Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today I Love Normal - Slice of Life 2015 Day 10

It's Tuesday...and we had school!  

This may not seem like a great revelation to you, but since Christmas break was over, my school has had a total of SIX snow days, one no electricity day, Presidents' Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Professional Development Day, Grandparents' Day, and THREE full moons!  In that same amount of time we've had only three normal, regular, five day school weeks.  For Pete's sake, one week we only had ONE day of school!

This week, the weather forecasters are not predicting anything lower than 29 degrees and NO snow is predicted at all.  If we can just keep the electricity, heat, and water on, we may just have a fourth regular school week on our hands.  

We all gripe and complain about wanting something new...something different...something exciting.  But on this particular Tuesday evening, I love normal. I know there's no such thing as normal...not really...but I hope you won't mind if I continue my search for it just this once! 

It really is...if you stop and think about it. 


  1. Trish,
    I'm so with you! I love normal. It's amazing what we can accomplish when we are in school. I knew we'd missed a lot of days since the first of the year, but when you listed them out here I nearly fell over. Here's hoping we make it through a real five day week!

    Yay for normal!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I too am a teacher and while I enjoy that no two days are the same and not predictable, I completely agree that settling into a stable routine, normal, is wonderful. I hope the rest of your school year is fun!

  3. It has been a nutty winter. When I post my daily schedule, I put a lightning bolt near it if something is different/unusual. The joke this year is that it's unusual not to see a lightning bolt! A normal day can be a refreshing change! Enjoy!

  4. I can totally relate to your feelings. I look forward to the time I spend with my students and even though we all love a snow day here or there, too many days off can disrupt this time.