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  1. #101
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    Teacher Terry, I appreciate what you are saying, but the food bank is important to me. I am needed and it is really the only thing I do in my local community. I do not attend a church or belong to a club (I do help out with 4H, but only minimally during the school year, generally in emergencies or with some information by e-mail.) I have talked to dh about it. Monday is also appointment day, so sometimes I can't go - like this coming Monday when my counters are being installed.

    we had some room use changes today and I can no longer use my classroom during my planning period, which is very inconvenient. I will work around it. Mostly I was upset because it was a surprise and I had made plans for today that required me to be in there. I had to spend the time redoing my lesson plan instead of prepping for it.

    i am working on not having dumping grounds for random stuff. school related stuff now goes back to my table, but groceries and mail get left on the counter, and generally everything hits the counter when I get home - today for example, I dropped it all and fixed a snack. Sometimes I remember to pack both my lunch and an after school snack, but usually I get home hungry and tired.

    my mind wandering/thinking time is in the morning with coffee, during my commute, and when I am working in the studio (what was the shaker saying, "hands to work, hearts to god?") I usually also take some down time when I first get home, but I need to not let it stretch out too long.

    i worked in the studio for an hour and 25 minutes and ran a load of laundry before I left for work. I ran an errand on the way home, and I have had my snack. I should - ack! There is that word! Reset! - My evening will probably be smoother and more pleasant if I unload the car to the places where everything goes - another habit I'd like to start! And chop up the ingredients for dinner so that I can make it quickly and easily when dh gets home later - not sure when, but at least an hour.

    my day will be better tomorrow if I go over the lesson plans this evening, and my dh will be happier if I make cookies. I can chop while the cookies are in the oven...

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    Baking. I spend about 2 hours a week baking.
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    baking could definitely be punted on busy weeks. We have good bakeries here.

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    today is a contemplative day, I am sick. My throat hurts and my head is pounding. I am looking over the school year trends. This is about the time we are settling in and I will get sick. Just enough new germs from kids and exhaustion from setting up the school year. I know it, and can't always seem to change it.

    I am encouraged by breaking down the week like that, I have some projects I say I don't have time for and then realize how I can waste time in other ways. I do have an assistant right now!! I can learn to delegate a lot more. I left at 5:20 last night and leave at 5:30 on Thursdays. (program goes to 6). I want to focus more on the maker faire coming up which is very exciting and energizing, and could be overwhelming if I don't plan it well.

    I

  4. #104
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    Zoe girl, all I've got is what you probably already know - wash your hands, sleep, eat healthy good, stay hydrated.

    keep checking how what you are doing lines up with what you say you want to do.

    i am tired tonight. I had my dinner early when I got home, then my dd2 called and I had a nice "visit" with her - stretched out on the bed for an hour.

    then I had a snack. I had identified this evening as a "large block of time" because dh is getting home late tonight, but it's in danger of becoming "lost" time. I don't have the energy to be creative, but I certainly have the energy to put away laundry and sort paperwork so I can be creative later.

    one mistake I made was having an alcoholic drink (3.2% fruity beer)with dinner instead of tea. One cup of tea would have been a better choice. I am thinking about having that now, but it is getting late for caffeine.

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