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monday morning ughpdate.

16 February 2009

– is anyone else overwhelmed when they look at the list of things to do in the next week?

– each monday morning i take out my little notebook and i write out my schedule for the week – when are classes, appointments, dinners, etc.  when are my “open” times (or, as in this case, where are they NOT) etc.  i then make a list of all the things that need to get done, sorted into sub-lists (i’m nerdin’ out on you, for sure now) of type – school-related things, house-related things, miscellaneous things.  then i plug stuff in.  does my week actually resemble this schedule when all is said and done?  not usually.  this accomplishes a few things: one, it makes me feel better.  that should one and two, because me feeling better is the chief goal, no? 🙂  it also puts everything on one piece of paper, folded into quarters, that i can keep in my pocket, wallet, etc.    and i get the satisfaction of crossing things off, just by showing up to them.  class?  check.  sleeping?  check.  how accomplished do i feel.

– i accidentally put too much salad dressing on my salad, and it wasn’t even that much.  i was underestimating.

– my mom made me oatmeal this morning, and my dad made extra salad for me to take for lunch.  if you must live with parents again in order to finish school at 27, these are the parents to have.

– valentine’s day was lovely.  i got a homemade valentine which made me laugh, an entire day of food and movies with the boy, and tea/martinis (teanis?) with the lovely julie, meg and sarah.  it was an entire spread of sandwiches with the crust cut off, english breakfast tea, scones, chocolate dipped strawberries, and some good company.  photos to come.

– i bought a cheap grey shirt that i now happen to love, and i’m so tempted to get one in every color.  i doubt that’s a really good idea.  but when did that stop me before?

– i hate having to call and make appointments for things.  hate hate hate hate.  i just really dislike the process of getting on the phone, except with a few people.  it’s always been this way, even before the internet machine.

– i want to go to greece now.  thanks, cousin heather.

– i am very pleased when i pack enough snacks for school, like i did today.  or really, enough snacks for any occasion.  i like it when i plan things well and they work.  that doesn’t happen to me often.

– i have to craft an 8-page personal philosophy on teaching, incorporating my sources of that philosophy and how i would actually display this in a classroom.  i’ve been having teaching dreams the last week.   what would help me right now is to sit down with my old friends who happen to live in illinois over drinks, knitting, snacks, or something, and talk this out for about 3 hours.

have a lovely week 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. brenna permalink
    17 February 2009 12:29 am

    I love your word combos… “teani”…pretty funny.

    Cheap, grey shirt sounds comfy. More colors? I am even more intruiged… where did you get it from?

  2. 18 February 2009 6:58 am

    oooh, we just all had a vday party. just an excuse to make our favorite drink and hang out. 🙂 you should fly in for the next gathering!

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