Today’s slice is just tiring for me.
Sundays are meant for this.
We had the alarm set to go to church, but shut it off and went back to bed. We’ve struggled with church a lot lately. I was up way too early this morning, and wrote three different blogs about why I’m so frustrated with the United Methodist Church, but each seemed superficial and chatty. The church has made a giant mess of things, and it’s not a thing that will go away, not for years.
Today, I got up, made coffee and watched CBS Sunday morning. I washed dishes, I cleaned the kitchen, I finished the first of the Magnus Chase books (an excellent book), did some grading/planning, and watched some Netflix. It’s zero degrees, the wind chill is somewhere in the neighborhood of -15 to -25 degrees below zero, so outside is a big no go!
Tonight, a run, a little bit of supper, then more grading and planning for *gasp* five whole days of school. The next couple of weekends are going to be crazy, so it was good for us to just hang out here. There will be time to get out of the house, I promise! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm
Sounds like a lovely and productive day of rest!
March 3, 2019 at 4:49 pm
Rest is beyond important, especially when we are not only when we are pulled in so many directions by our work as teachers, but when our souls are weary too. It sounds like today was exactly what you needed!
March 3, 2019 at 6:46 pm
Today, next Sunday, the Sunday after. I feel Saturdays are my “no school” day and Sunday are my “slow school” day, because once Monday hits, it’s rolling! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm
I appreciate your slice! With every year of teaching experience I am realizing just how important slowing down is at times. It seems like there’s time for just about everything else except down time! Happy Sunday friend! Stay warm!
March 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm
Happy Sunday to you as well! I just wish I’d figured this out a long time ago! It would have saved me some professional and personal struggles. As it is, with age comes wisdom! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 5:46 pm
We stayed home yesterday and snuggled into a Netflix binge and chat. I planned and wrote blogs ahead. Today errands ahead of what either will be a nightmare morning tomorrow or a snow day to relax. Can’t tell yet.
March 3, 2019 at 6:48 pm
Thankfully, that storm missed us! I can deal with cold (like we’ll have over the next couple of days), so today was a great inside day! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm
Ah friend, I like you am struggling with my church.. And I didn’t go today either. Instead I stayed home, curled up with a good flowering book and listened to some favorite 90s country music. Yesterday’s slice was about my frustrations with mine. It seems a few of us fellow Slicers have been having trouble with our churches. Hmm I wonder if that’s a red flag? Churches use to be less complex and political. But then again so did education. I hope your struggle sees a resolution soon
March 3, 2019 at 6:50 pm
I agree, churches and education were more simple. But yet, it seems like the whole world is out of control right now. A mantra of mine lately has been “you can control what you can control.” No, it doesn’t make life any easier, but it helps with perspective. Happy weekend, my friend! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 6:33 pm
Sundays are such a gift.
March 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm
And when you make the conscious choice to slow down and enjoy them, it makes them that much more delicious! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 7:07 pm
A rest day is so nice! Mine was pretty restful as well! I must admit, I did not totally plan though- hopeful for at least a delay tomorrow- maybe a snow day?!
March 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm
Your snow day is one I don’t get, and I am quite all right with this change! 🙂
March 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm
I agree that it is important to have “slow Sundays” in order to recharge!
March 5, 2019 at 10:24 am
It seems like many different denominations are making decisions and changing their viewpoints without looking to see what is really important. I am glad that you didn’t get that snow day yesterday. I had to take my daughter back to Decorah and was thankful for the clear roads and driving conditions. I can deal with the cold outside. Hopefully, you will get to enjoy a full week of school. We finally had one last week
March 5, 2019 at 1:53 pm
Hey, had a late start, but it’s still a day! And this week, no major snow! We might just get that full week in! 🙂