I filled out part of the chart yesterday while the grandsons were watching a bit of TV ... so the listening part is about tuning in to cartoons.
One of my favorite parts of the summer are the slow mornings. I am not an early morning person. Don't get me wrong - I wake up plenty early, even in the summertime. But although my eyes are open, and I feel the need to arise from bed, my mind (and body) likes the slow amble to the coffee pot and the quiet meditating time. I usually take my computer with me as I brew that first cup of coffee and head to the patio. (We enclosed it this past spring - a super idea!). As I sip hot brew, my mind takes its time warming up to the idea that another day has dawned! I love the slow mornings!
And what do I find myself thinking about most often ... yup! that's right! I'm thinking about education, school, teaching math, lesson planning! It's crazy, I know. I find myself skimming through my Feedly to see who has added an interesting idea or math tidbit to challenge me. Then I look for one more good way to teach required content. It's really difficult to turn off that part of my thinking!
And since I'm thinking so much about school still, I want the clocks to move slowly through these summer hours! While I choose to think about school even in the summer, I'm not ready to face the reality of school just yet!
I had big plans for the summer as far as eating healthy, exercising more, and putting off a few pounds. We eat reasonably healthy; our family focuses on whole foods, little to no packaged products, less sugar and grain than the average bear. And this summer I have been in the pool almost everyday. But the pounds, they do stick! I haven't managed to tip the scales in the negative direction at all!
Friday is the Fourth! We might walk to the local park where some fireworks will take place. But there's a good chance we'll just catch the explosions on TV. During the day, I doubt we will do anything historic. If all goes well, we may grill some ribs!
What's happening in your July life?