day nine: eleven twenty

Even though I am only teaching afternoon kindergarten I could so easily justify going in to my classroom at 8 a.m. As a matter of fact I did that a handful of times in the last two weeks and got a lot done. i even enjoy being there in my quiet room by myself, where I can think and plan and prepare for the day. The problem is that I am paid for a half-day, and I need to be home during the hours I am not getting paid doing mom and wife things (that I also enjoy doing). So today I was disciplined and did not go to the classroom until 11:20 a.m. I came home from aerobics and showered, and made the bed, and cleaned up a bit, and even hemmed some pants, before heading in. I had a very slight and very quiet panic attack as I pulled into the parking lot, knowing almost every other person in the building had been there hours longer than I had. I felt irresponsible and unprepared. But all went well and I was able to wrangle together a few ideas to fill in the schedule where things were different than I had planned. No special services like speech, etc until next week. Breathe, Miss Kazzy, breathe...

After coming home and getting some things taken care of we were off to a dinner up in the canyon, which is a mere 10 minutes from my kitchen. I love living here. For reasons like that I really do love living here. Potato salads, baked beans, rolls, roast beef, and that green stuff that is supposed to be jello but is kind of cloudy-looking. And I sat near a neighbor I adore and think is brilliant. Teacher by day, student in real life. I like being me.

6 comments

April | August 27, 2009 at 11:53 PM

I need some of your energy! Please send some my way! Way prioritize!

gigi | August 28, 2009 at 6:13 AM

Sounds as if it was a perfect day to me. Good for you and have a great weekend!

Melanie J | August 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Part of me envies you because I miss teaching so much. "I could do a half day," I think. But I couldn't. I'm an undisciplined workaholic that gets little enough done at home as it is. I guess I'll just have to bide my time until my little ones are older, like yours, and then return to the work I love. (Of course, I'm doing the work of love at home right now, and that's a good thing, too.)

Kazzy | August 28, 2009 at 8:37 AM

A- Sometimes I feel like a robot!

G- Good day, yes.

M- To me there is nothing better than being home. I actually think I still would rather be home than work, even though my kids are getting older. But if I have to work at all, I am in a very good place!

Linde | August 28, 2009 at 12:33 PM

That is sooo true when you are half time. YOu could spend full time, all the time, trying to make it better. :)

Good for you in staying home to be mom for the morning. :) Nice idea to do the canyon!

Eowyn | August 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM

As I sit here and read up on your last posts, I'm kind-of envying you. But not really. I'm glad for your good days!