Seriously...seriously...the FIRST day of March and I get sick?! This is not the day of "Slice of Life" festivities that I'd imagined and planned! But then this is supposed to be a literal "slice" of our life, right? So, here's the slice from my day...as undesirable as it may have been!
The day actually started pretty normally. I even walked 3 miles this morning with my dog, Yadi. I dressed, drove to school, and was in the throes of my morning prep in my classroom when it hit.
I'll spare you the details, but let's just say I, my co-workers, the janitors, and my future sub, I'm sure, were all very glad I have a trash can right by my desk.
Anyway, my short day ended on the couch, alone with a trash bag-lined bucket, watching the morning news shows with droopy eyes and a fever.
What a disappointment.
I'd planned to give my kids who've committed to slicing this year their final pep talk, but what I got was an unexpected nurse on my unwanted sick day.
Here is Yadi a few weekends ago, chilling out in shallow stream while we hiked around a local National Park:
|Yadi is a Golden Retriever who will be 2 years old in April.|
|Staring up at me..."Are you okay yet, Mom?"|
|Laying on the couch with me, warming up my cold toes|
I'm sure many of you have a furry friend that has taken care of you when you've felt down or sick, and I'm sure they should get awards, too. But today, Yadi wins. He was the faithful, sweet, and gentle friend you hope for when you get a new puppy.
As sweet as it was with Nurse Yadi today, I hope I get to come to school tomorrow. I'm over this March-sick stuff! I mean, come on!! It's Slice of Life month!