Sunday, November 19, 2006

busy busy busy

This weekend has been very busy. The other day I was approached by the department head at the community college. I was requested to take over the Typography I course - as the current instructor would be unable to complete the course. I have accepted the course, mostly due to the fact that the majority of these students would be transferring to the University and taking Typography 2 from me next semester. I would either have to teach them a semester's worth of type now (in the next 4 weeks) or have to teach them the same information during Typography 2. So, I will taking up this additional course starting tomorrow.

So, tonight I am attempting to prepare three different lecture topics for tomorrow (almost done). I have developed a 4 week syllabus. There are a few more decisions to make about the class - such as projects, homework, quizzes, etc.

Today is Elyse's birthday. While I would usually make a cake and make a great dinner I realized that I simply don't have time for it today. I purchased boca burgers and a cake. Nothing from scratch - no time and even less energy. It is difficult, but I realized that it is okay get help - either from others or in the form of packaged food. There are times when it is important to know that you can't do it all.

Slowing down can mean many things - but it means different things to different people. One day it may mean cooking everything from scratch and another day it may mean that you need to cook from a box or pick up a cake from the store. It is still okay. I know that tomorrow will be different.


AnnMarie said...

Such great advice! One of the reasons I slipped into some mild baby blues after my daughter came home was food related. Neither my husband nor I had the energy to prepare food. Back then, we ate more packaged food than we do now, but it wasn't really all that much. It took about a month of eating poorly to realize that it would be far better for our energy levels to just buy things premade or easy to make. Must say they weren't the tastiest foods around, but at least we were eating more! It was very hard since it didn't fit my frugality, but it's the advice I now give other parents to be! It's better than breaking down crying at 5pm because you are tired, hungry, and have no energy to get any food which you so desperately need!

SimplyTim said...

Sounds like so much has been heaped on your plate already.

Three squares a day is always a good idea and breathing is always in order.

Good luck!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I'm so glad to see you feeling okay about breaking the made-from-scratch mold on this occasion. I've been feeling guilty for how much packaging we've used and how much restaurant food we've eaten since Dan went into the hospital, and this makes me feel a little better.

Emme said...

Sally, I wish that I could help! Don't feel guilt at this time. Do what you need to do to be with Dan. long distance (((hugs))) to you!