The Italian hoagie I had for lunch was loaded with so-called-but-really-only-just-mildly-hot hot peppers. It was delicious, and such a long time since my last one.
Before that, I checked out the bench in front of the building. I really wanted to soak in the sun today, but the bench wasn’t quite long enough for 3. Stayed inside enjoying the company of 2 friends instead.
Before that, the children and I watched a penguin video clip. I had to fast forward to avoid the part where…I just couldn’t look at death today. The kids tried to make sense of me, and wondered where their teacher had gone.
Before that, my guided reading group was off task. Enough said. The hunger pains and the longing for outside time had kicked in. Right on schedule.
Before that, report cards called my name, just until the moment I made the fatal mistake of checking my email. Good-bye report cards, hello FOSS kit inventory. So much for building those roller coasters!
Before that, I was hungry so I stealthily snitched some kids’ snacks. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. How. I. l-o-v-e. Cheez-Its.
Before that, Alyssa and Hasin went above and beyond the requirement. They found all the ways to make $1.75 using the money they had, instead of just 1 way. BRAVO, my chickadees!
Before that, children came rushing into the classroom to see Grandmom. Makes me laugh since I am too young to be their mother… 🙂
Before that, I was home, enjoying the fluffy omelette, toasted baguette, and strong French coffee lovingly prepared by my Frank. I so enjoy having breakfast with him before setting off for an intense day at school. Grateful for this man!
Before that, I sat with the laptop on my legs, Antoinette peering at the screen while I typed out Meaningless, yesterday’s Slice of Life. Tears streaming down my cheeks.
Before that, a restless night…nights are the hardest when the fresh wounds run deep.