My day starts before 5:00AM. I am
up and on the computer, checking social media, working on a TpT
project &/or emailing teachers/school staff. Yep, I am one of THOSE …. a morning person. Don’t worry, there is a downside….and it happens around 9:00PM,
sometimes earlier. Before that, my
day is a string of stops.
stop: The gym at about 6:20 AM. 20 minutes of laps in the pool. I feel like I
have accomplished something by just getting there, getting IN and swimming for
20 minutes! I do this twice a week and work out at home another 2 days.
stop: Amador High School. I’m lucky that I am able to work at 2 of the schools
my kids attended-both graduated from Amador High. My high school students are GREAT and we have a supportive
schools and being able to go home for lunch is wonderful. It was a sanity saver
a few years ago when I had a HUGE caseload and a lot of other stress going on!
stop: Pine Grove School…home of the Bears! This school really feels like home.
This was my sons’ elementary school. Many of their teachers are still there.
I’ve been involved at Pine Grove School in one capacity or another since 1996–as a mom, volunteer, as the SLP, parent/teacher group, etc.
stop: Dad’s house. At age 85, sometimes, he
needs help with household tasks. Today, I’m picking up his laundry which I will
do and return in a few days. We visit for a little while before I’m off to my
next stop…unless he needs something at the store first.
stop: Sutter Amador Hospital. I’ve worked at the local hospital for 18 years! I love
the medical part of our profession and have worked part-time as a medical SLP my entire career (almost 31 years). Today I have 2 inpatients and one is NPO (can’t have anything mouth). I triage them. The NPO patient is seen first. Occasionally, there is an outpatient who needs an MBSS (modified barium swallow study), which happens 3-4 times a month. Like Pine Grove School, the hospital also feels like home.
LAST stop for today: HOME! Time to walk the dog, get on the computer-more IEP
paperwork, emails, social media, work on TpT
products(s). My husband arrives home around the same time. He runs a consulting engineering firm (and our sons are engineers, too!). The downside of being an early bird? I just can’t stay awake past 9:30PM!
have left home and you are no longer running them around to all of their
activities, school(s) or helping them with homework, etc.!