As a teacher, I am a creature of habit.
5:30 alarm, sleep
5:40 alarm, sleep
5:50 wake up
Head downstairs, get coffee and oatmeal started.
Do 8 minutes of abs while waiting for coffee and oatmeal.
Eat breakfast, read emails, check weather, and toodle around feedly and pinterest
6:30 Feed Misha or prep milk, brush teeth, floss, comb hair and get dressed. Pick out a scarf to wear.
7:15 Bike to work, enjoy the fall colors
7:45 Meet with students about essays, respond to work emails, get ready for classes
11:30-12:00 Wrap up materials, get ready for tomorrow's classes.
12:00 Bike home, enjoy leaves again!
12:30 Home sweet home! Cuddle and feed Misha.
1:00 Eat lunch outside on our picnic table and make plans for the afternoon.
Unlike my mornings at work, weekday afternoons have yet to fall into a routine. Although sometimes I yearn for this, I am okay with no routine with one caveat. I need to spend some time moving, and preferably, outside. For me, working up a sweat can make a world of difference in terms of how the rest of the day shapes up.