Bah. I was so excited today because I had some extra time — and I never have extra time on Tuesdays — and then I was lost as to what to do with it. And so I squandered it.
I didn’t get my snow day today, but I did get a snow afternoon. Usually I have 3 tutoring students in the afternoon after my day of teaching Spanish. But I canceled one and was able to keep and push forward the other session, since I was now home early, and the student meets near my house.
But I couldn’t figure out what to do with myself when I got home. Normally I come home and immediately tear off my work clothes and throw on some jammies, but I couldn’t do that, since I still had a lesson in an hour. I felt helpless. Do I snack? (Yes.) Do I write? (No.) Do I get some work done? (No.) Do I do various inane things that I will not even remember hours later when I write the post? (Yes.)
And what also stunk is that I missed karaoke tonight because of the snow. I LOVE karaoke, but it seemed ridiculous to cancel a tutoring session, only to go trouncing out in the snow later the same evening, throwing caution to the wind. So, what did I do in place of karaoke tonight? Sadly, I ended up typed up tutoring lesson summaries and responded to a bunch of work e-mail to parents about corrections and final grades for Spanish.
What the heck? Where was my snow day? Where was my trade-off? Why am I a masochist sometimes?
On the upside, I am now pretty caught up with parent e-mails, I am still fairly caught up with grading and planning, and I have a light schedule the rest of the week, since it’s the end of the trimester. I know that this effort that I put in today will help toward making the rest of the week easier and will help me reach my goal of having more relaxing weekends.