Winters are hard on me. I know I'm not alone but that doesn't make it easier. Somedays are better than others. Balt helps. He got me up early this morning and I got a great workout in with plenty of time to get outside for a long dogwalk. During my walk I started crying. The only nice part of this was that it kept my face warm which is usually the coldest part of going for my morning walks. Hormones, loneliness, sinus pain, the cold, frustrations, feeling sorry for myself-- all stuff I have a hard time controlling. I have to remind myself all will pass eventually. I'm just waiting for Spring.
I had to run out during my prep to get stuff for my advanced metals classes. I forgot to order my supplies ahead of time and now I'm scrambling to get it all together. I couldn't find lamp wicks for my class set of lamps (used to heat tools for wax carving). I googled wicks and found they are made from braided cotton, so I just purchased some braided cotton rope and cut it up. I warned Joe that if the school fire alarm went off this afternoon then it meant my rope idea didn't work. Luckily for me and my students, it all worked out great. My students got to work and that's what matters.
I stayed after school getting some work done. I've got 93 proof pages due on Friday and another dozen or so to finish off our second deadline. I came home to Balt eagerly awaiting and we went on another walk. I warmed up some leftovers, cooked up some winter squash to use for future cooking and made a salad for my lunch tomorrow, and made some fresh vegetable juice for the rest of the week. I've gotten hooked on the show Empire, so now I have something to watch on Wednesday nights before bed. It's not a good use of my time, but it's all I can muster up for now.