Thursday, January 24, 2008

A girl can work AND ski....

Turns out, if you live in Maine, where I live, you can work a full day (starting pretty early, I might add, and including a quick trip to the pediatrician for a kid with an ear infection), and still fit in a few runs on the ski hill after work.

Yup, I’m not kidding. Today I did a bit of early morning before the kids were up school work (as well as threw together a lasagna). Then we entered complete crisis mode, as one kid woke up with a serious earache, and the other woke up with wicked cranky pants on. Nevertheless, we proceeded as the day was intended to be – me to work and kids to school/daycare. I then managed to teach both my classes, and attend a meeting in between, and meet with an advisee in need… Then I headed off to Titcomb, so I could see Alden during his break in the middle of ski program (when a colleague heard that he had an ear infection, she said, “and you are going to make him go skiing?” Damn right I am. And, he’s going to like it, too. Really, he was excited and wanted to go skiing, ear infection notwithstanding.)

I skied one run by myself, and then three or four with Alden, after he finished his ski program.

A few concessions:

I did let my morning class out a bit early, so I could get Alden to the doctor.
I was late to my lunchtime meeting.
A babysitter picked Alden up from school and took him to his ski program (I was still teaching class then).
Ray did pick up Milo from daycare.
I did use no-boil noodles for the lasagna.

Lest you think I have turned into superwoman, I wanted to be clear about those few things.

Anyway, the point was not so much about what I managed to do, on this day that had quite a rocky start, but, to note how cool it is that I can go and do a little skiing after a day at work.


Spgonahan said...

But you are something of a superwoman ...

Wendy & Jil - The Original Agreeable Sisters said...

good point, you are superwoman. sounds like a hectic day, i resemble that. check out the blog, some pictures of friday with the kalis family.