Today was awesomely fun and crazily hectic. At school, I had to prepare a pretty involved lab for my science students that would allow them to analyze the presence our primary macro-nutrients in food samples. For me, it is so much fun to create ever more efficient labs that give the students the best hands-on experience possible. Every year, I learn something new that I can improve on. I love watching the kids do it and get totally impressed with themselves. I love that I really reach them with Science and make them realize how cool it is. The stress comes in making sure I corral the students appropriately so that they keep moving along, instead of stopping and socializing. I try not to have a dull moment in my classroom.
Then, onto my personal life—-my baby (cat) had to be taken to the Vet because he hasn’t been eating the last few days. He is only about 8 months old and when it comes to cats it can be a matter of days without eating until kitty is in critical condition. So, I passed off hosting my after school STEM club to a couple of other Science teachers and flew from school to home with 10 min. to spare to pack up kitty and get to the vet. We were there for about 1/2 hr, then I came home for my regular meet up with a friend at 5:00 pm, another hour goes by. I finally eat and then I realize I’m really, really beat. I am so tired that could just lay back and watch some TV and not think.
Oh my god, was that a strong pull. I really had to think my way out of that one. So, I just started putting the dishes away in the dishwasher and cleaning up the kitchen to re-direct my mind. This definitely reminds me of quitting smoking. After that, I decided I’d write my blog post. So here we are. I do not know what the heck I’m going to do with the rest of the night.
Maybe tonight could be a reeeeeeealy early to bed kinda night?