always a soccer mom!? I am not so sure. While I have many happy memories of soccer tournaments and traveling long distances for short games, I am glad to have that part of our lives finished. What I am left with is more than just memories though. I have a group of women who bonded with during those years of watching our daughters play soccer. We had not met altogether in many years but a group of had what one called a "launching" party. Eight moms gathered in a sushi bar for great food, good company and lots of laughter. We toasted to our daughters' success. It was really nice to catch up and connect again.
My morning started with rain, so I got on the treadmill for the first time since spring. I got a great workout in, sweat and then showered. Balt did not get a workout in. So after a relatively calm day at work I ran home to get Balt walking. Luckily the rain had stopped but the heat dropped dramatically and I had to put on a sweatshirt for our afternoon walk. By the time I left for dinner, I needed a coat. It doesn't feel like Summer anymore.
I wore my new CMC mom shirt. I got it in yesterday's mail. It was a gift from my sister in law. With my CMC lanyard, I am decked out in college mom pride. My "purpose board" is up in the painting classroom and I made sure to write out our target goals for the day. I added vocabulary words and a check for understanding statement. We are expected to have purpose boards in all of our classrooms with clear and purposeful goals written every day in every hour. While it's not really a difficult task to add to each class, it does mean needing a bit of thoughtful time before each class begins. Once it gets done for a semester it will be easier and easier. I was thinking of taking photos of each one I write out, but it may be easier just to start a diary of them all.