Can I get personal?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Aces, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. TeacherGroupie

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    Oatmeal is easy and easily changed up. I cover the bottom of a microwaveable bowl with uncooked regular raw oats, add just enough water to moisten all the flakes, then microwave for 90 seconds; those who prefer their oats creamy rather than chewy are welcome to add more water and microwave for more time. Finish the oatmeal with something dairy, broadly construed (cream, half and half, milk, yogurt, soy or nut milk, etc.) plus something for flavor and sweetness (maple or agave syrup, white or cane or brown sugar, jam or preserves, fresh fruit, even pomegranate molasses or Torani syrup). Or go Scottish and season with butter and salt and/or pepper: it's better than it sounds. Alternatively, add spices to the raw oat flakes before microwaving: a dusting of ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, commercial pumpkin-pie spice, even dried or fresh herbs.
     
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    I shower at night so my husband can use the shower in the morning. I don't wear makeup, so that saves time. I can be up, dressed, and out the door in under 15 minutes.
     
  3. rpan

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    I need an hour to get ready in the morning and I don’t exercise or take a shower or do my hair or make/eat breakfast in the mornings. I don’t even know why it takes me so long to get ready when I’m not really doing much.
     
  4. Lisabobisa

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    My alarm rings at 6 am. I try to wake up then and take my dog for a walk. I have a second alarm for 6:30 in case the first one doesn't wake me up. (but then I can't take the dog for a walk, but she has a fenced in back yard to run around in while I get ready). I shower at night, so I get dressed, pack my gym bag, basic hair and makeup, basic hygiene (toothbrush, deodorant, etc) and I'm out the door by 6:45. I eat breakfast and coffee at school. I get there early to get things done before the daily rush begins.
     
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    Yeah, it takes me a while to function. I'm a snooze hitter. Then I'm still dragging but til my caffeine kicks in.
     
  6. a2z

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    I can be up and out in under 20 minutes, but I do like to take time to relax before getting ready. I understand liking to take that hour of me time in the morning, but it must be built into the getting ready schedule and built around other things that need to be done prior to going to where I am going.

    Since I believe that on-time is late, I always build in extra getting ready and there time. I really hate being late. I'm usually the one waiting on others to be ready to go. It is frustrating, especially when they are doing non-essential things and pushing the schedule to the last minute.
     
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    I take about 45 minutes from out of bed to out the door. Up at 5:15 - shower, dressed, makeup - make my son's and my lunch by 6:00. Only thing not on is my shoes. I actually don't need to leave at that time, but then I have time to get my 13 yr old moving, eat a leisurely breakfast, watch news, etc. In a pinch, I can get out the door in 20 minutes from alarm to car. I am always waiting for my husband and son. It takes my son 30 in the shower. It drives me nuts.
     
  8. minnie

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    My kids (I have two who go to the school where I teach) , hubby and I all take our showers at night. We also get all of our clothes picked out, ironed and ready the night before.
    5:45-6:10- Get up and get dressed.
    Wash face.
    Fix hair.
    6:10-6:30-Make breakfast for me and watch a little morning TV while I eat. I make three eggs over medium with toast or else I'm ravenous by 10:00.
    6:30-6:50-Brush teeth and put on makeup.
    6:50-7:00- Wake up kids and have them get dressed.
    7:00-7:10- Fix kids' hair.
    7:10-7:25- Kids eat breakfast. While they do this, I get their lunches together.
    7:25-7:30- Kids brush teeth. While they do this, I get all of my stuff together (purse, lunch, keys, coffee).
    We are out the door by 7:30. We arrive at the school at 7:50. School starts at 8:15. It's a super tight schedule but we try to get as much ready as possible the night before.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    Get up earlier!
     
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    I get up at 5:40. Jump in the shower. Come out have coffee then get dressed and dry hair. Then leave by 6:45 or a bit earlier.
     
  11. vickilyn

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    I'm with a2z - late isn't in my vocabulary or actions. I have that long drive down to a science (no pun intended). I know when the busses run for the HS, MS, and ES in the districts I drive through, and where trafic might bog down at specific times. I don't mind the drive, but I don't like being in my car going nowhere, stuck in stalled traffic. Going somewhere with my son is pure torture - I am sitting, waiting, more waiting, and then he wonders why I am not excited by the time he finally makes an entrance.. He apparently can be on time, but just chooses not to be when he is going with me. I don't understand the disconnect between being on time vs. being late and how that is received by others. I have no idea if it is a new culture, but I find it frustrating, so I try to just nap through it..
     
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    I'm so tired just reading this thread. And happy to be retired.
     
  13. vickilyn

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    Now you're just rubbing it in. ;) There are times when retirement sounds good, but not quite good enough - yet.
     
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    I purposefully wake up far earlier than I need to, either for school or on weekends, to give myself quiet down time before interacting with others. Around 6:15 - 6:30, I wake up, shower while listening to NPR, shove in my contact lenses, and get dressed if I am dried off enough. Usually I will head downstairs in a bathrobe with my hair in a towel. Then it's breakfast for the guinea pigs and a double espresso for myself (I don't eat hay with them) while I read the comics page and advice columns. If I time it right, I'm ready to get dressed and at least put on light face moisturizer by 7:00. Then I go back downstairs, hair still wet, and have some cheese or mixed nuts for breakfast while working the crossword puzzle. By the time I finish that, it's time to make another double espresso to wave under Rockhubby's nose. Once he's awake, then I'll dry my hair, CAREFULLY brush my teeth so I don't get gunk on my clothes, and throw on a little mascara.

    This is the relaxed version of the day. If I'm running super late, I'll throw my hair in a ponytail, guzzle my espresso, and do the crossword puzzle at my desk at school (which is non-negotiable).
     
  15. TeacherNY

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    I hate being late. I have a very low opinion of people who are consistently late (emergencies aside). I have to clock in to work by 8am per contract but if I'm not in school by 7:30 I reprimand myself for being so lazy and late!!!
     
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    I sometimes shower at night because we only have one bathroom. If I shower at night I can take my time and leave the conditioner in my hair for longer which I really need!
     
  17. Aces

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    I tend to agree here. My school starts at 0730 but I'm usually there by 0630 or so...which is probably how I got roped into bus duty this year.
     
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    I can be out the door in 15 minutes if need be, but it is usually closer to 30.
     
  19. Ms.Holyoke

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    I set my alarm for 5am and I get out of bed at 5:30. I am usually out the door by 6:30. I choose my outfit the day of which takes time and I also have to take my dog out and feed him. :)
     
  20. ChildWhisperer

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    6:25 alarm
    Brush teeth, wash face, put in contacts, put on makeup and clothes
    7:15
    Feed cats, make coffee (to go), make lunch, make breakfast & eat it (all at once / multitasking ftw)
    7:30
    Head out the door
    7:45
    Arrive at work
     

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