In Which I Feel Not A Bit Like Myself

I don't even know myself anymore.

  • I have not slept past 8:00 all week.  One day, I was even up by 6:00.
  • I have fed my children perfectly balanced, well-portioned lunches for the past 3 days.
  • I have been actively involved in the breakfast process this week.  As opposed to just hollering from my bed to open up a box of Lucky Charms.
  • I have called Rascal Academy to order promptly each morning, and we have not wrapped up our day until absolutely everything is checked off in the lesson plan book.
  • The absolutely everything lasted until 2:30 today....and yet, I hanged..hung..hunged..tough didn't stop.  Even though I was already 1.5 hours past due for my nap.
  • The dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer are providing a whirr of background noise as we do our lessons.  (Read:  I actually am keeping my house semi-clean.)
We started school this week.  And so far, I have no idea who the person is that is inhabiting my skin.  I won't say that I did a terrible job of schooling the children last year, but I certainly wasn't this on top of things.  We did start a brand new curriculum that I'm absolutely in love with, so I'm dead-set on doing it right and slurping up all the corners of its loveliness.  BUT...still....

All of this is so out of character for me.

But, I suppose, there is always next week to resume slacker-related habits, should the change be too much of a shock for my system.


theelizabethhighsmith said...

so long as a total elimination of tv and sugar have not been called for i will not order counseling!

way to go, teach. i could be cheesy and offer you an apple, oh why not , here an apple for the teach but make it carmel or candied whichever you prefer!

He & Me + 3 said...

Good for you. I hope that you keep it up...sounds like a great schedule to me.

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I feel like I don't even know you anymore.

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear. Are you running a fever? Any strange rashes? Tummy aches? I'll be praying for you. I mean, can you imagine staying this way? Ugh!

p.s. I *heart* you. And I am loving the book.

Angie said...

Congrats on being one of those 'got-it-together' types!

We also started school Monday and even entertained our potential new pastor in the still-clean house. No illusions here though, I give it a week before the snooze button falls off from excesive use;)

Jennifer said...

You took the tank of "Happy Gas" home from the dentist, didn't you?!

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

"Well begun is half done"

Congrats on a great start!!!

Jim said...

I always knew that inside there was a very together lady that sprouts to the surface and blossoms - not that I dislike her alter ego - I think both of them give my daughter the very attractive character that matches her physical appearance. Both of my girls make me so proud that I have to keep sewing my shirt buttons on.

Love you, Teach!


Carpool Queen said...

Rock and roll, sister!

Marla Taviano said...

You rock!

Nina Diane said...

you're all like a grown up now huh? glad to see you post...been missing ya!

Cathy said...

Who are you and what have you done with the friend that made me feel "normal"?

I on the other hand can't even keep up with blog reading and writing...and that's fun stuff.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Hello...where is Amber?

Actually, it makes me smile to hear you're in a good groove! But don't lose yourself completely. Go eat some cheetos or pop tarts or something for me okay? :)