So this is my day off. I did sleep in. With a pillow over my head. Because some people not getting the day off, plus dogs and cat and trash trucks. Not really sleeping, but trying to make up for two relatively early mornings. When you wake up early and your brain goes into overdrive, panicking about all the shit you gotta get done. Yeah. That.
The crockpot is going in 7 minutes. I prepped it already. I showered. I need to…hang on…do laundry. OK. That was 4 minutes. I got the laundry, started it in the washer, filled the dog water bowl, and started the crockpot 3 minutes early. Because it’s stupid to get up again. I’m watching the leaves fall outside. Because it’s Fall. Except it’s supposed to be like 85 degrees tomorrow, so Fall. Yeah. In Southern California.
I’m waiting for my hair to dry, and then I need to go to the grocery store and the pet store, and I really really really need to finish grading. I graded yesterday for a few hours and finished a bunch of stuff, but there’s one really heinous thing I have to do today. And another one I might just toss. Hmm. Don’t tell. It’s just a homework assignment. Nobody’s grade will change because of it. Not just one assignment.
Anyway. Those things are all going through my head, plus the fact that no one in the house wants to deal with Friday’s dinner, least of all me, so I guess we just won’t eat. That’s what I did last night. Long story.
OK, the weekend. I taught a fiber class for the Mingei Museum. Not a lot of people, but it went well…here was the original setup with some background fabrics and some samples I had done already.
I had instructions, just in case. The plus with not many people is being able to work a little bit with everyone. This girl did an awesome solar system.
This guy was amazing.
He did that guy and then built him a mountain.
There were adults in the class (and honestly, I wasn’t expecting kids…)
But everyone brought some creativity.
I gave her a link to a stitch website…I hope she adds some.
I love that someone took this background fabric and ran with it.
Good eye for color.
Here was Julie’s…
It was nice of her to show up…she knows what she’s doing and has a stash, so she took it home and finished it…
I spent the rest of Saturday mostly braindead. I graded a little. We went out to dinner. And I traced until I was done.
Gradebooks. So red.
Oh yeah, I did some embroidery on this one at the class…
And I made this one as a sample…
It needs more stitching.
I love that I used all that Wonder Under for just one long skinny piece.
It took 10 hours to trace everything…
Here’s all 4 full yards and about another 1/3 of a yard…not huge.
Now I need to cut all those apart.
This week is probably a good one for that. I’ll be tired. I’m already tired.
There’s the pile. Kitten was very high energy in between naps.
I’m listening to a podcast about differentiation for students, but it’s super vague. Science is always hard for this. I can’t really differentiate labs easily, not and have them get the same learning.
Yeah. Sleeping hard. I’m jealous.
So Sunday, we had signed up for a food tour of North Park, one of my Christmas presents from last year to the man. It started in a beer and cheese shop…this beer name amused me.
Not enough to drink it. We had great cheese…
and then pretzels and cheese (with kombucha for me…)
Off to an Italian pizza place and a burger place…apparently I stopped taking photographs in between…oh wait, here’s the pizza place…
There was a little talk of history.
We’ve been on a couple of these. They’re fun. Interesting.
It was just a coincidence that I had been to more than half of the places we went to (it wasn’t my Christmas gift…). There’s so many things wrong with this…
We came back and I didn’t eat dinner, because the timing of the 3 hours of eating constantly didn’t work with my body. Oh well. I think I ate cereal at midnight because my blood sugar was having issues…and it was low this morning. I suck at weekends and managing food.
OK, so I graded a lot last night and then cut one yard out, plus those other two small pieces.
I stayed up too late. All weekend. It’s quiet late at night.
I’m tired today. Really tired. I’ve been really tired for a couple of weeks. Maybe decades. Hmm. I’m looking forward to a week off from school. Ironically, I’ll have a major project to grade over that week, so I’ll be working. Oh well.
Today, I need to finish grading and run all those errands. I need to prep for the week, mentally at least. Too many meetings. I’m trying to fit in exercise regularly. I’d like to spend some time drawing and reading and maybe even sleeping. Not sure those are options. This is the rundown teacher going into the holidays. The podcast is ending well…”you are one teacher…trust yourself to know when enough is enough.”