ten things tuesday

Ten things about today:

Two things that I am grateful for today:
1) It was amusing to exchange a series of emails with Dad.
2) I had so much fun at my voice lesson yesterday. I can't wait to go back! We spent some time talking about our music backgrounds then we did some warm-ups and scales. I can't wait to go back.

Two things that made today great:
3) I picked out yarn for my next project--it's squishy and gorgeous!
4) One of my students brought her dog to school today--I'm not sure what arrangements she had to make, but he was such a cutie!

Two things I did well today:
5) I got right out of bed and was early/on time for school even though I had a shitty night's sleep.
6) I was super productive today and got a lot of work done--it's so hard to plan for substitutes--and I'm out twice this week.

Two things that I could have done better today:
7) I could have graded more papers.
8) I could have reined in the noisy class. Instead, I let them screw around. They're juniors in high school and it's their grade, if they choose not to do the classwork it's not really worth a fight.

Two things I will do to make the rest of the day great:
9) I will use the Balance app's Wind Down feature to get myself ready for bed.
10) It's a good night to knit and listen to a book. Everyone suggests turning off electronics an hour before bedtime.


zippiknits...sometimes said...

It's so exciting to hear about your voice lessons. Brava!
Also, that getting to sleep thing. It's one of the most personal intensely personal things we do, in that sleep IS a form of meditation, and we have to have a system that recognizes that. It seems like a great program. Best Wishes for setting aside the unsettling stuff, and getting the rest that a busy teacher needs and deserves. You give your ALL during the day. Love you! Have a great rest of the week...

The Gal Herself said...

I can't wait to hear how you knocked 'em dead at karaoke night. I'm living vicariously through you, you know.

PS You should share this particular 10 Things format with Bev, so she can Sunday Steal it. (Provided you won't call the cops on her.)