For so many years I thought being a student, getting ready for
school to begin, was nerve wracking and stressful. However for those
familiar with the world of education, the time spent preparing and
doing so many behind the scenes things often goes unnoticed and is
exhausting. On my uber-long days I sometimes feel like I’m a camel
when I come equipped with all of my necessary sundry items (purse, tote bag, bottles of
water) to help me last through the day.
Over the past couple of weeks I have had to arrive at work earlier than
preferred for related meetings, seminars, and committee
responsibilities. And though this isn’t a schedule I prefer every day,
I have found fulfillment in rising early, reading, praying, and feeling
like I’ve made something of my day before leaving home. Once arriving
back home I have relieved stress by baking. Oh yes, this week an apple
cake, an Emeril recipe for a breakfast casserole
(substituting turkey sausage rather than pork), and raspberry-apple
scones have rounded out my culinary wizardry. Earlier in the summer I
made my first quiche. You may call me Betty Crocker but not Martha
Stewart. Also this week I rediscovered the exercise bike in my
basement. Besides being a dandy place to hang clothes I need to iron,
it helped me have a great workout yesterday morning. 4 miles worth!
And thus the weekend begins.