I don’t even want to look back and see when I last posted to this blog. I’m sure it’s been an embarrassingly long time. But here I am again, with the obligatory “I swear I’m back into blogging; I hope you’re ready for a wild ride” post. Ok, maybe I can’t promise you a wild ride. Or any kind of actual ride. Or anything wild. But as always, I give you a piece of myself and hope you don’t judge too harshly as you enjoy a meal or experience with me via blogging.
I can’t be the only teacher who hits a summertime slump. I’m so used to getting up at 5, leaving for work at 6:30, and not getting home until 5:30. Every 55 minutes or so, I have a new class and I know what’s expected of me. I have a rigorous schedule, bright and shiny and pimply faces have expectations of me, and I’m well suited for this type of life. But when summer hits and I have nothing but time, the Internet, cable, and sweats, all self-restraint and regulation go out the window. Granted, this summer I do have two step-kiddos to play with half of the week, and I am getting my Masters, which includes homework six nights a week, but I’m still in a funk.
I decided yesterday that I need to give myself a schedule and a purpose. First order of business: Getting up with Henry at 5:30 when he goes to work…and NOT going back to bed. He suggests I get back into yoga, which I may. This apartment would also appreciate a regular cleaning. There is blogging, of course. Wedding planning to do. (Also some Hells Kitchen and Candy Crush Saga…a girl’s gotta have some fun, right?) And my homework from Henry for the day: Researching homebrewing hard apple cider.
So, I am going to make a habit of throwing blogging into my daily schedule. You’ll see more kid-friendly recipes and our homebrewing adventure. Wish me luck and you’ll hear from me soon…