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Much Needed R & R

For much of the week, my desk at work looked like this…

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I managed to leave it clean when I left on Friday afternoon.

What I mean by clean is that everything came home with me and is now adorning my kitchen table.

Despite all of the work that sat, taunting me, I gave myself the day off, indulging myself in a hair cut and, afterward, the solitude of running errands.

When I returned home, I ate lunch, took a nap, and began reading Longleaf, by Roger Reid.

He will be visiting our school in November, so I’m going to try to read this book aloud to my students to prepare for him.

The book was a wonderful read and one I connected to immediately because the setting is one that I am somewhat familiar with.

The visuals painted by the author are amazing, and I almost want to go out and find some Longleaf trees now!!

The other book I read (yes, I did read two books today) was The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom.

I had read a review if the book and had added it to my wish list on Amazon; however, when I saw the book at Sam’s Club, I snatched it up.

It tells the story of how Father Time came to be, and how he steps in to change two lives.

The book was mesmerizing. I could not put it down!!

It reminded me a little of The Giver, which I’d read this past summer.

I will probably read this aloud to my students as well.

Although one might not cell this a productive day as far as getting much accomplished goes, simply slowing down and getting a little bit of R&R was just what I needed.

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One Response

  1. I usually read Mitch Albom books in one sitting! I haven’t read this one…I will have to look for it! Hooray for a relaxing day! We need those from time to time. I literally brought NO work home this weekend….not even my flash drive!

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