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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
SLICE #25-- In Which I Forget How to Make a Sandwich
OK, maybe more than a teeny bit hard.
Actually somewhere between pretty hard and really hard.
Today was so hard I forgot how to make a sandwich.
I spent the morning, 3 hours straight, in my basement doing online tech sessions. We are learning all these new-to-me apps. I can do the basic stuff, e.g. Google Classroom, Slides, Docs, Flipgrid, Padlet, etc. but I don't do a lot of fancy stuff. And this morning felt really fancy. And it was the kind of PD where there is three hours worth of material poured into one hour, so you don't get any time to practice or mess around, you just watch someone else do it. And take notes frantically hoping you can remember to do it yourself. And get more and more stressed.
So I staggered up from the basement at noon to make some lunch and get outside for a breath of fresh air before the next three-hour go round started at 1.
And I should mention, I pretty much have the same thing every single day for lunch-- a turkey sandwich, either on two slices of light bread, or one slice of whole grain. This week it's whole grain because that's what I found at the grocery store last weekend. And when it's regular bread, I only have one slice, except I cut it in half.
And so I got the bread out, and the turkey out, and the mustard out and started to make my sandwich.
Except I forgot to cut the bread in half. So I spread the mustard, and laid out the lunch meat, but then I couldn't figure out how to where the top had gone.
And I probably stood there for 30 seconds, staring dumbly at my sandwich, trying to figure out how to make a top.
Right now, some days are so hard, you forget how to make a sandwich.
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I feel exactly the same way as you do. I feel like I am learning five years of technology in a week! I am so overwhelmed. You are not alone! I don’t think I could make a sandwich right now either!
The end of your slice of life reminds me of how I sometimes forget where my phone is when I’m holding it in my other hand. Ridiculous.
Sounds like you are navigating a lot with learning new technology. It is a lot to manage.
I’m surprised by how wiped out I am. The weekend can’t come soon enough. I love that you found the perfect small moment to illustrate how so many of us are feeling.
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