Today when I woke up I sneezed. Many times. This is a normal time of year for me to have some trouble with allergies - I'm thinking maybe some sort of mold. So I thought I'd get back to taking my allergy medication - no big whoop.
After getting myself ready I noticed that no one else was moving. I had flipped on lights in their rooms, but still nothing.
Lots of stretching, lots of whining, and lots of "encouraging" to get out of bed. No fun for anyone and not my favorite way to start the day.
Once I got everyone up and out the door, then dropped off at school, I headed to my space at the district office. This is a new space for me this year as they moved all of the psychologists and consultants into one big office space. I got in there and picked my space first - I think I got the best one ;) Don't mind that 'X' on the window behind me - we're waiting for them to fix what appears to be a bullet hole?! That whole back wall is windows and I really love how bright the office gets. I don't love how loud it gets - maybe I'll put some noise-cancelling headphones on my Christmas list :)
We've been reviving an old work tradition and I'm trying to somewhat regularly have lunch out with my work friends. Work has gotten increasingly stressful over the past couple of years and these moments of stepping away are so important to maintain sanity. Leila and I met Kara at the Bier Stien today - no beer, but had an awesome panini (Turkey "Up in the Club") and some fries.
It's parent/teacher conference time at Gilham, so this afternoon I attended one as the school psychologist, as we were looking to get consent for an evaluation, and then I attended two conferences as a parent. So proud to hear that both kids are doing great academically, and also got good information about things they can continue to work on. None of it was surprising, but it was nice to have some time to chat with their teachers. I'm so very appreciative of all their teachers do - I feel so lucky that they both have teachers that are so dedicated to what they do and care so much about the kids.
What became abundantly clear by this point in the day, was that I wasn't experiencing allergies, but instead was coming down with some awful head cold. Because I didn't feel like fixing dinner, I announced that we would be celebrating the good news I got at their conferences and getting happy meals for dinner tonight - everyone wins! I had noodle soup - it was definitely a soup night.
I had a chat with each of the kids before bed about what their teachers had shared with me, and we said our goodnights. Once I had everyone tucked away I fixed myself some tea and found the NyQuil. The tea felt great and warmed me right up - here's hoping the NyQuil makes for a decent night of sleep.