Tonight I enjoyed a belated Mardi Gras celebration with an old friend. Yes, Mardi Gras was officially a little over two weeks ago- unfortunately, that date coincided with my friend's chemo treatment so we decided we'd put that King Cake in the freezer and get to it at a better time.
Tonight was the perfect time! For myself, it was the first week back in the classroom. Even though I had no students with me as of yet just the added tasks of commuting, packing lunch, and figuring out how to get my work area set up was so much more exhausting than I could imagine. I mean, I have been working since August- so why was this so taxing?
Already, I've noticed that my daily walks have disappeared. Even though I managed to get a short walk in during my lunchtime this week, that short stroll is nothing close to the two or three miles I was getting in while working from home.
So, perhaps a dinner of pancakes and bacon followed by a sweet, praline King Cake wasn't the best way to wrap up a busy week. Yes, a forced walk would have been better but I'll take friendship over exercise anytime.