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Slice of Life Tuesdays: Moving, the Moon, and Mars


Slice of Life Small LogoMoving, the Moon, and Mars

I had a very busy weekend. Helping my daughter move into her first house was exciting and exhausting! I had such a great time just looking around, admiring the previous owners’ care of the place: the paint colors that do not have to be changed, the hardwood floors, the door knobs that all match throughout the house. It was clean and ready to move into, and the family members came to work! Furniture is so heavy, so big, so…Arg! Can’t turn the corner from the dining room to the basement entry — too tight! I watched while others measured, loaded the dolly, and carefully handled the large items. Trip after trip from the cars and U-Haul truck into the house — boxes, toys, appliances, and keepsakes. What a weekend! I noted that next time I move, I want a furnished condo.

Sunday night, those still living with me prepared for the observation of the year. The full moon. The lunar eclipse. The “blood” moon. I went to bed a little early (I was so exhausted!), but told my daughter to wake me up at 10:30 so we could go outside and watch the moon. Arg! Stupid cloud cover! We could see light where the moon was supposed to be, but we couldn’t take part in the grand celebration. The rest of the country was posting pics on Facebook and my husband kept telling me to “Look!” during the baseball game in Detroit. What a sight! And we missed it! Oh, well. Next time, right? (When will that happen again?)

Life on Mars? We don’t know…yet! (My “YET” friends will understand! :)) But there is H2O! “Flowing Water on Mars.” How exciting! All these years of wondering, and now it’s confirmed. Seems like just yesterday we were the only planet that could sustain life. Wonders will never cease.



Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

9 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesdays: Moving, the Moon, and Mars

  1. Ugh, moving is a necessary evil, but so nice when it’s over. Nice there was so much help for your daughter. Too bad you missed the moon. Our clouds moved out just in time.

  2. It sounds as though your daughter found a lovely home – ready to settle in right away.

  3. I had to laugh at your line, ” I noted that next time I move, I want a furnished condo.” Moving is sooo stressful. I think I’ll add your idea to my wish list, should I have to move.

  4. Moving is exciting, but you’re right, so-o tiring. The adrenaline keeps everyone going, until the end. The house sounds nice. Sorry about the moon. I loved seeing it, feel lucky that we didn’t have clouds, as you & others said. You’re right, the Mars announcement is awesome! I’m looking forward to the movie, too!

  5. Hmmm. That house sounds wonderful!
    I think the next time is 2033. We’ll be ready then!

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