Slice of Life Day 10

We are ten days into March and ten days into the Slice of Life Challenge.  My students have been blogging along with me and I’m so impressed with their writing.  Some of them are learning a lot because they have committed to blogging all 31 days in March; some are learning just as much when they miss one of those days and realize it’s ok (and sometimes smarter!) to miss your goal.

One of the things I always forget when I start the challenge each year is how hard it can be to write an entry on a day when “nothing happens”, as my students say.  I have no problem reminding them that posts don’t need to be about life-changing events, but I don’t always practice what I preach.  For that reason, I often wait until the last minute, or close to it, to write my posts.  Oops!

Today was one of those days where not much happened.  We lost an hour of sleep thanks to Daylight Saving Time, but the dogs are thrilled because dinnertime comes earlier now.  Seeing as Dublin’s circadian rhythm has been slowly adjusting to the longer days for the past two weeks or so, he’s been asking for dinner about a half hour early.  Today he was pleasantly surprised by dinner, and he didn’t ask for his after dinner Kong until I gave it to him.  Silver linings, right?

I woke up to a lot of rain and wind this morning, so our morning dog walk was very damp and cold.  I then had a 2 hour SAT prep class.  After class I did our food shopping for the week while Chris ran some errands.  Grocery shopping was followed by making the dogs’ Kongs for the week, putting corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot for dinner, and making Irish soda bread.  While the Irish soda bread was cooking, I ran out to fill the car with gas and pick up an order from Old Navy.  Can I just say how much I love the order online, pickup in store option that Old Navy has recently started?

After cooking, Chris and I took the dogs for a 3.5 mile walk through the surrounding neighborhoods.  They are still tired from canine fitness class, but a good walk helped them stretch out.  I’m sure they spent most of today feeling like I do after a run: sore and tired. The walk woke them up a bit and got the blood flowing.  It also ensured they are still tired tonight!

I rounded out my day with an NJCTE committee meeting on Google Hangouts, dinner, and a good hour spent trying to order back-up glasses online.  I haven’t hit the purchase button yet, but hopefully I’ll get my glasses ordered before bed tonight!

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