Monday, January 02, 2012

Ready, set...

Back to work/school/grad school/running/routine tomorrow.

Today was not exactly as great as I'd hoped (see: dentist replacing five fillings rather than the three I thought she was going to do) but I came home from my 7:00 AM appointment and promptly slept until noon.  I can't remember the last time I slept until noon under any circumstances.

Our house is clean, our lunches are packed, our fridge is full, our meals are planned, the coffee maker is set to turn on in the morning.  Tonight I braised a pork shoulder.  Our bellies are full and we should have some nice taco meat later in the week.  I'm about to go lay out my clothes (and running gear) for the morning.

Sauté. Braise. Eat. Cooking up a pork roast tonight.
Onions for my pork shoulder roast

It feels like Sunday, and a good Sunday at that.  I love when I spend the day before the work week getting things prepped. It means there's a very good chance I'll have an excellent week--or at least if the week is hard, that I won't have to worry about any of the little stuff at home.  Such a nice peace of mind that comes with planning.

School (grad school, I mean) doesn't start until January 11th, but I am pretty sure my first due dates for packets will be January 16th and 18th.  I'm almost finished with books #5 and #6 for the first month, so I have the next couple of weeks to devote to just my writing.  That's a good thing, because since I spent my day mapping out a short story I haven't had time to really work on it.  This week I'm going to be spending my nights back at "the office," aka Starbucks, banging some stuff out on the keyboard.  I'm glad I have some direction.  Let's just hope that inspiration meets preparation.

This week is going to be an adjustment.  New students, one new class that I'm taking back over after having an excellent student teacher.  New shot at my old running routine.  I have a good feeling about what's ahead, though.  I'm looking forward to it.

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