There have been a lot of changes this semester but one thing I have really enjoyed is having a little time in the morning to myself after I take the boys to school. Every day I drop the boys off and come home for a few hours to walk the dog, eat breakfast, drink coffee, watch a little Food Network, and do a little housework before heading to school for the day.
This week, however, has robbed me of my sweet morning routine.
I have had student conferences Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. Each conference is 15 minutes long–not bad, right? Well, if you multiply that by 43+ students (I had two conferences with some students)….let’s just say I’ve been living at school this week.
Yesterday I had 25 conferences. My stomach cramps up a little bit just remembering. While I love meeting with each student (most of them, anyway…) one on one, I really do not like the all-day-marathon of mental energy expended while helping student after student generate ideas, thesis sentences, organizational patterns, and MLA citations. It is exhausting.
Plus I missed my date with my french vanilla coffee and Food Network.
Well, today is Thursday. Blessed Thursday!
I dropped the boys off at school and headed home for some me-time. Goldie and I took a beautiful walk on this crisp fall day, and I enjoyed a yummy breakfast and coffee, and yes, I am currently watching Food Network as I write this.
And I have been looking forward to today for another reason: I am going shopping for the boys’ birthday party this morning! I am so excited.
Party hats, balloons, plates, party bags, here I come!
How are my babies turning 3? Amazing!