Friday, March 20, 2015

Good Friends (SOL Day 21)

Yesterday, was part two of a very long end-of-the-week.  I came home from a technology conference and I was exhausted.  Part of it was from the field trip my first graders went to on Thursday.  Part of it was all the planning I did for the sub who was to cover my class while I attended the conference.  Part of it was the hour long drive to and from the conference.

As soon as I arrived home, I had a quick snack and…crashed!  I took a very long nap and then woke up in a panic because I remembered I still needed to write my Slice.  As I was writing it, my phone starts to buzz.  I had it on vibrate because I didn't want it to ring, chime, or send alerts while I was sleeping.  I picked up the phone and noticed two missed calls from one of my friends.  I called her back and she invited me out for a drink.  At first I declined, explaining my long week, the conference, my exhaustion, and my Slice.  As we continued to talk I began to change my mind.  "Okay", I replied.  "Call me when you get there and I'll finish my Slice and meet you there as soon as I can."  I think I wrote the fastest Slice I've ever written.

I met my girlfriend at a local mexican restaurant.  We had the best time catching up and the entertainment was good, too!  I'm so glad I let her talk me into joining her, she's quite good at it.  I think I've turned the corner on my stressful week.  I would even venture to say I feel energized!  Good friends can have that effect on you.   

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  1. It is so true that planning for a sub is so much more work than being in the room ourselves. I hope the conference was worth the work. What was your biggest take away?

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    1. The conference was totally worth it. I wrote a Slice about it for day 22 if you would like to read it.

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  2. So glad you changed your mind and went out! Friends, chips and salsa always cheer me up :)

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    1. I'm glad, too. It was just what I needed.

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  3. So glad you changed your mind and went out! Friends, chips and salsa always cheer me up :)

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  4. Tech Conference? Any cool ideas you can share?
    Last week, I was in DC for the Teaching and Learning Conference, after a Symposium the night before, and felt exactly as you did -- rushed, harried and trying to pull all the strands of life back together.
    Glad you found your friend and connected.
    Kevin

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    1. Yep, a tech conference called MACUL. You can read my reflection about it on my Slice for day 22. Thanks for inspiring me to write it.

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  5. Sounds to me like your power nap really gave you the energy to do just a little bit more than you thought you could do. I am not a napper, usually, but I do know many who can move the world. or party hardy, after a quick nap!

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    1. I'm not usually a napper either, but I can't function on 4 ours of sleep so I had no other choice. It was very much needed. Actually, I do take a few naps in the summer months when I stay up way too late.

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  6. Slicing at the last minute... I've been there this week and loving it, strangely. Time to chill!!!!

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    1. Last minute slicing worked out well. I'm sure I'll be doing that again:)

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  7. Sometimes the best slice is a last minute on the run slice!

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    1. It was an on-the-run-slice. I surprised myself!

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  8. Friends have a way of energizing us! Glad you decided to go out, and I agree with Donna that sometimes the best slices are the last minute ones!

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    1. Yes, they do! I'm thankful for our friendship for so many reasons.

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  9. Nothing like a good friend and a night out to anchor you! Cheers!!

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    1. That is so true. It was just what I needed!

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  10. Friends can energize us even on days when we are just too tired.

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    1. Yes, they can. She's very good at getting me out and about when I think I'm too busy or in this case, too tired.

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