This week has absolutely flown by! I know that’s partly due to Monday having been Labor Day and it was only a four day work week, but with this also having been the first week back at school with students, its been one super busy and absolutely crazy week! To all of my fellow bloggers, my apologies for not commenting on your posts as much as I usually do, or for not being as active on Social Media this past week. Its nothing you’ve done, its all been because of how crazy this week has been!
If the first week back with students weren’t crazy enough on its own, we also had Back to School Night yesterday, which meant I left for work at 6:15 a.m. and didn’t get home until after 9:00 p.m. Talk about one long day! And of course I spent most of the day on my feet, which given that I ran a half marathon on Sunday, to say my feet and legs are a bit sore is an understatement!
With how crazy this week has been, its gotten me thinking about the simple things that I’m thankful for. This week I’m thankful for:
1. A routine
Last week I started to get back into my morning routine, and this week I’ve been working on getting back into my school routine. Although we haven’t had a normal bell schedule at school this week, which has only added to the craziness, I’m looking forward to getting into a regular routine with my students next week.
2. The gym and my ability to work out
Although I’ve only worked out once since Sunday’s half marathon, the hour that I spent at the gym on Wednesday was the perfect mental break I needed from the craziness.
3. My coworkers
I’m very fortunate to have incredibly caring coworkers. We all look out for one another, and after my unfortunate stay in the hospital earlier this year, many of them have been extra vigilant about looking after me and asking how I’m doing. Yesterday, one coworker noticed that I was at school a bit late and kindly told me to “Go home.”
4. An almost empty calendar this weekend
Other than the Arlington 9/11 Memorial 5k tomorrow evening, we don’t have anything else on our calendar this weekend. And that is exactly what my mental sanity needs right now. Although I have a list of chores that I hope to take care of around the house this weekend, knowing that I’ll be able to sleep in both Saturday and Sunday and ease my way into the day will help me to relax after such a crazy week.
5. My husband
With how crazy my week has been, I’m beyond thankful for the extra chores that Preston has taken on around the house this past week. He’s also been getting up earlier in the morning than he has to in order to help me get out the door on time.
QOTD: What are you thankful for this week?
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