Okay, the clocks rolled back an hour this past weekend, and the clock in my head is ready to shut down earlier than I would like. The problem with that is the list of things I have to do is no shorter than it was last week. I am not having such a hard time with getting up in the morning. In fact the little boys are still getting up according to their internal clock, and they both have been up at near 5:30 a.m. the past two days.
I am making it my goal to leave work during daylight hours (which gets harder as the winter solstice approaches) so I can see natural light each day. I do not have windows in my classroom this year, so missing the sun is very possible if I work past five. This week I am driving to school in daylight so I will enjoy that for a couple of weeks before we are reduced to the shorter December and January versions of day. So as my mind is shutting down earlier, I will try to get to sleep earlier this week and pack all I can into a smaller amount of time in the weeks to come.