Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events from our week. Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with us.
With all of the snow days and schedules a mess, it feels like it has been a month since last Saturday.
Yesterday, as I sat down to write this post, celebration ideas were not coming. Usually, I can think of many celebrations but yesterday...nothing!
Oh, I had the usual - snow days, baking, reading, writing, tweeting, and spending time with family. While these are great celebrations, they had turned into the mundane, the new normal. It seemed I had been celebrating those things all month!
I think our three snow days after Christmas had me stuck on the spin cycle. Stuck in the house with no routine, just spinning through the days. Some days, I didn't even know what day it was.
Thursday and Friday we had two hour delays both days. The delays made returning to school a little bit easier. But, nothing really was accomplished other than trying to reign in the kids and get them focused on school while slowly easing our way into our routine.
Then I thought - that's it! That is my celebration! ROUTINE! I need to get back to school, get back to the point where my daily life has some structure and routine. A day where I go to bed before midnight and get dressed before noon. A day where I eat just three meals a day and not all day long. A day where the lesson plans I spent so much time doing actually are implemented. A day where I thrive in its routine.
Yes, the extended vacation was wonderful, but today I celebrate getting back into a routine! When the alarm goes off at its regular time on Monday, I will probably grumble, but I will be ready for that routine. I know my own kids and my students are ready. How about you?
Have a great week and may you blessed with many things to celebrate!