Musings from a middle school reading specialist. I encourage my students to read, talk, write, and have fun!
I parent two amazing young-adult daughters with my husband of 30+ years.

March 29, 2021

Good day, sunshine! #SOLC21

Thanks to Two Writing Teachers
for inspiring us to write each day in March

As I look in the mirror tonight, I see a bright red nose and forehead.  The sunscreen I applied earlier in the day did a minimal job when it came to fending off the sun's bright rays, the wind's piercing gale and the glare off the lake.

I had the pleasure of visiting Lake Geneva, WI with a coworker/friend.  The weather forecast said to expect 64 degrees today, but the actual temperature when we got to the lake was 46 degrees with strong winds.

We tied up our hair and I followed Elisa on the Lake Geneva Shore Path.  I didn't know about this public path through the backyards of the homes on the lake.  Some spots were more off-road than others, but it was neat to scramble along the shore, gazing up at the lovely homes.

I was glad to have a thick sweater and socks as the wind whipped the waves across the lake.  Did the cold bother me?  Nope.  I'll take a sunny blue-skied adventure in (nearly) any temperature.   

Thankful for a great day of catching up with my friend!


  1. This sounds like a great day!!!! I am longing for water!!!

  2. Your "Good Day, Sunshine!" title caught my attention. The way you wrote about the intersection of your expectations and the lived reality of the day provided a balance of hopefulness perfectly mixed with hair ties and windblown, chapped cheeks. So glad you got to spend quality time with a friend!