subject: geral notice
To the diligent person who made all the laminated little colored signs/passes: The ones that say 'inquirer' are misspelled. Sorry, my spelling gene sometimes overtakes my self-preservation one.
Two minutes later...
MESSAGE TWOFrom: Sally
So remember writers, when offering friends feedback today, be gracious by offering compliments and constructive by offering suggestions that will help your partner become a better writer. None of us has it all figured out -- the more we write and the more we work together to look at our writing, the better we'll get. Now off you go...