Monday, March 10, 2014

Joplin Day Trip

For my first day of Spring Break (weekday) I woke up early and headed to Joplin to talk to some very nice college students. I talk to college kids each semester, and have done so for several years. I LOVE it. *grin*

After the chat, I went with the professors of the class to lunch at Olive Garden. As always, that was time well-spent. I enjoyed it. After that, I headed to IHOP (food) to meet a friend. One of the perks of speaking in Joplin is connecting with friends from the last season of my life. I will admit, the person I met with today is one of my all-time favorite people, and I enjoyed every story swapped with my friend. Time went by incredibly fast, so when my friend left it felt like it had been minutes instead of a couple hours. I do hope to see her again on another Joplin trip, and am praying that He will give me a friendship beyond where we are now. She's precious, and I'm so glad she's back in my little corner of the world...even from Joplin. *grin*

After that, I met with a teacher friend from Joplin. Janie is one of my closest friends at this point, and I loved talking with her for a couple hours too before heading back here. Janie and I share a love of books, and swapping book titles, authors, and genres was amazing. I also asked her for some reading strategies for one of my students that I want to take further in reading. It was AMAZING, and Janie is definitely one of my favorite people EVER.


Today was great.

And there are SEVERAL days left in break, including being BARNABAS BOUND.


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