School has started and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep things together. The first week of school is so tiring because I have to be ON 100% of the time. Not that I’m exactly “off” much the rest of the year, but you just have to be so vigilant the first week when the kids are learning the routines of your classroom. Once I get them all trained, I mean taught, on how things run in my room, I can relax a bit and it just kind of flows.
Our evenings have been pretty low-key as we all adjust to getting up and out the door early every day.
With some ramps and a bench from the yard, Evan set up a completely safe little ramp.
There was only 1 mishap.
Most evenings we walk to the park, which we are lucky to have just a block behind our house. The paved loop is about 8/10ths of a mile long–perfect for kiddy bike rides.
Usually our cat walks with us. That’s not weird, right?
The kids ride the “big loop” while I sit on a park bench and look at magazines. It’s really stressful for me as you can imagine.
Last night, an airplane (or drone?) circled the park the WHOLE time we were there. Someone really wanted to look at something.
When I take close-ups of our garden, it actually doesn’t look like a pile of weeds and unsuccessful plants.
The dog is probably enjoying her alone time during the day.
I’ve been running slow & easy every other day. Sunday was a nice run and I wasn’t terribly sore after. That made last night’s run really depressing. I ran maybe 6/10ths of a mile before I gave up and walked the rest of the way. My left leg felt like a dead weight and had no spring. I’ll try again tomorrow. I am not ready to give up on this sport just yet.
I hope you are also enjoying some restful evenings and soaking up the last bit of summer!