It is so easy to feel lazy these days when we can easily see everything our friends are doing on social media. I often get to the ends of weekends and think about all the things I haven't done. Even this weekend is prone to those sorts of feelings, and here's a run down of what I did:
Friday night bed at 7 pm with the little dude (yes! exhausting week of staying up late due to the feelings mentioned above of never getting stuff done, plus he and I are both fighting a cold that just won't quit). And this is where I add a side note: I fell off the blogging bandwagon so I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I grew a second human! He's a year old now and completely fabulous. His name is Paul. We are smitten.
Saturday: taught morning science exploration time with a coworker for a bunch of middle schoolers, hung out with my kids, went on a long family walk (2 or 3 miles?), grilled for dinner, practiced videoconferencing with my cousin, and enjoyed snuggle time with both my kids at bedtime. Oh, and taped 30 minutes of video lectures for my students so class time can be spent on discussion, exploring, and questions.
Sunday: Matt left early for a 5k, so I got both kids up and ready and out the door to the zoo by 9:45 (a big deal since Julie, the 3.5 year old, sleeps in), enjoyed a day at the zoo, went to Target with Julie to look for a second carseat for her, had a virtual baby shower for my brother and sister in law (hence the videoconferencing) with our extended Penn family (not my actual last name but the part of my family I am closest too, hence my blog name), bedtime snuggles with both kids, and now folding laundry.
And here I was bumming about all the grading I didn't do this weekend, or lesson planning, or cleaning my office, or working on a big sewing project I'm part way through . . . but now I am feeling accomplished.