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Susan Maclay
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SOL - When It's My Turn
When it’s my turn, sit beside me in candlelight in a quiet rocking chair. Hold my hand whether it be cold or sweaty or shaky. Squeeze it once in a while (even if you are a stranger) just so I can be sure I’m not alone.                                       ...
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SOL--The Car Show Parade
It was the last day of a three-day conference in Phoenix.   The final sessions ran at least thirty
minutes over and I was in desperate need of a real meal; the snacks that had held
me over until dinner during the past two days were finally unappealing.   I ...
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SOL - Sub Plans
I’ll never forget how difficult it was to leave my first sub
plans.   During my first year of
teaching, I arrived at school at 6am most days to figure out how I would spend
my time with my class.   I felt
totally incompetent and unprepared!   How in the wor...
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SOL - To the Mountains
Leave at 9:00? Maybe 10:00? Clara wants peanut butter and jelly for breakfast And an apple.    Her biggest breakfast ever. Pack toothbrush. Which shoes? Check the weather report     check email while I'm there.     "I want to send a message to Grandma Jill!...
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Susan Maclay commented on a post on Blogger.
How very clever of you, Suparna!  I feel honored to have been your audience and am hopeful that there will be lots more from you to read here.   
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SOL 31 (!) of 31 - Story Time
I've written about how bedtime with my daughter has always been my favorite part of motherhood.  I can not think of a better way to end the day than to melt into a story together, turn off the lights and share about our day in whispers. But since I wrote ab...
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Susan Maclay commented on a post on Blogger.
My favorite part: Warm like the coffee..."  I love the idea you've created that a memory is so much more than a picture.  So wise!
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SOL 30 of 31 -- Spring Cleaning
I guess you could call it spring cleaning.  Really, it was the time to do all the cleaning that should have been done regularly throughout the winter but wasn't.  I always mean to mop the floors every couple of weeks but actually  I just hand wash the visib...
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Susan Maclay commented on a post on Blogger.
Is this, perhaps, the friend you wrote about at the beginning of the month in "I Miss You, Friend?"  Happy spring break!  
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SOL 29 of 31 -- Kurt
Kurt joined my grandparents and me for dinner again this evening.  This time I heard stories about his wife. After World War II, Kurt returned to Israel.  He met a beautiful woman and they started dating.  This woman's mother never left the house except to ...
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