Saturday, October 19, 2013
I am wearing...my fuzziest sock and my warmest fleece sweater. A chill has arrived in the air. This past week I spent a morning with all the kids in the closet changing over our clothes from summer short-sleeves to fall/winter warmth. I was amazed to see how much G-Bear has grown in the past year (most of her winter clothes no longer fit). I was also feeling nostalgic as I got out E-Bear's old clothes to add to Buddy Bear's shelves. What a blessing it is for us to be able to hand clothes down to younger siblings! Buddy Bear gets so excited to wear "new" clothes that E-Bear once wore.
I am creating...a second exam for the students in my physiology class. I have enjoyed teaching immensely. I have also found it to be immensely challenging. There is never enough time in the day to prepare as much as I would like. Since T is able to be home with the kids during one of my lectures and during my lab time, we only have 3 hours of babysitter time each week. That means I stay up late and wake up early to plan my lectures so that I can spend the daytime with the kids. I enjoy introducing the miraculous human body to my students, as I watch them make connections that I remember making for the first time a decade ago. I am also humbled and comforted by the fact that if I ever have the chance to teach again, I'll probably (hopefully!) do a better job having done it once before.
I am looking forward to... Nana's arrival this weekend. We'll enjoy a full week of Nana's love and support, and we're all doing an excited, happy dance as a result.