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I taught for several years at a residential school for children with emotional disabilities before staying home after the birth of my second daughter. I returned to teaching, finished my Educational Leadership program in May of 2012, and now work as our district's Writing and Social Studies Coordinator. I have always loved writing and find constant inspiration from my family. Maybe someday, I will get to see my name on the cover of a book!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Slice #21 of 31- Celebrating a Friday Night of Slippers and Solitude

For the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge, hosted by the community of writers at Two Writing Teachers. Many of my slices are at my personal blog, Just Write, Melanie, but ones that deal specifically with education appear at Two Reflective Teachers. All are welcome to join the slicing party by reading and commenting. People write amazing posts.



I'm sure that there was a time when I would have complained about being home alone on a Friday night. 

I probably would have preferred heels or stylish boots over these:


I'm sure that I would have rather had a bartender serve me up a cocktail instead of helping myself:




And I might have wanted human company instead of my best dog ever, Sonny.





I'm not sure that there was ever a dessert that came close to Hazed and Confused, though.






Is it terrible that I am celebrating my husband and daughter being away at a soccer tournament, another daughter out at a party, another one away with a friend, and Larkin (the oldest who slices with us) away at college?

I'm answering that question for myself. 
Nope.

Happy Slicing,





18 comments:

  1. Melanie,
    I love the "slippers and solitude" - Having time to "breathe" is so important! Thanks for this reminder!

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  2. Melanie,
    I love the "slippers and solitude" - Having time to "breathe" is so important! Thanks for this reminder!

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  3. I will have to try that one...for one of my slippers and solitude moments! Looks yummy even in the container!

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  4. Such awesome contrast between what we valued then and now. I say "nope!" Because those moments are few and far between. I love all of your Friday night selections!

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  5. Not terrible at all! I am jealous. Enjoy getting to do what you what, when and how you want to!

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  6. I don't think it's terrible at all. I love quiet time when no one else is home. It's when I'm most productive. Glad you had such a relaxing evening!

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  7. Sounds like a perfect evening to me! Especially after an exhausting week at school. I even had carnival duty last night serving food in the cafeteria. All for good, but I agree about all of the above and will add one more. Cold house and an electric blanket on the bed = cozy, unwinding time. My dog of choice is also black, but much smaller and very curly. D :)

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  8. Love this kind of a Friday night, or any other night of the week filled with comfort and quiet.

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  9. I understand completely, and love that you shared your pictures, too. Sounds like a perfect Friday evening.

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  10. I love your post. I have the same perfect slippers, my dog, and teens. It took a while to enjoy this alone time but now I embrace it as you so beautifully shared. Great post!

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  11. A perfect Friday evening - the ones you love are happy doing things elsewhere, and you get some time to yourself. In comfort. Perfect.

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  12. Oh, I can so relate to your post! What you described sounds like the perfect way to spend a Friday night. We all need some time to ourselves. Cheers!

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  13. Sounds like a great way to spend a Friday night! I'll have to sample Hazed and Confused. Looks yummy!

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  14. Sounds like a great way to spend a Friday night! I'll have to sample Hazed and Confused. Looks yummy!

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  15. Sounds like a perfect Friday evening.

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  16. Some time alone is always good for the soul!! Glad you got a chance to really enjoy your time! :)

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  17. I told you before, this looks like a pretty ideal Friday night. Can't wait to see you next week!!

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  18. I love this piece! Also gives me hope that eventually I won't cry every time my son is away from home, LOL. Someday, I'm going to love that solitude and appreciate it!

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