SOLC: Day 31
31 days have come and gone.
Days of stretching
31 days of writing
SOLC: Day 30-Not the way to start the day
Arriving at school
A list in my mind
Things I need to do.
Opening the closet
My hand slipped.
It just won’t go away.
Two of my nails bent back
way too low.
Someone please make it stop.
The list will have to wait.
Band-aids have moved to the top of my list.
This was not the way I wanted to start my day!
SOLC: Day 29-Living in the car
There are days when I feel like I spend way too many hours in my car.
Back and forth to work
to the store
to the games
stuck in traffic.
There are times when we work on ipads or laptops in the car.
Some meals have even taken place in the car as we travel around.
And some naps have occurred while waiting for pickups.
My car. My home away from home.
SOLC: Day 28-Around the World
One of our school traditions each year is our Cultural Heritage Night. It is great to see families gathered to share traditional attire, music, stories, food, and customs from their countries. Did I mention the food? The array of aromas from the various spices filled the air as an open invitation to sample all of the delicacies waiting to be tasted. So…I began my tasting journey visiting each country represented and sampling all the various foods.
By the end of the event I felt like I had stamped my passport many times over. I had tasted foods that were new and many that were similar to my own heritage. I even got to take some delicious Noodle Kugel home so I can continue my journey tomorrow. Time to add a new page to my passport.
SOLC: Day 26-Sunday
Spending time with family
making new memories
What better way to spend the day.
SOLC: Day 25-24 Hours
It’s amazing how quickly things can change within 24 hours.
24 Hours ago I found out:
-a friend and her family were almost killed by Carbon Monoxide.
-a member of our school district community suddenly passed away.
-the Mayor of the town I work in passed away.
We make plans for days, weeks, and months ahead but we forget to cherish the moments we live in each day. Today I took things much slower. I cheered for a former student during her basketball game, I spent time with some friends, and hugged my family some more.
24 Hours can remind us to value the things that are truly important.
SOLC: Day 24-Date Night
Unexpected surprise at the end of the week.
Just the two of us for a date.
Not mommy or daddy,
Table for 2.
What a rare treat.
No squabbling kids.
No picking what they like from the menu.
We can choose what we like,
and enjoy a quiet meal.
SOLC: Day 23-Quiet Evening
It is very quiet this evening.
Everyone is out.
Just me and the dogs.
Resting on the couch.
Just for me.
Enjoying the solace.
Everyone will be back soon.
It will be over.
SOLC: Day 22-Breathe!
Today was very frustrating, and hectic. The type of day where even the ipad that was charged and ready for a meeting just stopped working. By mid day, I was envious of the people that were absent and I rushed from a meeting to heat up something to eat because I had students arriving in my room within 30 seconds.
As I arrived in my room, my phone rang with the news that a delivery I was expecting on Monday would not be arriving today due to an error on the end of the delivery company. It was the icing on the cake! I was furious! I sat at the table with my students who were quietly reading and at that precise moment my apple watch buzzed a message: Take a minute to breathe. Really?! When did my watch begin reminding me to breathe?
I started to laugh at the thought that my watch was giving me timely advice. Well, I did just that…I took a deep breath, and tackled the rest of the day one item at a time. By the end of day I was no longer frustrated, I had checked off the items on my to-do list, and even my ipad began to work.
It’s funny that the best advice I took today was from my apple watch!