Today was busy, but not especially exciting. Still, here is how it turned out:
Last night I was exhausted after working in my yard for 4 hours yesterday. I fell asleep at 9:20 and woke up this morning at 4:30am. Naturally I couldn't go back to sleep. So I lay there counting sheep and the minutes until my alarm, which rings at 5:12am (although I ignore it for about 1/2 hour.)
When I got to school I cautiously entered my room, not knowing what shape I would find it after having had a sub on Friday. Happily, it looked intact and the note she left behind was pretty positive. There were 4 kids who needed to be benched for being disruptive, but I can't expect perfection.
We had a productive day, which, for me, ended in a meeting in the principal's office with the 2 administrators. No drama, just a routine meeting to discuss the kids' levels. I even got a little certificate for meeting the required AYP (annual yearly percentage.) I know that sounds insignificant, but when you work this hard, those rare pats on the back are appreciated. Two years in a row, thank you very much!
(Yes, my legal name is Krista. How many of you knew that? And sorry for the black bars and mystery, but this is a public blog...)
After school I went to the car wash and watched a familiar scene--whiny kids asking their mom to buy something and then wearing her out until she said yes. WHY do parents do this?
Despite that, I was in a good mood and tipped the guy who dried my car $5. I went home and watered all my flowers, some which I planted yesterday and a couple that I took from my grandma's house. The yard looks good. Really nice and colorful. I've been wanting to redo it for a while and the weather this weekend was perfect gardening weather.
But wait, there was still more to do. Time to give my mom a perm! Yes, I've been giving her perms since I was about 12 and money was very tight. Now it is just what we do. She even had me give her perms when I was in college 700 miles away. She'd go up and visit with all her perm equipment. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes and she saves around $70 (then she cooks me dinner...)
And now it is the end of a full day. A good day.