Day 1: Over Easy



I can’t remember the name of the girl who opens the door but we know each others faces.  There’s something comforting in that moment of recognition, of knowing each other.  The bright lights and warm bacon scented air are a welcome contrast to the lingering winter outside.  We meander through the tightly packed tables.  Tables still waiting for sleepy occupants still lingering in bed.  Before I even get the baby settled in her high chair a steaming fresh cup waits for me…coffee.  Coffee I don’t even have to order.  We know each other so well the menu is already cooked into my brain.  It’s these small rituals that make this city feel like home.  Home on a cold winter day.


The annual March Slice of Life Challenge is hosted at Two Writing Teachers.

The annual March Slice of Life Challenge is hosted at Two Writing Teachers.






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16 thoughts on “Day 1: Over Easy

  1. Bacon filled air sounds amazing. I love the smell of bacon and the thought of a hot steaming cup of coffee waiting for me sounds even better. Nice slice of breakfast.

  2. Diane Sweeney

    Love the name of your blog. Made we yearn for an espresso in a cozy, European style coffee house.

  3. mmmm….. breakfast. I love breakfast!

  4. rissable

    The sip of the first coffee of the morning….ain’t nuthin’ like it!

  5. I am always amazed about the people we know and who know us, though we might never ever talk to each other.

  6. Lovely ritual, Katie – it sounds like a wonderful place to start the day.

  7. Sometimes you want to go
    Where everybody knows your name,
    and they’re always glad you came.

    Perhaps they don’t know your name, but they are glad you came. Routine is so comforting. Sweet baby!

  8. Adorable pic and I definitely wanted a sip of coffee.

  9. Comfort and warmth. A perfect combination. Oh, with an adorable baby on the side!

  10. Hello fellow Chicagoan and CPS teacher! Happy slicing–bring on the coffee.

  11. A few summers ago I participated in a PD about inquiry at your school–can’t remember the teacher’s name. I’ve heard a lot of great things about your school.

    • Was it a Boundless Readers (Rochelle Lee) workshop or the Literacy Institute? We try. : )

  12. Boundless Readers.

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