Last week was a doozy. Not in a bad way, it was actually quite wonderful! Doozy in the sense that I was constantly on-the-go – caring for Charlie and my gimpy husband, moving from one activity to the next, driving from one place to another.
3-3:30 a.m. wake-up & drag Charlie with me out of bed
3:30 a.m. respond to emails while watching Scandal
5 a.m. make breakfast & brew a cup of coffee – cinnamon coconut was the flavor of the week
6:30 a.m. pack lunches – we ate many peanut butter sandwiches + pretzels with hummus
6:45 a.m. take Charlie outside & get distracted by the beautiful sunrise
7 a.m. shower & dry my hair – a new but welcome change, I usually leave the house with wet hair
7:30 a.m. race out the door only to realize I forgot my keys – it happened three times
8 a.m. stop at Starbucks for a skim peppermint cappuccino
8:15 a.m. walk into school, unpack, & chat with teachers
8:50 a.m. teach 4th grade math
10 a.m. planning period
11 a.m. teach 4th grade science
12:00 p.m. eat lunch
12:25 p.m. go outside for recess – the boys play basketball & the girls go gaga for rainbow loom
1 p.m. teach 4th grade social studies
2:15 p.m. teach 3rd grade math
3:10 p.m. hand out stickers, assign homework, stack chairs, & pack-up
3:20 p.m. students are dismissed
3:40 p.m. leave school
4:30 p.m. meet my BFF at the gym
5:45 p.m. sit in traffic for about an hour-ish while chatting with my momma & listening to Pandora
6:30 p.m. shower my boys with kisses
6:45 p.m. make & eat dinner – Spicy 4-Bean Chili Soup was eaten three nights in a row
7:30 p.m. shower
8:00 p.m. watch Scandal, again
8:05 p.m. eat dessert – ’tis the season for everything molasses
8:45 p.m. fall asleep on the couch
10 p.m. wake up to Ryan tickling me
10:05 p.m. fall asleep (again) while watching House Hunters
…repeat Monday – Friday
That has been my schedule for the past 7 days, plus a few day-to-day variations. Despite how busy it is and how much driving I’m doing, I’m loving it! The only thing that I miss about working from home is having access to a full kitchen. Within just 7 days I’ve started to develop relationships with the students and I really enjoy the other teachers and administrators.
The next two weeks I’m on winter break, enjoying all of the Christmas and New Year’s festivities… As well as catching up with friends who are in town for the holidays, studying for the VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment), planning math/science lessons, and outlining future blog posts because my absence is evidence that I don’t have time to write Monday – Friday.
Question: What’s your Monday – Friday schedule like?
Question: If you’re a blogger, do you write your posts in advance? I never have because I tend to write about whatever pops into my mind that day, but that will have to change if I want to post more often than on the weekend.