My week has been full of activity! Today is the first day I’ve been home long enough to collect my thoughts.
I figured I might as well blog about my busy days for my Five on Friday this week. Probably going to be a fairly quick post as I still have lots to do today.
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ONE: Our Eclipse was TOTALITY awesome on Monday!
As I told my son, I left the picture-taking to the experts for this one. So no pictures from me. Go check out the NASA website for amazing ones.
The day started out a bit stressful as I was nervous about working at preschool and the responsibility of keeping the kids safe. Then, a large thunderstorm moved through and it poured rain all morning. I arrived at work to find out they’d cancelled their event due to parent concern but the teachers would still get to go watch.
*The children were given the option to watch the NASA live stream event and many were picked up early to go watch with their own parents. The younger children were put down early for naps (few were interested in the event) and the older ones were allowed to look out a window, not facing the sun, to observe the darkness arrive.
Just before the eclipse began, our skies cleared. We took turns stepping outside to view the partial eclipse, then we all stepped out to take in its beauty. A truly amazing event. It became quiet, birds settled, cicadas began to chirp, and the light took on the late sunset shades of darkness. We saw, I think Venus. A few teachers did take cell phone photos and captured great views of the eclipse and surprise planets!
Very soon after the eclipse, the clouds reappeared and covered the sun. They were almost like curtains opening and closing for the show!
TWO: I Won A Bit At Bunco!
It was a rather long day at work where I really did have my days mixed up and actually voiced to a parent no less something about the next day being Friday. Oops, nope, it was only Tuesday. I almost didn’t go to Bunco as I was feeling a bit grouchy but I’m glad I did. Fun as always and I won enough times to take 2nd place! Too bad I used my winnings (about $15) to buy the boys dinner last night.
THREE: A Full Workday
No longer find myself surprised when my half-days at work switch over into full ones. The day was actually less tiring than the other two and I enjoyed meeting a few more of our new students and seeing their fun personalities. The evening was a bit less fun as my husband and I had a bit of a fight.
FOUR: Just One Of Those Days
Yesterday started out stressful and stayed that way for a good bit of the day. A calendar mistake meant my husband had to stay and wait to make sure J caught the bus (he sets his own hours…) when he’d been planning to get an early start as he was working quite a distance from home. G’s friend called and said he was sick and not going to school, thus no ride for G so I took him to school and waited to see if I needed to arrange my break in a way to go get him from school.
Worked in the newer two year old classroom where the new kids were rather fussy most of the morning. Thankfully, we spent a good deal of time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather! The other teachers assured me the day was unusually busy and a bit of a fluke.
I took a nature break during my lunch and stared at this out the car windshield.
Our weather was just beautiful all day yesterday and again today!
After work, I called the boys and decided I’d just bring home fast food as I was too wiped out to deal with much else and knew we all had places to be that evening.
J and I attended the middle school open house which really, honestly, felt a bit like a waste of everyone’s time. May have just been my mood. I did dutifully go and introduce myself to all the teachers and wave wistfully at a few friends as J hurried me through.
FIVE: Finally, it’s Friday!
It’s finally Friday and a somewhat free day for me. I opted to spend the morning making banana bread and re-organizing the pantry. Probably should make a list of all I have to do so I’ll feel a bit less overwhelmed.
This pantry is a constant work in progress…
Later, we’ll go to the high school football game and watch G march with the band. In the morning, G and I have a good drive across town to a driver’s education class for him. I’m hoping there is something for me to go do nearby. I should check into that today.
Thankfully, so far next week is looking slightly less busy! Have you had a busy week?