I get up every morning at 6am. I get the kids up, (teenagers sleep through alarms). I make them a warm breakfast and help with lunches. I try to remember to tell them how awesome they are through pre-coffee clenched teeth but often just grunt and point. My son has SATs today so I had to dig deep and remind him to take his time and boost him up before sending him off to caffeinate on his way to school.
I also had to touch base with them because of what is happening in the news right now. The U.S. has a new Supreme Court Justice, the election is just days away, and (I can't believe I am shocked about this) another police shooting, I just gave them a heads up, asked them not to get into it with anyone at school, and hope we can talk about it more tonight. I can barely keep my head above water right now. When I got up and saw the video of the police shooting, I cried. I just cannot imagine it is any easier for a teenager to process all of this.
Thankfully, today is a rare day to myself. Because I have to work on Saturday, I get today "off" so I grab my laptop and make myself a Cafe Au Lait and let the procrastination begin! Actually, the best thing I can do for myself is to get outside but it is cold and damp out so I will probably do a little yoga from my favorite yoga site and some cardio. Hopefully, this will boost my mood. If all else fails, I can always go sit under my grow lamp.