Much of my mental real estate is devoted to balancing time alone with social time. I'm not a hermit, so I need both, but the right balance remains elusive. I get irritable when I don't have enough time alone, but I get depressed without enough contact with other people.
All of which is to say that I am enjoying a day of bad weather on the first weekend of my spring break. I'm trying to balance creative time with, well, cleaning. I wouldn't want unannounced company to show up today because the house just isn't presentable.
|The birth of a pair of Trellis Socks|
As for being busy. Whew! Last weekend I was in Washington, D.C., for a training on Mindfulness in the Classroom. The training, put on by Mindful Schools, was awesome. The instructors really know how to teach and have suggestions for working with the hardest kids (something many trainers like to skip over). And meeting 100 teachers from the eastern United States was fascinating.
|Me at the National Gallery|
I flew back on Sunday evening and had to be ready for an IEP meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday morning! The week was relentless. Early in the week, a student I don't know walked up to me in the hallway and pushed me; then, Friday before lunch, a student burst out of a room and smashed the door into my right hand, smack on my index finger. The entire finger is black/purple and swollen, but I can still knit and bead -- so it's not a tragedy!
But getting injured, even by accident, is emotionally exhausting, so spring break comes at a good time. I have four days to recuperate before heading off to Miami to visit my daughter.
Well, this seems like it's more than enough for one post. Now I can get caught up on your posts!