When I read many of your blogs (Cheryl, Bilbo, Karen) I feel the veritable slug. I'm not one to get up early. I wake when I wake -- no alarm clock, just my own circadian rhythms. I think this is a reaction to my having to be up by 5:30 every morning, dressed and raring to go and in my classroom by 6:50 (or at least inside the school) and ready to teach my first class at 7:25. The good part of this is that when I finally was awake, the school day was almost over. I could teach with exuberance, keep hourly/daily rolls, control the masses, collect homework, check it and return it, listen for individual problems, perform 'other duties as assigned' according to my contract, be aware of potential meltdowns of both students and members of my department, and not truly be awake. Of course, this also meant that when that dismissal bell rang at 2:10, I'd want to clear off my desk and lay down on it.
So I missed Cheryl this morning. She had an appointment close by and wanted to get together. Evidently, I was still nicely nestled.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three grand mother of four, and have been married to the same man for 48 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.