The Work and The Home
Posted September 1, 2009on:
School got off to a surprisingly smooth start. (Weird.) So work is going pretty well and I’m having a relatively good time teaching Latin to all 67 of my little darlings. (Some are more little and darling than others.) In an effort to give myself a better balance of home and work this year, I’ve started getting up about 5 a.m. most mornings to knit and maybe write a bit before getting ready to leave. It’s probably made me a little more tired, but it’s just blending in with the regular back-to-school fatigue and barely noticeable. (Yes, I am a morning person.)
What is noticeable is how much calmer I feel walking out the door each morning. I haven’t driven to work crying once. (This is actually an accomplishment, embarrassingly enough.) I do feel a bit wistful when I leave because I’ve usually gotten into a good homey/crafty/creative mood by the time I need to get dressed and head out, but still—no crying.
Tonight I hadn’t had my fill of domestic goodness, so the evening’s agenda included homemade pita bread, coconut pecan brownies, and felting a potholder. Does someone want to hire a knitter/baker/homebody? I think I’m getting pretty good at this.