Today was a L-O-N-G day. I didn't even give myself a fighting chance because I stayed up until 5:15am, allowing myself only 45 minutes of sleep before I had to wake up again, dress semi-nicely (read: not pajamas), get the biggest coffee Caribou had to offer and arrive at school by 7am.
We heard an amazing speaker, though, which was pretty much the highlight of my day. His name is Dr. William McBride and he spent a lot of the morning making me laugh and forget that I didn't want to come back to school, and then we took a break and when we gathered back together he spent more time explaining a lot of interesting things about vocabulary and literacy. Fascinating. Did you know that only one in three adults bought a book last year?? I can't cite his source, but I was appalled.
I love good speakers who make me excited to teach.
But after Dr. McBride spoke I went to lunch with a group of friends from work and it was exhausting to talk and be social. I wanted to crawl home and sleep forever. Instead I stayed at work until I couldn't bear it anymore--4:30--then I drove home and napped.
Then Erica called and took me shopping and I bought my first ever Coach purse and it is beautiful and expensive and completely pointless and unnecessary and I LOVE IT. (p.s. I bought it on sale, so don't get all appalled at the cost. And, it's regular leather, not suede)