MIAGD: Thursday – hitting my stride

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Thursday has arrived, and I heartily welcome it as the start of my new three non-teaching day stretch.

I’ve managed to schedule all my teaching into four days, Sunday through Wednesday. Scheduling-wise, it fell into place beautifully.

Physically, this first week has been grueling as I redefine pacing and adjust home and career into a comfortable blend.

Age also proves to be a factor as my energy levels are no longer what they once were and I find this to be the most deplorable factor in the aging process. My entire life I could easily rely on 4-5 hours of sleep each night. I never required more. My mother is similarly wired.

Because of this wiring, I was the only kid in my school who watched Johnny Carson long after my classmates had been asleep.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still have lots of energy. I no longer have the physical capacity upon which my younger self constantly relied.

This Thursday morning is far too cold to be on the deck. In fact, I’m writing this from the bed in the guest bedroom with Bailey and Harrigan snuggled next to me and Chief and Erma on the floor.

Tonight is the Fairmont vs Alter game. I will watch several students perform in their first official marching band performance while others begin their senior year. Exciting!

Make it a great day!

Erma is the most loving, affectionate little pal. She’s also my shadow.

While the other dogs conduct their morning ritual of scouring the yard for invading creatures, Erma stays by my side.

Harrigan always needs something to bring to others, even items from the trash.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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