6:30 a.m. - 1st alarm goes off and snooze is pushed.
6:40 a.m. - 2nd alarm goes off and I usually wake up but on occasion it takes me three alarms to finally wake the heck up!
|Just keep moving. Just keep moving.|
7:15 a.m. - Head down the block and wait for the bus.
7:20-7:30 a.m. - Bus arrives - I fight for a seat (not really, I luckily live near the beginning of the route so I usually get a seat in the morning!)
|Taking Myspace like pictures in the classroom.|
8:15 a.m. - I get to school. I help set up for the day and mentally prepare myself for 27 fifth graders.
8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. - I do my teaching assistant thing. I help teach lessons, I work with small groups, I grade homework, I make copies, I play basketball on the yard, and I generally enjoy my job.
|Is there anything sweeter than an afternoon on the computer?|
2:45 p.m. - I walk the 10 or so blocks to another public school where I pick up a young girl that I tutor. She gets out of school around 3pm and I am always waiting for her outside the classroom :)
3:00pm-3:30 p.m. - The girl and I go to her house. Sometimes we walk (10 more blocks), sometimes we take the bus (again fighting for a seat), and sometimes we take the subway. I let her choose so it is always different.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - I tutor. Math, Writing, and Reading. It is fun.
|Broccoli is my friend.|
5:30 - 11:00ish p.m. - I cook dinner, I read more blogs, I hang out with my cat, and I watch TV. I always pick out my clothes the night before and I also shower and such at night. It really is the key to me leaving my house within 30 minutes of waking up and not looking like a hot mess day after day.
I must admit that my day to day life seems somewhat boring, but I do change it up from time-to-time. I babysit some days, I tutor additional kids some evenings, I go to book signings some nights, and I usually leave my adventures for the weekends. I really like having a routine and this one suits me for the time being.