Tuesday, January 15, 2008

late start

You may recall I wrote some goals for this year. If we were to check in on how those are going, I would receive a - well, let's do the math. There were 11 items; I have consistently done exactly three. That would give me a sickly 27%, making me more of a slacker than my students who have been absent 18 times this quarter. Wow.

Here is the one I have failed at miserably - it also happens to be one of the more urgent to-dos (next to not having a heart attack due to inactivity): Wake & go to bed at regular, reasonable times (i.e. more than an hour before school starts and well ahead of midnight, respectively). Today was no exception. I got out of bed just after 7 am, which technically is more than an hour before my class starts, but the point was to be Ready Mom (think Donna Reed with an iPod) when the kids get on the bus, well-fed & brushed & smelling clean. Then I could leisurely write a post or read new blogs (Resolutions #2 & 3), light a candle & enjoy some tea (#5 & 7), or even head to school early. In the event of an unforeseen circumstance (for example, milk spilled over an entire counter along with papers to be turned in, a chapter book, and a pair of glasses, or the kids' school district starting two hours late while my own district was on time - these are completely hypothetical, of course), I would be able to handle such a situation without having an aneurysm.

Tomorrow is another day.


brandy101 said...

oh man, these school districts have to get in synch.

We have the same situations crop up here; one will be off while one 500 feet away has full-day. it makes NO sense. If a general geographic area is messed up then everyone should stay off the road.

Mrs. G. said...

I hear you. Our district didn't delay opening and guess what I did? Slid into a school bus (that had slid into someone's yard) and then watched the car behind me slide into me. No physical damage, some car damage and a lot of mental damage. Tomorrow IS another day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for not selling The Boy to the gypsies....


Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Yes, that morning stunk. I didn't sleep well so I was ready to push the kids out the door so I could head to urgent care.

I guess it wasn't that urgent.

I really, really would like to see a movie Sunday afternoon/evening. Can it happen? Please? It's necessary.


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