A photo an hour (almost) on a regular early spring Tuesday (March 24, 2015).
6:20 am: Normally I have to wake her around 7 am, but this Tuesday she woke me up before my 6: 25 am alarm. She found the bathroom too cold, so she got comfortable under her baby duvet with Frozen on the iPad whilst I showered and got dressed.
7 am: I spilled coffee on my dress and had to change. Packed lunch and coffee for the drive to work are ready though.
8 am: I managed to get to work in time for the morning meeting - which rarely happens these days. The morning schedule between 7 and 8 am is pretty tight; getting a three year old ready for kindergarten and drop her off can be quite a challenge time wise. She does not seem to understand the concept of "hurry up, mamma needs to get to work".
9 am: My first class on Tuesdays is at 9 am, so I spent the first hour of my work day grading English papers.
11:20 am: Two classes of Norwegian with my 8th graders and then lunch break patrol (not sure if this is the right expression). My assigned patrol areas on Tuesdays are the sports hall and the hallway. I prefer my Thursday library patrol duty.
Noon: Spent the rest of the day mostly grading papers plus taught a history class at the end of the day. And then there were a few parent-teacher conferences. Only three classes to teach on Tuesdays, which leave me with lots of time to do other teacher stuff. I like my work Tuesdays.
4 pm: Home! And a happy surprise from my mother-in-law; mini daffodils by the front door. I guess she got tired of seeing the very dead pelargoniums.
5 pm: Sølve came home early, so we got a chance to have dinner as a family. Spaghetti with tomato sauce (made Monday evening instead of working on a paper that is due Friday), minced meat and grated parmesan cheese. Always a winner in this family!
5:30 pm: Got a sudden craving for beans. Happy to have this kind of food thoughts again after half a year of hardly any cooking.
7 pm: I took a much needed nap...
...after which I found some lovely light in the living room...
...and a happy toddler helping her father in the garden.
8 pm: While Sølve took care of getting Sara to bed, I tried my best to work on that paper that is due Friday.
9 pm: Super tired and already so fed up with the paper! Working full time and being a part time student is not a walk in the park. Time to get things ready for the morning.