One of my favorite things to read online are schedules of people’s days. That and pictures of inside people’s refrigerators. I like mundane things. So, I thought I’d take you along with me on my day today, which, by the way, was not a great day. In fact, it was pretty awful. By the time I sat down to blog tonight, this is what I looked like:
5:00am – Gracie woke up because she’s not used to the new time thing yet
5:01am – Bean woke up because he heard Gracie wake up.
7:30am – I pulled out of my driveway and turned my car towards the blinding sun, only to remember that I broke my sunglasses this week so I had to squint for 20 minutes while I drove towards the sun to work.
8:00am – I got to work and planned to spend the hour and a half before classes began grading papers that are sorely overdue to be graded.
8:15am – The front office called to say that I had a parent/teacher conference this morning. So much for grading papers.
9:25 – 1:25 – My classes went pretty good. My students make me laugh and I forgot my crappy morning.
1:30 – I was pulled out of class to attend a parent conference with the craziest parent I’ve ever seen in my whole life. Really. Picture the craziest person you’ve ever met. Now imagine them drunk. And on heavy medication. And spray tanned. That’s pretty close to how crazy this woman was. She was so angry at me because her son failed my class for the first quarter and, apparently, I “gave” him that grade so I was the one to blame.
2:00 – I get back to my classroom to find one of the school administrators in there to do an observation of my teaching (I’m not in trouble, we get observed all the time). At this point, I was still shaking and stunned by the conference I couldn’t even think straight. So, yeah. I’d love someone to evaluate my teaching in that condition, please.
3:00 – Department meeting at school
4:30 – Picked the kids up from daycare
5:00 – Got home and Bean (who had cried all the way home because he wanted a snack) refused to eat his dinner, even though it was all his favorite foods.
5:30 – I gave up on Bean and gave Gracie a bottle, which she spit up all over me AND Big Molly, so I spent 20 minutes cleaning up myself, my carpet, and trying to get Molly to stand still so I could wipe her down with baby wipes.
6:00 – Chris got home and took over Bean’s dinner while I told him about my conference from hell.
6:30 – Chris and I gave both the kids a bath together, then I put Gracie in PJ’s, read her a book, and put her down while he did the same for Bean.
7:15 – With both kids in bed, I unpacked three moving boxes in our guest room, changed the sheets, made the beds (it’s two twins), and had Chris had a mirror. My sweet mother-in-law is coming this weekend to visit, so she needed a clean, real guest room.
8:00 – I began folding three loads of laundry that have been sitting in my bedroom for over a week and started two more loads of laundry.
8:15 – I crawled around on my hands and knees in the garage, looking under moving boxes and misplaced furniture for my stupid drying rack for some damp jeans.
8:30 – I put the laundry away and went to the kitchen go unload and load the dishwasher while Chris cooked us dinner.
8:45 – I sat down and ate dinner with Chris. We might have made out over mac ‘n cheese.
9:00 – I graded those damn papers that I meant to grade at 8:30 this morning.
9:30 – I began blogging.
It wasn’t a horrible day, but, man, I hope tomorrow is better!