Today was a long day, after a weekend when I was down for the count because of a cold. When it’s a long day, everything tends to be a blur, but I want to think about some specific moments that were nice to end things!
(1) I went down early for lunch with three colleagues, and the lunch area was surprisingly quiet and relaxed, so we all stayed and ate together. Like, yeah, I inhaled my lunch in like 10-15 minutes (what’s new), but it was nice to not be at a computer working while I did that.
(2) I am a “college essay mentor” for a few senior students. I met with one of them today and we talked for a good amount of time, and at the end, they very earnestly said how helpful our meeting was. And this is a kid I really think highly of, and really want to do right by them, so I was happy about that!
(3) I did a groupwork activity in my longband class that got annihilated because of kids leaving early for sports. So that wasn’t ideal — to do groupwork stuff when so many kids were gone. But it had to be done. In any case, I loved that a group was so into the challenge that when we had to stop, they left their table untouched and then spent another 10 minutes after school finishing it up (successfully, I must add!).
I have been distracted all day, because my mom was going to have surgery to remove some cancer from her lungs. I got a text from my dad early in the morning saying she was ready for the surgery. She’s now out of the surgery. They don’t have an ICU room available for her, but she seems to be doing okay in the recovery room. It’s been in the back of my mind all day. I think everything is okay for now, and so that’s really my one big good thing.