This week is bound to put a little cramp in my writing. I like to get up early and write in the early mornings.
Yesterday we sprang forward....so instead of driving to work in the glow of the early sunrise, now it is pitch black as I trudge to school--making it harder to come in a little earlier......
Also, I have bus duty every day, so I will lose some of that morning stillness that helps ground me.
Instead of sitting at my desk drinking coffee, enjoying a breakfast bar, I will gobble it down at 7:15 and stand in the gym slurping my coffee while I supervise hundreds of sleepy-eyed tweens until 7:45.
Last year, my husband and I invested in the old Aaron Sorkin series, The West Wing. From the very first episode, we were hooked. Each of the 6 seasons is made up of 22-hour long episodes, so you can bet we had many nightly marathons over the course of the year.
On the show, the press secretary, chief of staff and other White House assistants always seem so busy. Its like they never leave the White House. Sometimes they are in the office by 6:00 am and still there at midnight, prepping for a big speech or getting ready for a big event. Their schedules are so jam packed that they don't go home or eat or do anything but work.
This week, I will have a 'White House' day on Wednesday. My schedule is so jam-packed that it is already giving me anxiety.
6:30-drive to school
7-20-7:45 bus duty
7:55-8:25 WIN enrichment class
8:27-9:15 W1 Class
9:17-10:05 W2 Class
10:07-10:55 W3 Class
10:57-11:45 W4 Class
11:45-12:05 Recess Duty
Quick lunch/restroom break
12:22-1:10 W5 Class
10:12-2:00 W6 Class
2:00-3:10 Prep time--grade/hang art display
3:10-4:10 Staff meeting after school
Quick dinner/drive to Joplin
5:30-8:00(or later) Master's class
Now, I know that I am not meeting with heads of state or dealing with a national crisis, but sometimes I think that my job holds just as much weight as someone at the Capitol. At least it does for me.
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