My husband is jealous that I've had a whole week off.
But I haven't been 'off.'
Nearly every day I did SOMETHING sort of that relates to my job.
I haven't been OFF.
I just haven't been all the way ON.
But I could've been ON.
I could've worked almost every day of spring break.
Last Saturday was the National Art Education Professional Development Spring Conference in Chicago.
I would've LOVED to travel to Chicago for the weekend, but instead, I hosted a house full of friends on Saturday night and we feasted on Irish food and stayed up way too late. While it would've been great to sit through meetings on Friday and Saturday and stay up-to-date with what is happening in the teaching world. it felt good to hang out at home.
*This was the most 'OFF' I was the whole week* On Sunday, my husband and I watched an entire season of a new show on Netflix and made nachos in the oven. We didn't go outside once. It was glorious.
On Monday, I went to Crystal Bridges....in my line of work, going to an art museum IS professional development. (While at the museum, I bumped into a whole family of students---awesome!)
On Tuesday, we went to OKC....While driving down there and back, I finished two books. While at the Thunder game that night, I ran into a student.
On Wednesday, we went to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. And when I got home, I worked on some art projects. I also spent the evening organizing stuff for an upcoming art retreat I am in charge of.
On Thursday, I could've participated in the Youth Art Month event at the Capitol in Jefferson City. I didn't participate this year. Sad but true. Instead, I took the car in for an oil change. Then, I went to the tire shop to have my tires rotated. While sitting in the waiting rooms, I organized photos on my phone and listened to a book on tape. Afterwards, I did a little shopping---I needed to buy a few things for school.
On Friday, I went to see the photography exhibit at Spiva. And I spent the rest of the afternoon working on stuff for the art retreat, looking through art catalogs to prep for the impending requisition I will be doing after spring break. After that I met a friend at a trail and we hiked. It was a wonderful day to be outside.
I'm sad that today is the last day of Spring Break. But it has been a productive week. I've done a lot of reading, spent a lot of time with friends, and did all of my favorite things----bookstores, museums, hiking.
So even if the majority of my day was not spent being 'ON', I wasn't completely 'OFF' either.
I still had one foot in my professional life almost every day.
And if you count the fact that I've been writing every day...well....then I should get bonus points.
This is my 'slice of life' blog.
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