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August Blog Challenge - Day 12

Describe a typical day in your current life.

Oh how boring will this be?

1:00 am Finally fall asleep.
3:00 am Wake up. Overthink things. Check Facebook.  Write.
3:30 am Go back to sleep.
5:30 am Wake up.  Make coffee. Sit on the back deck with the dogs.  Concentrate on gratitude.
5:45 am Exercise.  Well, some days.  Some days I skip all this and sleep a little more.  Okay.  Most days.
6:15 am Feed animals, wake up Kenny. Make lunches.  Figure out what's for dinner. Take a shower.
6:45 am Take Kenny to work.  On the way home, drive around a few extra blocks in the neighborhood to listen to music. Spill coffee in the car.
7:00 am Do hair and makeup while listening to music.  Take a few extra minutes to dance wildly.
7:30 am Check email, facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest, texts.
8:00 am Go to work.  BLAST music in the car.

In the summer, doing Job #3, this means driving to a foster home, picking up a baby, talking to the foster parents, driving to wherever the visit is, supervising and documenting the visit and then returning the baby to the foster home.  Often, the visit is in a place like Yakima, so I drive with the baby for 3 hours, supervise a 4 hour visit and then drive the baby back - 3 more hours.  Long days!

During the school year with Job #1, it looks like this:
8:00 am Connect with Daryl.  Get grounded. Get ready.
8:30 am Therapy session.
9:30 am Therapy session
10:30 am Teach my class, Drugs and Society.
11:30 am Office Hour:  meet with students about academic issues, advising, etc.  Unless there's been a schedule glitch or emergency, then another therapy session.  Sometimes I get to grade or lesson plan or do research to prepare for a certain therapy session.
12:30 pm Lunch - I get in my car and drive around, listening to music and eat cheese.  Sometimes this gets taken over by a therapy session or crisis as well.
1:30 pm Therapy session.
2:30 pm Therapy session or committee meeting.  Sometimes music and dancing with Daryl.  Sometimes screaming in Daryl's office.
3:30 pm Therapy session.
4:30 pm Head home - unless there has been some sort of emergency that day.  A student in crisis can bump the whole schedule.

Either way:
4:30 pm Drive around listening to music.  Do not take a direct route home.  Take time to let the day go.
5:00 pm Arrive home.  Get big Kenny and Craig hugs.  Listen to their day.  Greet the dogs.  Put on loud music and dance with the dogs and Kenny.  Begin working on Parent to Parent (Job #2) - make phone calls, plan support groups and trainings, answer emails.
6;00 pm Make dinner.  Or go get dinner.  Depending on the day.  Hang with my guys.
7:00 pm Grade papers, lesson plan.  More Parent to Parent work.
8:00 pm Repeat above.
9:00 pm Repeat above.
10:00 pm Check in with Kenny and Craig.
11:00 pm Get them to go to bed.  Finish up any P2P work, check Facebook.
12:00 am Think, write, usually cry, take the dogs out.  Sit on the deck for a minute.  Look at the stars.  Pray. Be grateful.
1:00 am Go to sleep.

No wonder I'm tired.


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