I have always had trouble with time.
One would not expect a teacher to have trouble telling time, but two instances today made me very aware that I can not accurately tell time.
Experience #1. The new German math teacher asked me what time her lesson with my students was to end.
“11:45. Oh wait, (frantically looking at my time-table) oh, no, it’s actually 10:45. Just go by the bell, that’s what I do.”
Probably not the best, most professional, “I have it all together,” first impression.
Experience #2. During our Spring is almost here let’s go outside for PE nature walk, I rushed my students back to school (as in we ran for one block) when I noticed that the day would end in 5 minutes. Only to get to school and hear no bell. Weird. I looked again more carefully. Minute hand= 15. That’s correct. Hour hand=2. Oops, I expected to see 3. Apparently I had overestimated the amount of time 2 science experiments took and was off by ONE HOUR all afternoon.
This morning my oats took longer to cook than I had expected. They also didn’t taste as good as I had hoped.
Don’t try this at home… it isn’t worth it!
1/4 cup each of oats, water, milk
1 tsp. wheat germ
1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 mashed banana
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 spoon peanut butter
At least my coffee never fails me!
Luckily, I made it in time to both put together and enjoy this beautiful tuna salad salad for lunch.
One thing I am good at is finding time for chocolate!
Class fruit snack happened on time– well not really.
I was able to hitch a ride with a colleague to the local hardware store- to save a bit of time this afternoon.
I spent €50 on duct tape for a class project. Yes,€50. Note to self, never plan a project using affordable and easy to find American products. They are neither affordable nor easy to find in Germany.
I munched on a roasted red pepper baguette from the bakery to fuel me before hitting up the gym.
Unfortunately, while in the rush of packing my gym bag, I forgot my sports bra. Not good. I took it easy- bike and treadmill for 45 minutes then called it a night.
Dinner was a time-saving fruit salad.
I’m now in the process of making sunflower seed butter and doing dishes. Both are taking longer than I had expected. After that I look forward to spending some quality time with my fellow bloggers!