Well, break is over and I have to switch hats from “woman of leisure” to “Mrs. Maurer”. So I have one eye on the clock this morning.
That’s the big difference between break and my other life…the clock with its ever vigilant judgmental numbers, mocking my best intentions! I am trying to do the same things that I did last week, but I know that I have a limited number of minutes in which to do them so my brain tries to shift to panic mode. Then I tell myself to calm down…it will all work out. But in the end I have to sacrifice something. There will be a task that gets postponed until tonight or tomorrow or next Saturday. “Such is life,” my mother would say.
I’m not thinking profound thoughts this morning. Just thankful I had a very restful night’s sleep. I have a feeling I will need to be rested today! lol My students will probably not be in the mood to work, nor will they want to hear that report cards will soon be distributed.
I’m feeling good about my diet this morning and ready to have eggs with spinach for breakfast. Several people have asked me about the concept of “eating the same things” each day. The purpose of my new plan is NOT boredom, but rather providing a platform for better nutrition. If I choose to eat from my lists, then I will only have a limited amount of room, on my plate and in my stomach, for other foods that may not be the best choices. Yesterday afternoon I was hungry and instead of reaching for the first snack I could find, I consulted my list and saw that I had not eaten an apple in two days, so that’s what I had. By the time I finished it I didn’t want anything else. And there are creative ways to make sure that I eat my daily foods. Make your own lists from your favorite healthy foods. Change the lists each month. Just do something that adds more veggies and fruits to your diet.
Okay, the clock is reminding me that I have three other things to do this morning before I leave for school….so I’m off to tackle them. The photos here are from a visit with the neighbors.
Have a great day!!