At 4AM this morning when the sky started to lighten, I was more than a little upset with myself. I just couldn't sleep. Honestly, I tried. But I think I just had too much on my mind. If I'd been smart I would have gotten my butt out of bed and gone downstairs to write. Instead I watched some stupid show about cakes. Not the best use of my time.
Here's the short list that's been flowing around...
After paying the mortgage, insurance, utilities, car payment, etc., I have about $400 a month left. That's before food and fun. This time last year I had close to $1000. I am not a big spender. It's kind of scary.
Hmmm.... I am introducing the students today to No Child Left Behind. Do I want to do the historical piece, or just jump into the last 10 years?
Oh, yeah, I can't forget the difference between compulsory and compensatory education.
Should I use the NCLB video?
I really need to find my copy of the Bruner text.
Crap I haven't read the student essays.
Two weeks left for the deadline for the Citizenship piece.
The MWPSA conference call was extended to Friday. Should I send in a piece? Will MSU fund the travel if I get accepted?
I need to get the fall planting done.
Crap, I'm running out of socks. Time to do laundry.
Is public education a right or a privilege? What are the implications for learning depending on your answer?
I wonder if I use the springform pan, Will the chocolate cake turn out better?
Giants game on Sunday. It better not rain. I do not like football enough to go sit in the rain for 3 hours.
I need to write that forward for the book.
It's a relief that Teacher Ed Admissions are done. I couldn't handle another week of that.
Yeah, what goes on in my head is not a pretty thing. And that's just what I remember from last night.