The alarm sounds.
Thoughts fly – so much to do!
Rush, rush, rush.
Start the day with home chores.
Food for the morning, lunch to pack, dinner to plan. Laundry to start.
Check email. Read the paper. Drink coffee. Hurry! Quick! Out the door to school.
Nonstop daily routine.
Students. Teachers. Assessments. Data. Paperwork. Record Keeping.
Battles to choose, decisions to make, successes to celebrate. Plans made for tomorrow.
Errands after work.
Extra stops for things not found or missing at the first places.
Traffic slows the journey home… deep breaths follow…then this sight catches your eye:
My favorite time of day is just at dark when all thoughts of what must get done stop… and small pools of light come alive on tired faces everywhere. – Brian Andreas