I am getting into the swing of things but I must say, I am so tired at the end of the day. I need to up my iron intake for sure. In my defense I am getting up at 5am, sometime a bit earlier with Balt. I love those morning hours, sipping coffee and enjoy the leisureliness of it, especially since it is so warm out even at that time. It makes it feel like summer is still in my life. I read the paper and have time to enjoy a long walk with Balt. By the time I get to school, things pick up and I will easily get 6 miles of walking in. I am connecting with my classes, starting projects and talking a lot less. With the heat and the start of school, students are mellow. I went home for lunch today to check on Balt and just enjoy stepping away from school (which is easy in less than 1/2 hour lunch since I live so close to the school). I got dishes done and then finished the clean up once I got home from the work day. I swept, vacuumed and made dinner. I chatted with my mom for a while. She is feeling wonderful now that is off all of her cancer meds. She has a kidney scan next week but reports swelling is down everywhere but her head, which is due for a draining. Amazing how much better one can feel when they are no longer taking poison. I made the mistake of turning on the news after I finished our conversation. I was out within minutes, asleep on the coach, eager for the weekend to start.