Category Archives: sleep

Hearing the Final Bell

I find it funny that even when my teaching day goes well, I am so relieved…..glad…ecstatic when it is over. Today was just such a day.  I did a good job teaching and I used my free time well both … Continue reading

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What Did You Do Today?

When I ask my students what they did the day before, they often answer with the words “nothing” or they merely shrug their shoulders. Then I chastise them by reminding them that they: studied English/learned something about English traveled on … Continue reading

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Unstructured Time

Yesterday, I woke up to feed the cat and went back to bed. This is not a new phenomenon, but one that happens whenever I am not working or working late.  The cat has always had an early breakfast and … Continue reading

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Enjoying Morning

My morning was ruined by my commute to work. The bus was late and incredibly slooooooooooow.  I am so embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to get to work that I refuse to write it down here.  … Continue reading

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A Thought on Sleep

    Catching up on sleep is a phrase people have used my whole life. I’ve heard it muttered by family members, friends, and even strangers on the bus.  And while I understand it, it does make me wonder.  If … Continue reading

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A Slump

  I’m in a bit of a writing slump. I know there are Perfect Moments happening all around me, but when it comes time to record them, they seem to disappear.  Today, I distinctly remember thinking that something should be … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Yourself!

As I type this the weekend is all but officially over. I should be asleep, or at least heavily into sleep preparation.  Instead, I am at this keyboard trying to pound out a few words before the reality of Monday … Continue reading

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Explaining a September Lull

If it wasn’t clear to everyone in my last post, I think the picture above says it all. Autumn, or Fall, is definitely on its way.  I photographed the picture above on my walk home yesterday. I have been feeling … Continue reading

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A Nice Day At Home

For the next couple of weeks, I am working a compressed work schedule. This means more teaching on the days I am at work, but also means more time off.  Today, was a day off. In the past, I used … Continue reading

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Cool Morning

I know people aren’t going to agree, or even like what I am going to write for Today’s Perfect Moment. It isn’t going to be popular.  I expect a flood of negatives and only a handful of readers who agree.  … Continue reading

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