When I woke up today, I was listening for the weather report and how the roads would fare on Long Island. When I heard it was National Umbrella Day, my curiosity was piqued. How odd, I thought! Umbrellas in winter and then I stepped outside to see what I would find. Rain, sleet, ice??? No, not today. Brrr! Very Cold. Ice was everywhere. I stepped lightly down the stairs so I would not take another tumble as in the last storm.
As I started my car, once again I heard about National Umbrella Day and wondered how people around the states would celebrate the umbrella. I was thankful that I did not need one to protect me against sleet, chilling rain, or heavy snowfall.
After a day of working with close to fifty teachers and the message of positivity still fresh in my mind, I composed this light poem.
snow will suffice.
Rain, sleet, ice,
Got some advice?
Umbrella to go,
odd for the snow!
National Umbrella Day
is here in style.
Want to celebrate for awhile?
Tip of the Day:
Winter Weary, try a Slice of Positivity to awaken the heart to a myriad of possibilities.
I bring you Gene Kelly who taps his way into showers with his umbrella and an optimistic look at life. I thought his song and dance would add a charming touch to National Umbrella Day while warming the hearts of Long Islanders.
Now stroll over to the Two Writing Teachers for the weekly Slice of Life. Here's a bit of backchannel information that I found out at NCTE 14. There are actually six writing teachers, of which I met five: Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Tara, and Beth. I was amazed by their friendly demeanor, collegiality, and warmth that I felt upon our first meeting. I hope to meet Anna someday at one of the national conferences. Enjoy reading the slicers' posts.