We fell back. It's weird that it's only 11am right now. It already feels like it should be much later.
I cut back to one 10 oz cup of coffee per day this past week because I found that bigger cups were exacerbating my anxiety. So far, so good. Today I decided to go big and had 20 oz while I was jabbering with my mom over breakfast, and I need someone to come peel me off the ceiling.
I have a few things to do today. I'm listening to an "angry feminist" playlist on YouTube while I clean, organize, and generally whip the house into shape. First, I did a bit of weed eating in the front yard. The flower beds needed chopping down for the fall. Of course, I weed eated (weed ate?) the toes on one foot. Ugh.
I'm reading a bit. I have Just Mercy and Missoula downloaded and I'm taking them a bit at a time. Big, heavy, absolutely-necessary-to-read-right-now topics.
My students are starting a unit on power structures and cultural norms as we round out the semester. We started last week with very little commentary/direction from me. We watched Amanda Palmer's "The Art of Asking" TED Talk to get their initial reactions (verbally and a response paper) which we'll later break down into a class discussion and some more writings on norms. This is gonna be a fun unit.
Finally, I'm having a blast with my planners. Yeah, I'm up to three. I have an Erin Condren I use for pre-planning my week...things I have to remember, bills to pay, school deadlines, grocery list, etc. I use a Happy Planner for memory keeping...essentially journaling or scrapbooking. The bottom line of that one is remembering stuff I would otherwise forget...cute stuff Greyson says and does, behavior notes that come home with him, my runs, food choices. I also have a personal planner. I actually use this one the least. I keep a few notes about my classes. They're on slightly different schedules, so I have to refresh my memory about which class stopped where and what assignments are coming in at different times. I'm finding that with the swirl of election stuff and tumultuous feelings I'm having, planning is incredibly calming and cathartic. Having an overview of everything is comforting.
The photo up top is the first half of this past week's spread.
What are you up to?