Thursday, April 30, 2020
It is the last day of April! Good riddance, I say! What a weird month. In some respects it went by quickly and it other respects it lasted 724, 000 days.
I thought I would document my day this past Monday.
I am still an early bird. I get up around 6 and start my day with coffee, a devotional, and my favorite blogs!
At the end of my blog reading, I pouf the pillows, open all the blinds, and do a bit of straightening in the family room.
I head into the kitchen and deal with any dishes from the night before that need to be put away. I turn on the news while I am doing this.
Hub leaves for work around 7:30 after walking Ernie. Yay – I can turn on Bravo and eat bon bons without anyone judging. Just kidding! Yes, my boys are here, but they work second shift, as I am calling it.
I do a bit of list making/calendar perusing upstairs in the kitchen while I watch some news and eat breakfast.
Mondays are the busiest days of distance teaching. My Google Classroom tells me that all of my assignments for the week have been released. After this happens, I send a message to each class about what I expect for the week and when our live classes will happen.
A mom of a student gave me a jar of jam that I did not open until Quarantine. It is low sugar mixed berry and it is delicious.
Around 9, after I did some emails and school things I went to fix the hair.
My hair is getting really long. Notice the white Amazon top from my post yesterday?
I went to my basement desk and worked for an hour grading the work from last week and entering it in our grade system and then came outside to enjoy an iced coffee and read.
During the break, I texted with a lady I wanted to buy cloth masks from and I made a plan to go pick them up later.
I went back down to work some more and then I drove about 10 minutes to get the masks from the porch of the lady who makes them.
The boys were up a couple of hours before I left (remember they work second shift) and I offered to get Chick Fil A as a treat. Mason was bummed about the workload he was facing this week and felt a bit discouraged. He has 5 AP classes. This was the first time I had been through a drive through since Quarantine, can you believe that? I got very emotional seeing all the workers in masks and gloves in the hot sun. It is such a weird feeling. I felt kind of normal driving to do my errand but then I realized my errand of retrieving masks was not normal. Then, a drive through would be normal, but it was anything but normal. I miss normal.
I brought the food home and they were happy. I went back to work and talked on the phone to two of my department members. Then, all of a sudden it was like 4:00! This particular day went by so fast. I took Ernie on a walk, then sat outside for a bit more.
My Dinnerly box arrived but I had already decided to do BLTs for dinner. The Dinnerly box comes on Mondays any time between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. This is the latest it has ever arrived because usually I have it by noon. This is everything from the box.
Tom came home and walked Ernie. Ernie gets at least 3 walks a day now.
We ate dinner as a family and watched two episodes of Community. Jack and Tom are playing guitar together a bit and they messed around with those for awhile. Mason did the dishes by himself because of this but he did not complain.
Tom went out to mow while I piddled around straightening some things and then I sat outside.
I started this even though my last book is not complete. This is cute and I am going through it too quickly!
Then I checked school emails and did a little more work and settled in to watch Below Deck Sailing Yacht by myself. Some nights Tom and I watch a show but he is not interested in my Bravo shows! I went to bed around 10.
If you are still here, thanks for reading!