Outside my window comes the sounds of birds chirping mixed in with the annoying whine of the edger.
I am thinking about learning to slow down, learning to be more in the moment, and letting go of my monkey mind. Easier said than done, but I'm making progress.
I am thankful for time today to get things done in a leisurely fashion, even those pesky papers waiting to be graded. But I just keep telling myself, not much more of that!
I am wearing a tshirt and bright blue capris. Both have seen better days, but I don't need to worry about messing them up as I sort, pack, throw away, etc.
I am creating a few thank you cards to pop into the mail...using some of my photos, some washi tape, and a few colorful pens.
I am going to get those flowers planted this afternoon. We found found some with color that grow in the shade. Yay!
I am reading a few books on mixed media art, writing, and meditation - a mixed bag to be sure.
I am hoping to get to McKay's used book store this week, as well as to get some stuff to Goodwill. Busy decluttering here; there's a long way to go, but we're on our way.
Around the house, more decluttering to be done, things to be cleaned out to make room for what's new.
A few plans for the week - administer a math placement test, create a social studies test and then correct that, and just trying to keep squirrely sixth graders occupied and out of trouble. There's also a few journals to be made and popped into the mail. Photos beg to be taken.