I haven't done a day in my life post in forever! I had been thinking about it but then wouldn't remember until part way into the day. Today I was actually going to do a full blown recap of the Big Texas Beer Fest but seeing as I took 1 beer pic, 1 food pic, & 1 pic of myself...and don't remember what all I drank, that would make that kind of hard. So, after seeing a few different people (Laura & Claire) do posts about their days I figured it was time to do my own again. This was my day on Tuesday...
5:00 am my alarm goes off. I slept like shit the night before so I debate setting my alarm again for 5:30 like I used to. I "compromise" & make it 5:05.
5:05 am my alarm goes off yet again. About a week ago I decided that I should start waking up at 5 instead of 5:30 so that I can have more time to wake up in the morning, also so that I can have time to actually read blogs. So I get up, go take my vitamins (that are gummies because I may be an adult but not so adult that I don't still love me some gummies damn it), make some coffee, & sit down with my laptop to read some posts.
5:23 am I'm done reading blogs because it's a Tuesday & they just aren't as popular as say a Monday or a Friday so there's only a couple already posted for the day. I then think to myself "so I could've reset my alarm for 5:30 instead & still been fine... instead I start working on this post & a couple others for the week as well as playing & posting on Instagram.
5:56 am I finally decide to get off the couch & put on some real clothes for work. By real clothes I mean jeans & a Minnesota Twins shirt because this week I'm lucky enough to get to wear jeans every day because it's opening week of baseball. (Let's just hope I don't get attacked at work by any co-workers or students since I do work in Texas Rangers territory...)
6:10 am I'm all dressed, my lunch is packed, & I'm ready to go. I normally try to be out the door by 6:15 but because on this particular day I'm in a "screw everything" type of mood I sit back down on the couch to respond to an email & see if any more blogs have gone live on Bloglovin since I won't have access at work. (There are 2!)
6:17 am I finally resign to the fact that I do need to go to work so I power off my computer, grab my stuff, & make my way out the door.
6:50 am I pull up to work & slowly stroll in, read all of my unread messages, send one of my Cowboys fan friends back home the latest ESPN alert that Romo is calling it quits, & then silently pray my kids are good today so I can get grad school work done since the previous night was a shit show & not much got accomplished.
7:05 am Against my better judgement I unlock & open my classroom door. I don't normally do that until 7:15 when the bell rings for them to be able to go to class but my room was humid & stuffy. Plus, my A day kids don't bother me near as much as my B day kids so I was willing to potentially sacrifice some quiet alone time.
7:10 am A girl came into my classroom to hang out. This is why I keep my door locked. Just kidding. Kind of. I like the girl so it's whatever.
7:25 am My favorite class starts & we watch CNN Student News for 10 minutes so that I can have 10 minutes of peace & quiet, can get attendance done, & my kids can stay in touch with what's going on in the world.
7:40 am I pass out their work, explain what we're doing for the day, & remind them about their major grade assignment that is due at the end of the week.
7:49 am I get a tardy student all set up with the work & instructions that he missed & then go back to doing my thing.
8:18 am I started the daily email thread I have going with my friend Bridgette. She's no longer a teacher but we graduated college together & we started teaching the same year so for the past 5 years we've pretty much spent every work day emailing each other off & on most of the day.
8:23 am I've run out of coffee... Lord help me.
8:33 am I finally open my Google Doc for my case study & get back to work on it.
8:54 am The bell rings for the first class to end because for some reason it rings a minute early.
9:00 am The bell rings to signal the start of my 2nd period. Lather. Rinse. Repeat with the student news, assignment instructions, emailing, & grad school work.
10:30 am Announcements begin & the bell for advisory rings. About half my class leaves & the remaining kids just play on their phones or catch up on work.
10:38 am I'm sitting at my desk talking to my cousin Becky & friend Bridgette trying not to cry because of non-school/friend related stuff.
10:50 am The bell rings for lunch
10:51 am I completely lose my shit & start crying at my desk.
10:53 am Rather than try to put on a happy face I locked my door & decide to eat in my room & work on my case study for grad school.
10:57 am I realize that I have to go to the teacher's lounge to heat up some of my food anyway so I put my big girl panties on, dry my eyes, & go be with the rest of civilization.
11:40 am Lunch is over. It's probably my least favorite bell of the day.
11:42 am We all finally leave the teacher's lounge & make our way back to our classes.
11:45 am My 3rd & final class of the day starts. Lather. Rinse. Repeat from my first two classes.
12:03 pm I take a break from my case study & disconnect my phone from the school wi-fi so I can check Bloglovin to see if there are any new blog posts since I checked this morning. 2 more!
12:46 pm A student from a different class period came to visit during her lunch period.
12:57 pm Two other students from different class periods stopped in during their lunch to say hi.
1:01 pm Yet another student stops in to say hi during his lunch.
1:03 pm And in walks another... what can I say... they love me
1:20 pm The bell rings for my final class of the day to end & my conference period starts.
1:29 pm I struggle with swapping my glasses for my contacts for a solid 3 minutes because as of late my right eye/contact hates me. I go through far my right contacts than I do left ones for no real reason.
1:34 pm I take my contacts right back out & resign to the fact that I won't be able to wear my sunglasses when I drive home. At least my eyes won't be driving me crazy the entire drive.
1:35 pm I power down my work computer & pack up to go home because it's my conference period, I need to work on my paper, & I'm so over this day/week that I just want to be at home.
2:11 pm I get home from work, kick off my shoes, & drop my stuff on the floor
2:17 pm I grab the remainder of a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos & inhale it on my patio while playing a game on my phone
2:33 pm I grab a bottle of water, throw on some flip flops, take out the trash, & then head down to the lake behind my apartment so I can get some more steps/distance in for my 30 miles in 30 days challenge.
2:53 pm I get back from my walk, throw on some comfy clothes, debate turning on the AC but remember I'm cheap & don't get free electric until 8 so I just deal. I grab my laptop & start the case study once again.
Rather than bore you with the fact that I spent the rest night going back & forth between actually working on my case study & getting distracted by anything and & everything else, I'll leave it there.